cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Awesome name, cool label, mediocre/lousy Bock. I found this very similar to Genesee Bock in most regards, but I would expect more from a "craft" brewery. Very faint malt nose, bread and sugary sweetness. Cola colored body, thin wispy head and solid lacing. Medium bodied, fizzy and easy going. No aftertaste to speak of and it finishes with an odd emptiness. Bland taste that contains a hint of sweet malt familiar with a standard bock profile. The flavor is underdeveloped and empty. Bad bock Strykzone (7300) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Clever name. A mahogany beer with a nice one finger tan head. The aroma is malty with dark, but unripe, fruit and fig. Flavor is rye, spice, vanilla, sugar, toffee, and earthiness. A deep and long lasting bitter aftertaste. An interesting but not really enjoyable flavor. BVery (10297) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 BOTTLE: at Four Firkins (St. Louis Park, MN). Copper/brown pour, fig/sugar nose, taste is sweet/sour, just okay. Not a great beer. Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown/red with little off white head. Aroma is sweet malts with brown sugar and caramel notes. Flavor is sweet with caramel, sugar, slight spice essence. Leaves a hint of raisins in the aftertaste. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
16 oz. - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Clear, brown body with a small, foamy, off-white head. Patchy lacing throughout.
Smell: Questionably boozy nose of figs and grape skins with sweetish, grainy malts coming in second.
Taste: Sweet caramel overlaying a pale, grainy maltiness. Fruity flavors of figs and grape skins. Touch of alcohol heat. Predominately spicy hops with a medium bitterness. Finishes bittersweet with a lingering alcohol heat that you can never seem to shake.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Not so good. Breckenridge opened a beer that contained true evils to be unleashed upon all mankind — ills, toils and even sickness — and finally hope. Yes, hope. Hope that my next beer will be far, far better.
DMorrish (13) - , Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle. Poured a one-finger head, very light gold. I can’t get over the smell. Putrid and sour...leachate? Appearance is nice. Clear, red. Flavor is sour, matching smell. Low carbonation. Disappointing, as it was highly recommended by a friend I consider a reliable source. I guess I know who to give the remaining five. VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Malty caramel, slight molasses. Reddish brown color, medium head. Deep sweetness, caramel, raisins, and a nice bitter balance. Good carbonation, medium mouth feel, malty, but cleanish finish. Very solid beer, deep flavors and satisfying. Lowe1983 (1589) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Pours a copper color with a tan head. Aroma is of toasted and caramel malts, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Flavors are not as strong as I was hoping. Toasted and caramel malts dominate with a hint of brown sugar. Very little lingering flavor. KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Light golden brown color. Smell of toasted bread, caramel, malt and sugar. Taste of light caramel, brown sugar, spice and malt. voegeli (11) - Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2008
12 oz bottle. This is not my favorite Bock, but i have to say it was a good beer. There is a rich maltiness, with sweet brown sugar hints. The color was much lighter than I was expecting, but the flavors were all there. Overall I would say hats off to Breck.