shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sugary and malty with some overtones of ripe, fleshy fruits. Orange color with a slight chill haze and a dense head of beige-colored foam. Caramel and toasted grain flavor with over-ripen pineapple and sweet citrus. Medium-full body, smooth and creamy texture, slightly chewy. This is a good beer, but I was really hoping for more of the tropical fruit to come through. Maybe it’s just getting a bit too old at this point since it was brewed back in May 2014? Drinks a bit thick and too heavy; the alcohol doesn’t hide quietly in the background.
hayduke (3510) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was shared tasting with Strykzone oh Facebook Chat. Poured an orange amber with a big beige head and excellent retention. Light lacing. Nose of mango and pineapple. Medium body. Flavor is malty with mango and pineapple. Other flavors in there too. Can not identify. Finish is dry and bitter citrus. Quite drinkable but the odd flavors distract.
Sammy (9064) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty but I’m not a big bock fan, particularly at these high abv. Yes tropical fruit. Medium mouthfeel, pleasant aroma.
Johnsense (881) - - JAN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, big head. Extremely malt forward in both aroma and taste. Only the slightest hints of tropical fruits peeking through. Medium body. Either the bit of age this has on it did it no favours or the brewers involved went full on malt. Much prefer the rye boc they did with oskar blues.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber/kool-aid orange, with a thick beige head. Aroma is mainly maltly, not a ton of fruit outside of the mango. Taste is similar to the aroma, pretty malty with dried fruit, and apricot lingering.
penstemon (168) - - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is bready, nutty, toffee, and fruit. Taste is malty up front, toffee and bread, then raspberry, candied tropical fruits, a bit of citrus, and booze. Low bitterness. The "fancy" hops in this beer have a hard time shining past the malt.
SSSteve (3863) - - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap. hazy amber with a small head. fruity, sweet, malty aroma with light fruit esters. flavor is malty and very fruity with apple, pear, floral and tropical guava fruits. medium full body. really nice beer. one of the best light colored bocks i can remember in a long time!
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Light sweet malt aroma with light fruitiness. Malt and light honey flavor with light fruitiness and light earthiness.. Medium bodied. Malt and light honey linger with light fruitiness.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 12/25/2014. This heller bock pours a deep amber color from a 12oz can. Medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, tropical (mango, pineapple and coconut?) and bready. A medium bodied heller bock. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. Lots of flavors going on here, tropical, melon and bready. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
hackobock (1793) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
December 20m 2014. Can at home, canned may 4, 2014.
Clear amber with a creamy dense white head. Aroma is sweet malty with raisin and fruity notes, apple and some tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet fruitcake notes, sweet malty and dried fruits, with a very light bitterness. Medium bodied, small bubble carbonation.