superspak (6228) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2017 snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is fruity with tons of molasses and some smoke. Didn’t find the chocolate or coffee advertised on the bottle at first, but they actually did show up once it was almost room temperature. Rich and smooth.
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 2/19/2017. Pours sightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red, light copper/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, and apple; with lighter notes of nuttiness, roast, toffee, molasses, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roast malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, and apple; with lighter notes of nuttiness, roast, toffee, molasses, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. herbal/grassy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, dark fruit, nuttiness, toffee, molasses, light chocolate/coffee, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roast malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not too fruity/yeasty. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.7%. Overall this is a very nice traditional bock. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roast malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter finish. Rich, clean, and complex Dark/Munich malt complexity, with some mild earthy hop balance; and complimenting dark fruity notes. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit.Sweet coffee (hints of roast) with fruit and chocolate in the taste. Learninbeer (672) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Another old bottle I have been staring at and not drinking, approximately 10 years old. The aroma is figs/dates, some caramel and hints of coffee and chocolate. Pours very dark, almost black held up to a light. Light tan head fully diminishing and very good lacing. The taste is non-descript, probably umami or sat on it too long :(. The body is medium/light, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and the finish non-descript. I know people love this and I wish I hadn’t sat on it for so long. Still for 10 years in the fridge this has held up very well! Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 21, 2017
I got this in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
This pours a dark brown with reddish hues and a very large head of tannish foam that’s trying to overflow but...we’ll have none of that! Excellent head retention and plenty of nice lacing.
The smell is nice. I’m getting some biscuit, a touch of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit.
The taste starts of very sweet. The caramel and chocolate and some biscuit are pretty bold up front. Another sip in and there’s a touch of hop bitterness just before the finish and I can also taste some other bitterness most likely from a dark chocolate influence. This is nice.
The body is on the thin side but it seems to be filling for some reason; the carbonation is also light. I don’t notice any of the alcohol until long after the swallow; that’s when I get a bit of warming.
Bottom line: This is quite the tasty Bock. The only "bad" thing I can really say about it is that I couldn’t drink more than 1 at a sitting.(see my comment about it being filling) waahooo (1) - DeKalb, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2017 does not count
Ever since spotted Cow I've been a fan. Uff-Da have all the right notes without overpowering coffee, chocolate for the person that might want to get there feet wet with the DARK side of beer! Looking forward to drinking my second Uff-Da with the next spicy dish to compliment! Job well done!
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chicagobears (482) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Had a pint of this on the brewery tour. Bock is one of my favorite styles. A rich flavor and great body. Toffee and some chocolate. This has the characteristics of a authentic German bock. Some malt roastiness in the finish. I’m rating this one from the bottle as I bought some from the brewery. rdixon77 (3106) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Thanks Danny Mom! Bocks aren’t always my thing but this is a really nice solid one. Caramel, mild roast. Balanced sweet and bitter. Creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff. StoutBeerReviews (275) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2017 One of my favorite brews of all time, definitely a go to bock. Very sweet and smooth tasting, gets better and better as it warms up. No complaints whatsoever pkbites (1006) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2016
This is good, but not over the top good. Lighter notes of fig, dates, and mild chocolate on the nose. Aroma for me is much lighter than expected. Lovely appearance. Beige creamy head dies a bit too quickly, minimal to no lacing. Flavor is watery dark fruit with tobacco. High alcohol content completely undetectable. Good, but for this style I expected far more from New Glarus. Bottle. FunkyF (1401) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2016
Flaska på Thunder Bay Grille. Mörkt rödbrun med beige skum. Doft av kola och körsbär. Trevlig dov smak med mörka bär och lite karamell.