AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I gave this one a try twice by picking up the 2009 Longshot pack. When I tried it the first time I didn’t really think that much of it, I almost gave it away but decided to give it another shot. I was very impressed by the color of the beer, very clear but at the same time a deep dark brown color. Nice smell to it as well rich malty smell with the hops finishing off nicely. I wish I could say the taste matched up, it really didn’t. I felt like you could really taste the alcohol, which was strange because the content isn’t really that high. I couldn’t really taste the hops. Maybe I just got a bad batch but I wasn’t really that impressed with the taste. The mouth feel and drinkability and mouthfeel was pretty good but still doesn’t make up for the taste.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark brown intense colour, smokey salami aroma, fine coffee flavor, long aftertaste - remembers me more to a porter than to a bock
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 01-09-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Winter Gathering (Bottle provided by patrick767) This bottled beer pours a small tan head, amber body, spotty amounts of lacing, and very little visible carbonation. The Aroma is malty, plums, cherries, and semi-sweet. The Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, and fruity. The Palate is tingly with mild carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is easy to drink at 6.8%ABV, but it could use more flavor.
Drjohnrock (337) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 ounce bottle, tasted on June 3, 2009--just recently found my tasting notes. Dark amber/brown color, small off white head, intense malty aroma, subtlely rich, tangy malty aroma. Very nice interpretation of the style.
bigguns22 (532) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I should have drank sooner but it was pushed to the side in it wait for fall and cover with new beer. Pour was still great amber to brown in color with a large cream head that was fluffy and creamy. Aroma is malty and nutty. Flavors is very nice and even being 3 years pass best date still taste fresh and full body. If it is brew again would buy for sure.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
3rd October 2009
Bottle purchased in a Las Vegas liquor store. Clear brown beer. Dry crispish palate turning softer. Marmite malt and not much else other than a trace of bubblegum in the finish.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found some old notes on this brew after moving. Bottle from 08/2010. Clear dark brown pour with a large head to it. very light aroma. Toasty with good malt and light caramel. Finished a little early though leaving something out.
5000 (5655) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep reddish caramel, large frothy sand colored head, decent lacing.   Sweet malty nose,
bready, caramel, minor dark pitted fruit.   Very smooth on the tongue, malty, soft breadiness, but not so much of
the dark pitted fruit.   This is rather enjoyable.   Little bit of caramel on the backside.   This is
meatier and heavier than the standard Bock.   Wow, yeah, really liking this one.   Feels fairly viscous.
Biscuity as well.   Tasty, heavy, which is great but couldn’t drink more than a few of these.   Very
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light brown-amber with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, and brown sugar. Flavor of sweet, dried fruits, with caramel, cocoa, and a mild nuttiness. Finishes is lightly bitter with a sticky finish.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from liquor store in Bonita: Poured with a thick fat foamy head while the bock was a leather brown hue with no sign of carbonation bubbles rising. Nose is decked with a perfect aroma of malt, fruit and nuts which is why I thought highly of it. The flavor is nutty just like a true England brown ale but is much more complex than that with the fruity flavors of raisin and fig that play they part while the malts sit back and dish out a delicate sweetness that makes this a solid bock.
johnnnniee (1842) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark brown with deep ruby highlights and a fluffy off white head that sticks around forever. Smells a bit grainy with some plums and melanoid in there as well. Taste is brown sugar, dark dried fruits, Caramelized sugars, maybe a hint of licorice. The taste is a little sweet. Nice malt taste. Syrupy mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Not a bad bock.