bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Frankfurter glass.
Appearance: Rich chocolate brown with creamy off-white head.
Aroma: Strong bready malt with cherry, chocolate, and metallic & spicy hops.
Taste: Complex and rich malts with chocolate, bread, caramel, cherry and dark fruit. Turns spicy and slightly bitter at the end.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is very smooth, clean and almost creamy.
Overall: Fantastic Bock that even rivals many Doppelbocks in terms of its malty punch. One of the very few German-style Bocks around with its pure barley malts (no wheat, adjuncts or spices) and its original gravity of 16+.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too watery for the style and I have a hard time getting past that... cheers!
wlajwl (5054) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pure sweetness in the malt that dominates. Not much hops but bocks aren’t supposed to have much hops, great standard bock.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is slightly sweet, little roasted malt. Easy to drink.
strongpieman (1635) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overall, just okay. Odd taste at finish... maybe like cloves? I like some bock, but this one doesn’t overwhelm.
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a Schell variety pack. Brownish with a tan head that holds modestly, not much lacing, nutty malty flavoe and quite good for the style
fidelis83 (2267) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium red-brown with a 3-finger creamy beige head that has awesome retention. Aroma is lot of rich caramel, light roast, crusty and doughy white bread, wood and earth notes and a hint of mild chocolate. Flavor is caramel, bread crust, sweet grain, sweet granola, mild chocolate, earth, light citrus, hay, grass and roast. Finishes with dark caramel, sweet grain and a little grain. Medium bodied with a light creaminess, somewhat dry finish and pleasantly mild carbonation. This is a really nice brew, tasty and rich, but not too heavy on the palate.
thegreenrooster (3721) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a browm with a large white head. Aroma is nutty with some sweet caraml malt and a bit of metal. Flavor is some caramel malt and finishes with an smoke flavor. This is alright nothing great though.
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a medium semi loose fluffy light tan head and soem lace. The araom is nutty with some caramel notes and is just lightly metallic. The flavor is lightly fruityand nutty with som caramel, very well balanced. My brother in law says it’s smooth!
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beautiful translucent sanguine body, thin tight buff head. Burnt caramel nose with toffee and toast, grassy hops. Toasty body with tart burnt caramel and sweet brown sugar, and hints of candy corn. Long, leafy finish. Tasty.