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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Our delicious bock lager was brewed with lots of rich, sweet caramel malts and delicately balanced with the finest Bavarian Hallertau hops. For all holiday occasions, drink up the good life!

This holiday bock will be available in some of your favorite restaurants and in specially packaged 22 oz. bottles in stores in time for the holidays (limited to 200 cases). We will have a limited number of hand bottles 750 ml bottles specially packaged for the holidays This bottle will be limited to 142 hand numbered bottles available at the brewery only.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Pours a dark, barely transparent mahogany with a thin, light tan head. Has a sweet milk chocolatey grainy bock aroma. Body starts with a subtle earthy sweetness, turning more dry and sticky with a hint of cinnamon spice toward the finish. Nice authenticity and balance. Definitely one of the better Rock Art beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2005
Sampled this right before I had their "barleywine" - I could hardly tell the difference between the two - both were watery and thin, with little defining flavor characteristics - a hint of caramel tried to make that "I’m a bock" statement, but it fell flat before the finish - I’ll think twice before trying anything by this brewery again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
Brewtopia ’05. Clear red/ orange with a syrup aroma. Slight alcohol in the taste with some sweetness and something like "apple tartness". Alcohol never got all the way through and caramel was watered down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Red copper lager with a thick moka head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with alcohol gin aroma. Sweet cardboard malt with not much else. Watery and sad. Dec. 2004. Bought at Winooski Bev. Centre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
Aroma:caramel . Appearance:Dark brown,small head. Flavor:Caramel and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2005
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 Bomber - 2008 Version - Poured a cloudy brown in color with a medium foamy head that settled to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is malty with some hops and slightly sour. Flavor is not overly strong, but has some maltiness and some hop bitterness. Not as good as previous batches. - 2007 version - Poured a cloudy, dark reddish brown in color with a small off-white head that quickly faded. Aroma is sweet with roasted malts. Flavor is also sweet and malty. Only the slightest hint of hops. Much better than last year’s version. - 2006 version - Pours a quite dark reddish-brown with a thin whitish head that does not hang around. Aroma is of caramel and some fruit. Flavor is rather flat and quite watery. Not that good for a limited release. Finish is very plain. Not a good effort

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée au Cabot Annex Store à Waterbury Center, VT. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et on doit se forcer pour trouver une senteur. Apparence: Couleur brune avec des reflets de rouge. Petit col beige pétillant. Aucune dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Aucune saveur. On a l’impression de boire un verre d’eau minérale. Aucun arrière goût. Palette: Corps léger avec une texture très mince. Faible carbonisation. Le pire produit de Rock Art que j’ai gouté à ce jour. (Rating #75)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
canary dog (743) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2004
A really bland Bock beer, culminating in a flat finish. With the exception of their Ridgerunner-- a fine ’jug’ beer-- their products are pretty mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2004
22 oz foil-betopped bottle for the bargain rate of $4.69 (sarcasm). Dark cherrywood color, massive lasting taupe head...huge caramel-vanilla nose with late hints of brandied bananas. Promising start. Alas, I have to taste it, and there the problems begin...woody, dry front, watery body, slightly smoky and astringent finish, more dryness and salt, lifelelss. I wish this brewery would just move to NH so I wouldn’t fee compelled to buy its every mediocre-to-poor product.

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