fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This offering from Rock Art pours a murky dark brown leaving a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is nutty and sweet creamy milky aroma, ripe fruit, plums, raisins, with a bit of milk chocolate. The taste starts a bit tart, underipned fruit in the taste, creamy milky mouthfeel, nuts, brisk carbonation lovely feel on the palate. I’m actually really enjoying this beer it has a load of flavors that really mesh well together and leave you wanting more of this bock. A great offering from Rock Art one that I will buy a couple more bottles of
DocLock (8311) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 version from trade. Pours hazy dark brownish with ruby hints. Aroma is roasty caramel malt, nuts, chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon. Complex palate with the aforementioned flavors, getting spicier as it warms, but maintaining a solid dark roasty malt bill with backup spices.
johnnnniee (2684) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 Edition poured into a pint glass sampled 5/16/2008.
Pours a cloudy dark brown with a rocky off white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is all malt. I pick up a bready caramely sweet aroma. The taste follows the smell. Mouthfeel certainly is creamy and smooth. Body seemed a bit thin to me. Not a bad brew. I don’t think I would seek it out again, but definitely drinkable.
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown 22oz bottle. 2008 release.
Appearance: Slightly cloudy tawny hue with orange notes around the edges. Head is slight with off-white bubbles gripping the edge of the glass, no lacing, and not much on the surface.
Nose: Roasted grain, toasted oak, raw sugar, chocolate caramel, and something hinting at toffee.
Palate: Soft carbonation, a creamy smooth texture. Right at the back, you can tell it’s a lager, has a little tiny bite right before the finish. Notes of caramelized sugar, toffee, and creme brulée. Clean finish.
Notes: A solid brew. You get what it says: Creamy Bock Lager. A bit creamy on the texture, a bit lager on the finish, and a perfect "session" winter/holiday ale. I appreciate that it’s not a spiced winter release. Cheers to Matt and René!
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark mahogany with crimson edging. A huge, rocky, beige head filled with medium sized bubbles developed. Batter-like froth clung to the edges of the glass after the head fell, but all lacing dissapeared after the first two sips.
Aromatics are rich, malty, and bready. Proofing dark bread leads off, with powdered chocolate and drizzled caramel following through. Slightly roasty and buiscuity.
Medium bodied and on the creamy side, with some residuals lingering on the tongue.
The pallet is more subdued than the nose, with the bready malts still apparent, but a very well attenuated malt character leaves one begging for a little more Munich character.
Bitterness is nill and balancing the slightly sweet maltiness. Fresh bread crusts, cocoa dust, and a hint of toffee round out nicely.
Finishes fairly dry, with some faintly lingering residuals. Alcohol is without a trace, and the beer is very drinkable albeit a bit on the thin side.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 2010. Brown with beige head. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, grass, vanilla, spice. Flavors of toffee, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, licorice, leather, spice. Balanced finish, slightly sweet. Medium-full body with round mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.
dlovell2 (1038) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a tan head. Roasted malt and citrus hop aroma. Roasted malt and caramel flavors with crisp hop finish.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Aaron for this one. Dark brown body, tan head lingers, then recedes to a thin layer of bubbles. Light fruity aroma with some caramel noticeable. Smooth spiced flavor, has a fruit roll up resemblance.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee. Dark pour, malty sweet chocolate aroma, a touch of cigar and tobacco leaf. Kind of rough, bitter aroma, dark malts, sweet and thick and pretty creamy, really. Some odd flavors, but a great mouthfeel. This is really quite OK.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOMBER 2009, pours a dark brune body with a yellow off white head. Light malty body, toasted malt, some light caramel and bitter roasted malt tones. A very mineral and dry coco body with a bitter finish. A nice session ale. I like what the previous review said about olives, i can see where hes going when your first have in in your mouth its bitter and tart like and olive. Now i want olives. Mmm. Good stuff.