Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2006
One of my favorite regular bock beers. Pours a ruby red clear and a thin lasting sticky head and some lace. Aroma is lightly roasty, thcik strong caramel and toasted malts, lightly nutty and some chocolate hints. Roasted nuts, thick toasted malts, bready, loads of munich character and a light herbal hop finish with a hint of sweetness. Great smooth mouthfeel. Nice fall beer. Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2006
12oz bottle. Dark amber color brew with light brown head. Sweet malt and molasses aroma. The flavor begins with a slight tart twinge that hits as the carbonation does. Then roasted malts and some brown sugar (maybe) fill in the rest of the flavor. As the taste ends the flavors kind of even out and dissipates. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for opening the bottle...
Appears a dark brown with some deep crimson notes around the edges. A chunky, tan head slowly fades out into a mild cap and leaves little spots of lacing all around the glass.
Smell is of cocoa, roasted nuts, cream, toasty malt, molasses, and a touch of caramel with some notes of gentle astringency.
Taste is of the aromas with a bit of astringency coming through more in the flavor, making for a slight dropoff against the aromas.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, thin along the palate, and astringent. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle shared courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roasted nuts (quite nutty), light cocoa, and some caramel. Tastes of nuts, chocolate, and lighter roast. egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Poured a red chestnut color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and light alcohol. Taste of more roasted malts, a dry nuttiness, cardboard, toffee, and light citrus.
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle from dickinsonbeer. Thanks! Very dark brown. Very small head. Aroma is heavy molasses , dark roasted malts, and a bit of caramel. Medium bodied, flavors are less pronounced than nose--very roasty, molasses again, coffee grounds. Overall, enjoyable, but lacks the sweetness I like in a bock. Very happy to get to try this one though. Great Label. I guess I just like goats. lgklotet (437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle. Very dark, close to black. Thick lacy brown head that last forever. Quite noticeable carbonation. Packs a hoppy punch in the initial aroma, this note fades and yields to roasty malts that also dominate the taste. Sweet with a note I can best describe as "fresh".. whatever that means... But overall, this is great stuff. Maybe not a perfect example of the style, but to me, that’s no loss. Creds to Systembolaget for getting hold of this stuff.. "available only in the San Francisco Bay Area while supplies last".. I guess it does have certain advantages sometimes with having only one retailer/distributor for an entire nation. Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
Reddish broan with a thick lacing white head. A sweet caramle and molasse aroma, very fruity. In mouth, a nutty sweet malt with sweet cane sugar, maple and nutmg. Medium bodied. A great Anchor beer. Bottle was more than 1 yr old, bought in California August, 2005. jonas (8275) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle. Dark hazlenut, creamy golden head. Light fruit and nut nose.
Medium body. Choc and nut flavors. Herbal finish. Berry aftertaste. elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Very dark ruby black pour, beige head. Burnt coffee, malty aroma, flavor follows with added cocoa and sweet caramel, toffee. A nicely complex brew, seems like a dark lager with stout characteristics.