dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
I hadnt had this in ages. Pour a reddish brown. Nut and roasted malt aroma. Dark fruits and malt with a bit of spice. Nice bock. DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
Shared with presario, Tipsy_Mcstager, and ChineseHercules. Pours a very hazy, orange-tinged, beerbottle-brown wth a thin almond head. Very nutty aroma, chocolate as well. Nutty caramel malt flavours, a little scarce in comparison to Paddock Wood’s bock, but enjoyable nonetheless. I’ve got a definite soft spot for this style. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
Nutty, slight chocolate aroma. Pours a reddish brown, thin head. Buttery, fruity notes. Mid range body. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
Bottle brought to the tasting by ChineseHercules. Reddish brown. Nice head. Delicate Bock. Impressive. A little bit smokey. A hint of brown sugar. pootzboy (1739) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
Fresh 650ml bomber ( thanks Jason)
Pour reveals a dark copper-cola lager 2 finger frothy cap with fair retention and fair lacing...lightly carbonated. Nose is very subtle with just light hints of toast, caramel, hay.
Firm malt spine, Medium bodied, soft rounded mouthfeel, mild toasty-sweet character.
Toasty-rich caramel malt mixture up front then midway nobel hops and lager yeast byproduct flavors develop mixing with the malts to give impressions of caramel-walnut bundt cake with light herbal tones, some figs and hebs...finish is wet with light herbal bittering keeping the caramel sweetness from becoming cloying...pleasant bready after taste....some light warming from the alcohol.
Not an overly robust bock but a very flavorful satisfying and drinkable traditional bock. I can highly recommend this to dark lager lovers.
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
On tap. Brown colour with a thin white head. Malty flavour with spicy undertones, some nuttyness reminds me of the Arctic Dark from Bushwakker. Very good. mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
This was another great offering from Bushwakker. Deep brown colour and lots of malty sweetness without cloying. This was really good. I got a few interesting flavour, but I just couldn’t quite pick them out. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2004
650ml bottle. Deep dark body, very similar to the brown ale except obvious more carbonation. Full white head. Clean crisp taste with a good malt flavour. There is something noticeable in the aftertaste, capflu got grapes, I got cinnamon, which tends to give an extra crispness. Warm alcohol in the finish. Another good offering from Bushwakker, thanks Rudge75. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2004
(650ml bottle) Pours a frothy, almonde coloured head with a deep red, highly carbonated body. Nose is a slight, mellow malt with a wooden undertone. A mild grip of malt and alcohol nips at the the tonsils white a flavour of grape reveals itself. Good - glad I picked this one for 1400. Thanks Rudge75!