JPDIPSO (5318) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark caramel to umber color. Moderate sized, dense head of taupe bubbles. Sweeter aromas with caramel, brown sugar and just a hint of toasted malt. Interesting start, which seems rather dry, but suddenly is overtaken with sweetness of sorghum, caramel and malt. A sweet simple bock.
MNAle (107) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle dated 050816 into a Pilsener glass. Golden dark amber, dark but clear, plenty of carbonation, a tall tan thick creamy head that recedes slowly. Thick, clingy, creamy lacing follows the beer down the glass. Sweet aroma, dark fruits, bread / grain, floral, perhaps a bit of caramel. Moderate to substantial feel with a good presence on the tongue. Complex flavors; dark fruit, sweet, nutty, bread, honey. Finish is slightly (just barely) bitter with a mild finish. Very, very good. This is a top notch beer, true to the style.
johnnymusky (826) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at work...thought i rated this one but i guess not...nose and mouth are mostly caramel and malt...decent taste profile...very easy drinker here.
Dankerickson (6) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium Malt aroma and flavor with a medium low body. Little to no hop flavor with a low to medium low hop bitterness. Overall a well balanced bock that leans slightly towards the malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Steasy66 (1114) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty solid flavor for liquid cancer. Nice malt backbone, slightly bitter finish.
WalterNoze (6) - Breezy Point, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bad water equals bad beer. Contaminated. Groundwater in New Ulm, MN farm country is toxic due to livestock and pesticide run-off and saturation to the water table in porous soil that has been abused for centuries. Check the demographic data on cancer.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, dark red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grain, bread, dough, sour fruit, spice, hints of slight yeast, some trash. Taste was a mix of grain, sour fruit, bread, toast, some yeasty notes into a bit of earth, finishing slightly sweet. Something not working together well for me, but decent overall.
mjmoen (245) - - FEB 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear red color with khaki head. Well balanced with caramel and malty flavors. A tad on the sweet side
Obfuscate (436) - Minneapolis, - JAN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice creamy bock with a hint of spice. Good winter style bock from Shell’s who make solid German beers here in MN.
TXBadger (2353) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice reddish brown color with off-white head. Roasted malts all over the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some caramel malt.