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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This dark lager combines the characteristics of three winter beer styles. All three of these styles traditionally come from the colder harsher areas of Europe. The styles are (1) Black Beer (aka schwartzbier) originating from the former East Germany); (2) Rye Beer which at one time was only made in hardier areas of Eastern and Baltic Europe; and (3) Bock Beer which is widely known as a higher alcohol lager of Northern Germany. Our Black Rye Bock has a distinctive bitter chocolate palate and black color reminiscent of a black beer. The spiciness from the rye malt shines through in the flavor. The high alcohol balanced with malty sweetness rounds out this cold season bock. Smooth drinking with a punch makes this lager a perfect quaffer for our Arctic winter.

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Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear dark brown color. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste has coffee, dark cocoa, licorice. Nice.

BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt, dates and figs, leather notes and earthy hops. Flavor is clean, moderate chocolate malt, dates, figs, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On tap @ Glacier. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark rye bread, and roasty malt. Flavor is about the same, lots of chocolate, rye and no alcohol taste. Medium to full body with average carbonation and a thick smooth mouth feel. Very nice beer, the rye adds a lot of flavor and body to this one.

thorongil2 (3426) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2009
(tap) very dark brown colour; aroma and flavour of roasted malts; creamy palate

AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Black with a tan head. Mild aromas of dry wood, black malts and spicy rye bread. Smooth medium body. Dry bakers chocolate flavor at first, with mild spicy rye bread and a vanilla sweetness to finish. Very good. [email protected] Glacier.

dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2008
FoBAB 04. Jim Beam Barrel aged. pours black with brown ring. the nose was kinda sweet, but the beer slips down easy with a big beam dominance. enjoyable, and reminds me why i llike sour mash.

aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
I had the oak aged version of this beer. Clear, black-ruby color with a good head. Big vanilla-oak aroma, same in the flavor. The wine from the barrel doesn’t come through much.Chocolate malt. The beer is good, but the barrel overwhelms the beer.

NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
I tried the cask-aged variant in a pint glass. Midnight black with slight red tinge around the edges and medium tan head. Very sweet aroma. First taste is overwhelmingly sweet, almost like a porter with some Yukon Jack poured in. Slight smokiness in the taste as well. Sweet all the way down with some alcohol notes in the background. One pint of this really kicked me in the @ss.

JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2004
FOBAB’04: Black and still, nose was mix of chocolate and racecar tires. Forest fire smokiness and vanilla. Thinner than I expected, but a lot of smokey flavor, albeit some rubber character.

jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
FOBAB 2004: Funky, burnt rubber. Creamy. Sort of like burning oak flavors. Some sweet vanillas. Good nose, the taste wasn’t so great. The oak aged process left too much burnt wood taste.

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