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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Just in time for the holidays is our special treat. A dark and chewy bock beer. Around November you’ll find ’chocolate bock’ on tap down at the brewery. The history of Bock beer is a complicated one, going all the way back the dark ages in Europe. In the 14th century, the city of Einbeck became famous for this style of beer. So thats where the name "beck" or "bock" has come from. No other beer has a more pure and intense malt character as a true Bock. Many large breweries in the U.S. have diluted the original strength of this beer, but we make the real thing. The body of this beer is rich, making it a good beer to warm up to during those "special" Iowa winters. The blackened malt that we use in it gives the brew a slight hint of chocolate. Its a smooth brew, having been lagered for over a month in our cellars, in true bock style.

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2.8
AirForceHops (7702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown color, thin, fast dying head. Aroma of toffee, citrus and yeast. Flavor of toffee, light chocolate, yeast. Light body, mild carbonation level. It just overall seems kind of bland.

3.5
Iphonephan (7199) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2017
From a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear mahogonay with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of toffee and chocolate. Smooth and tasty.

2.7
grizzlyman_89 (4) - Marion, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
Good sipping beer Good sipping beer Good sipping beer Good sipping beer Good sipping beer

3.4
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Dark mahogany hue with thin tan head. Nice chocolate aroma followed by some subtle chestnut. Semi sweet malt that has some earthy dryness at the very finish. Great flavor and very well balanced.

3.5
ads135 (4933) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pretty decent bock beer. Pours dark brown. Mild malty character. Chocolate is surprisingly understated.

1.7
HuskerTan (2338) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle. A- Malty, subtle toffee. A- Dark brown color, clear liquid, beige head. T- Iron, watery, malty, subtle bread. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, boring finish. O- To make a short story long, a Dunkler Bock was one of my last styles to try. Searched for ever and everywhere to find one. Finally came across this a few days after I finally found a Dunker Bock (Anchor Bock to be exact). I loved the Anchor and was excited to try my second Dunkler Bock now. Well, this sucked. I expected it to have a fair amount of chocolate in it with some other nice notes but not so. It was very malty. Lots of blood/iron taste to it and very boring. A bland beer.

3.7
ozzy70 (1264) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with foamy tan head. Aroma was malty, nutty and chocolate. Taste was a chocolate shake, sweet and malty. Very good.

3.5
ajnepple (6982) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits. Clear amber/brown appearance with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, nutty malts, vanilla, light caramel, light toffee and a hint of fruity esters. Similar flavor, moderate malt sweetness balanced by a mild earthy bitterness with a medium body. Good enough for me.

3.4
Minnbrewer (37) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Malt is good...hop bitterness mild and well balanced...spot on. A little alcohol harshness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Itzjerm (3076) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Sweet malty Carmel and toasted burnt flavors. Perfect balance. Thin fading head. Enjoyed at the brewery. Light Carmel and alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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