cards04 (1424) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Pours a dark reddish brown. Aromas are bread and yeast. Some sweet raisin aromas too. Nice thicker mouthfeel...a bit sticky. Some sweet malty flavours up front, boozy finish. Pretty good.
shaynsawchuk (340) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 mL bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with a tight off white head. Deep caramel toffee aromas, with raisin, almond and fudge. Big, sweet and malty to start, some hops and spices on the slightly bitter finish. Slightly sour on the aftertaste. Rich and smooth on the palate, this is a pretty big beer. Good flavors and aromas, crying out for smoked meats or rich stews.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweet malty aroma and pours a rich hazy reddish brown.
Large head that dissipates fairly quickly. Some sweetness, but the overall impression is of malt with some hoppiness. Sweetness lingers, but not long enough to be cloying. A very, very nice brew.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.
wilderthanyou (745) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a burnt orange with a short lived fizzy cap. Aroma is biscuity, caramel, malt, dark fruits, and a touch of salted licorice? I’m starting to think maybe I just smell licorice in everything. The flavour starts right out of the gate with dark fruit notes, a bit a bicuit, a bit of caramel, then some. . . . .salted licorice. . . .that trails into the finish. I’m probably just losing my mind. Licorice or not licorice, I like the beer, it’s good, and it’s from Canada, so that cool.
Spab (2093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a lightly cloudy dark orange/brown with moderate-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is caramel, raisin and nuts. Flavour is lightly roasty toffee, raisin, brown sugar and nuts. Alcohol is apparent but not over the top. Good.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber brown pour with a fast-fading off-white head. The aroma is lovely. Toasted nuts, toffee and a little bit of stewed plums and raisin. Fairly assertive hopping with not much in the way of flavour, but more than enough bitterness to cut the sweetness. A fairly assertive alcoholic flavour on the back that would probably settle out with a bit of aging, but the beer is nice and clean. Nice lingering warmth mid-palate. A solid interpretation - could use another six months of age to really round it out.
TheJester (1693) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. Cola brown with no lasting head. The aroma is mild and mostly malty, with bread, toast, berries, and alcohol being the distinctive scents. Tasty, without being complex. A touch of booze. More berries, to go with the bread. Like raisin bread, with no cinnamon. Decent body.
rwgould (325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent golden-brown, very small head, lots of carbonation. Aroma: Grapes, malt, soy sauce. Palate: Medium bodied, smooth, fizzy. Bit dry of a finish. Taste: Slightly bitter, very malty. Really can feel the alcohol. It’s not bad, but probably one of my least favourite bocks to date.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber brought by joel shared with jsprime and myself. dark brown,tan head. some kind of fruity brown ale. alcohol well hidden. not a real doppelbock. certainly not a lager. fine.