Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: Dunkler Bock
St. Thomas, Canada


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Brewed featuring locally produced maple syrup, Sham-Bock is the perfect drink to celebrate the coming spring and the festive celebrations of St.Patricks Day. A 6.8% Doppelbock style brew, the beer is described as follows: Notes of dark fruits raisins and figs, molasses and dark maple syrup. Plum and toffee are foremost with a hint of chocolate. True to the Doppelbock style, Sham-Bock is a little sweet, higher alcohol (6.8% ABV) with a minimal hop profile. Like a good lager, Sham-Bock is very drinkable, impeccably clean and crisp in finish. Pours a creamy mocha head, which is dense in texture with a little lacing. ABV 6.8% IBU 22.9

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (1066) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
Pours very dark amber, big long lasting tan head. Smells like caramel, sweet, some grain. Taste is medium sweet, lots of caramel flavour, medium bodied, sticky lips, grainy aftertaste. Good character for a hearty ale, slainte!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (3011) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
650 ml bottle bought at LCBO #40 - Barrack & King (Kingston) on February 21, 2016. Very dark burgundy, medium head. Chocolate and dark malt aroma, some sweet notes of maple syrup. Semi sweet malt taste, mostly fruity maple notes, a bit of bitterness. Its OK, but why a Doppelbock for St.Patricks Day?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (371) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
Pours clear dark brown with a little lacing, initial head. Aroma of slight whiskey and some coffee. Taste light bitter. Average palate, aroma also has malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerStoreDude (18) - - JUL 8, 2015
Okay, after being disappointed with their IPAs, I was pleasantly surprised with their Bock. Not the best, not the worst... but hey, solidly in the middle!!! In the darkest, dankest corner of my heart, a small flame is trying to ignite. The taste was solid, the aroma was licorice... not too bad guys

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CRock (224) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Good name...good label...mediocre beer. I didnt get a lot of the maple flavour but it still had some sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
Aroma:Cooked vegetable,caramel.. Appearance:dark brown,good head... Flavor:light caramel,dark fruit.. light cooked vegetable...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (515) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3 finger head,once starts leaving stop with a a finger or less head to keep as you drink. Tiny little lacing. Black/brown with a little orange red at bottom. Lots of super tiny carbination medium pace. Smell is a some maple,and dark bock smell. Taste: some water a bit of bitterness that leaves and comes back later, a bit of maple taste and some dark beer taste. I like it but not BIG time because it be better if once the bitters left, it stayed gone and if it had more dark beer and maple taste. Nice new label. Cheers!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours an opaque dark brown colour with a finger of tanned mocha head. Aroma is mainly caramel booze Taste is complex: coffee, caramel, brown sugar raisin, and a bit hoppy. Light body dry with finish low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
650ml bottle from the LCBO Pours a dark brown with a good frothy head nice sweet malty fruity aroma Pretty strong alcohol aftertaste for the abv I do like the subtle maple taste Not bad at all

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1695) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle - pours a clear dark chestnut color with ruby highlights. Wonderful looking tan cap billows out of the glass. Aroma seems to be non existant - for a Bock that is strange. Flavout is roasty but the malt forward character seems restrained, mouth feel is a bit sharp for a cold aged lager like a bock - this left me more with the impression of a porter ae more than a bock lager. No off tastes and it is clean just not anything like a dunkler bock should be - perhaps "scam-bock" would be a more appropriate name.

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