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+.
shawn92 (5) - Plymouth, USA - JUN 28, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite beers of the spring season, especially on tap. Very malty beer with hints of chocolate and roasted nuts. Absolutely delicious.
jbuzz (733) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown, nice nutty malt taste smooth very rich and easy drinking. One of the better Schells.
wlajwl (3328) - 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.
Vballnbeer (154) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has been a while since I had this but I remember really enjoying it. The beer has a sweet, caramel flavor with a slight hint of roast. It has a really nice color and is really smooth.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Crystal Liquor Barrel. Deep copper color with lots of head. Very nice aroma, notes of nuts and caramel. Flavor also very solid with more nuts and caramel, malty and sweet. Medium mouthfeel, a bit chewy (in a good way) with a sweet finish.
aetheon (82) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 beautiful dark amber color, nice head with lots of lacing. rich aroma full of roasted malts. Flavors are of powerful med roasted malts with a moderate hoppy finish.
notes of caramel, dark roast and brown sugar. Full bodied beer. This is very good.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red, brownish color with a very thin head. Aroma of sweet malt and toffee. Strong, very strong, fresh grain taste. It’s like jumping into a combine after the harvest. Some toasted malt and caramel as well. Distinct yet light floral hop finish. Really quite good. Schells was always a decent brewery, but they have gotten a lot better recently.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Buebie poured into a pint glass.
Pours a deep clear copper with a one inch off-white head that recedes to a ring and leaves no lacing.
The aroma is mainly roasted caramel malts but with some dark fruits, especially raisins. There is a hint of hops in the nose as well.
The taste has an initial sweetness of caramel malts with some toasted grains in the background. Some earthy hops are present though very subtle.
The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with lots of carbonation and very smooth going down.
This is a great bock with great complexity but still extremely drinkable. I really enjoyed this one.
fidelis83 (1728) - 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.