DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft taster at RBC. Curious brownish amber color with a light foam head. Malty and yeasty nose, but still a bit subtle. Good summer time bock taste; full of malt, but not heavy. Goes down well despite higher alcohol, nicely sweet with a good balance, even if I can’t pick out the hop load.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at CDA at Fizz. Oddly, this wasn’t the worst of the new bocks I tried during CCBW 11. Pours a pleasing deep gold with some bronze at the edges. Fluffy white head. Nose is really doughy and sweet. Some light bread notes as well. Not great. On taste, it is overly sweet and underattenuated. Lacks the hop crispness of the better examples. Not a fan.