JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2009
On tap at GLBC. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, coffee and a hop balance. Slightly sweet caramel flavor up front with a bitter coffee and nuts flavor on the back end. Very good and the most fuller bodied than most bocks that don’t have "doppel" in front of them. Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Draught. Deep chestnut with a thick, tan head. Heavy malty aroma of caramel, chocolate, nuts and light cereals. Light hints of ripe fruit come out at times. The full, clean body hugs the tongue. Great malt flavors dominate accompanied by some residual sweetness. Light hops come out at the very end to prevent the malt from being too much. A really nice bock and another great offering from GLBC. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 24, 2003
Had this at the brewpub while visiting Cleveland last weekend for the Disturbed concert. It's hard for me to grab a nose off tap, but I detected cinnamon, ginger, alcohol, and faint caramel. The brew is dark brown with hazy ruby highlights. The creamy tan head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The very rich and spicy flavor is lightly roasted and sweet with a long sweet finish. The full body is oily and soft, and feels dry at the finish. Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
Had this at Great Lakes brewpub. Great Bock. Nice dark redish gold color with a stong malty fruit, carmel flavors. Just like the commercial description, for once! I was very please with complexity of the hops and malt balance. A very smooth beer. Well Done! My favorite of the evening. Have this with the Old World Burger. You’ll love the combination of the malts with the barbacue sauce and pretzel bun. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Poured from a growler that my Brother-in-law brought back from the brewpub - Pours a beautiful mahogony color with a slight tan head that fades quickly to a ring and laces from then on. Nice aroma that consists of caramel, toffee, some raisins and just a kiss of chocolate. Flavor is malty as well with much toffee, caramel, and then the fruit comes through raisins, and ripe plums come through. Finish is somewhat dry but a lingering sweetness remains. Gains alot of flavor as it warms. Palate is full and buttery in the mouth but not overbearing. Warming... Nice stuff.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle 24 OZ: Pours a medium clear amber with a long lasting thick head. There’s a hint a citrus, not overwhelming. The taste is unique; somewhat spicy, the flavor pops. Tickles the palate with extra fizz. I would recommend to a beer lover; like myself. ssinger1485 (23) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2012
My palate normally doesn’t enjoy these types of beers, but I actually liked this a lot. Something that stood out was the cool dark red color, much darker than what the picture indicates. Smooth finish. mikeybaby99 (6) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2001 does not count
Sweet, low hops, flavored with fruit accents................................ Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2008
Poured a dark brown/ruby red color. Aroma was of lots of chocolate and caramel. Taste was also nice and sweet chocolate, caramel and some nuts. Pretty good. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
In short: A very nice earthy Bock. Very drinkable
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear light amber body with a medium beige head
In long: Pleasant nose of earthy toasted malts. Taste continues in that direction with earthy notes, crusty bread, light caramel and toffee, plenty of leafy hops. An overall impression of autumnal dry tree leaves. Body and carbonation are smooth. No alcohol apparent. Dangerously highly drinkable. Very filling and nourishing, the body is almost as rich as the family it is named after.