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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark amber-bock ale brewed in memory of Ohio Brew week originator Jon Sparhawk .

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3.4
Tmoney99 (14457) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Draft. Poured hazy dark reddish brown with a moderate light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good caramel toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture with soft carbonation. Good well balanced bittersweet flavor with a moderate smooth balanced finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

3.3
Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draft at Jackie O’s Public House, 7/14/14. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, roast, dark fruits, spice. The taste is toffee, dark fruit, chocolate, bitter hops. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness.

3.7
Dogbrick (13006) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. This brew is a clear reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Caramel malt aroma with some dark fruity notes. Medium body with a strong malt base and flavors of caramel, dark fruit and chocolate. The finish is malty with a slight booze and fig character and a sweet finish. Above average overall.

3.3
deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Sampled from the tap at the brewery during the 5th anniversary party. (Listed as ’Sparkbock’ on brewery list, typo?) Poured a hazy amber red with a near white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma had notes of sweet earthy grains with a bit of oak and biscuit. Flavor was sweeter with biscuit and sweet grains coming through with a dry oak finish.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Draft at Jackie O-s during Fifth Anniversary party from notes. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had toasted grainy and biscuity malts, caramel, hints of fruits, earthy hops, the oak is present through the finish.

3.3
phaleslu (10246) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft in a sampler on the Public House side. Pours a deep, hazy amber with a small but lasting beige head. Notes of brown sugar, pecan, caramel, dry cereal malts, mellow spices, and dates. The notes pop a bit more in the nose than in the flavor. Medium-bodied, with a dry, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good bock.

3.2
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Dark brown red color, good light tan head, excellent, even lace. Lighter smooth carbonation. Dry finish, good long light bittersweet aftertaste. Interesting brew. Lots of lace. Rich chocolate nutty aroma, that has a weird kind of acidic bite. Bit spicy. Might be better enjoyed during the spring time, and instead of this blistering hot summer day

3.3
JaBier (7958) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On tap at the Jackie O’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Opaque red pour with a medium beige head. Bready malt with caramel and a bit of noble hop. Caramel malt flavor with a bit of a meaty character along with some tomato and a bready finish.

3.2
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Sparbock 8% abv. Clear amber color. Big malty sweetbread, brown sugar aromas. Medium body with soft carbonation. Decent flavor is brown sugar, with sour brown malts, mild toasted caramel.

3.5
JStax (6478) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap at the Brewery. Appearance is a dark amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel and malts. Taste follows suit as the primary taste is caramel. Medium bodied.


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