trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish copper color with a thin white head that leaves spotty lacing. Smells of roasted malt, caramel, and slight chocolate. Tastes of all the same things and slightly hoppy for a bock. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this was pretty mediocre for a winter seasonal and I’m surprised Silver city with their reputation brews this year after year instead of brewing something new and better.
andrewje41 (2787) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour pint at Frankies Pizza. I remember looking for this style way harder than i needed to. Very unique, and this one is no exception. Pours a dark ruby tinted brown with a rocky foam head. Rich malt and spiced aroma. Thick body for a lager. Quite surprised. Thick, malty, chocolate flavor with a cool, rich finish. Overall a tasty beer.
Capa (2623) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I believe they changed the name to Wonderland Winter Lager for the 2015 season. Medium brown with minimal head. Sweet malts, lightly chocolaty, a hint of roasted malt, dark fruits, a bit of sugary booze, molasses is present in the finish. Rather sweet overall. Not bad, really. One is enough, however.
OldMrCrow (2384) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Number 3 in the same blind tasting described by the raters below me. Pours relatively light compared to the others, with plentiful red highlights. Lightly fruity aroma. The beer is gently sweet, with caramel notes. Nothing special.
beastiefan2k (3509) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber; beer #3 in a doppelbock blind tasting (even though this is a Dunkler bock on here but what’s the difference).
This began the train of amber-copper colored beers. This was basically a bigger amber in my mind, can’t even tell its a lager. I even get a little bit of fruit esters. But the biggest give away about this beer is there is a definite American hoppiness (nondescript) that none of the other beers in the tasting had. Worst example of bock, period.
luttonm (4525) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Part of our blind tasting panel. Brown, clear, slight hops. Small alc flavor.
mcberko (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a clear orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, some mild dark fruits, and a touch of wood. Flavour brings out notes of chestnut and mild dark fruits. Well-balanced and cohesive. A nice drinking doppelbock.
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is bready with just a bit of toffee in there for me. Taste is a little sweet, with a bit of a toasty bitter back end. OK.
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at the Silverdale BP Clear deep chestnut brown, with a small coarse head. Toatested caramel malt aroma, I think the very cold serving temp muted this a bit. Great flavors of light roast, brown ale and some honey/wheat toast notes. Decent IBU bite at the end. A nice winter beer.
Prufrockstar (1965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Two more styles to go - glad I found a local example, and also happy to support Silver City. Pours dark ruby-brown; clear, small ring of bubbles. Aroma: chocolate after it sits in the glass for a bit. Initially it’s all biscuit and fruity. Almost vinous. Taste: layers of malts unfold, bringing toffee and plums in addition to the aforementioned aromas. Not particularly sweet, with a pleasant, dry finish complete with warmth from the alcohol. A winter bock indeed. Medium body, slick texture, carbonation is average but a bit prickly. Overall: no idea what sets this style apart from other bocks, but I’m glad this style quest pushed me to this beer.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
New to this style so I cannot compare it to others. Strong roasted malt notes, with a hint of hops and some smokiness. I find it quite pleasant! B+
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