HourGlass13 (845) - North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours up nearly black with a light tan head. Aroma is nutty with caramel and a hint of chocolate. Tastes sweet with caramel, and roasted nutty flavors. This one was far more interesting and tastier than I expected. A very easy drinking dark beer. Nice. Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
I enjoyed a pint of this beer at the Mellow Mushroom in Greensboro, NC. The beer had a deep brown color with a modest deep red hue and featured an average-sized, creamy, dark off-white head that had good retention, lacing, and cling. The beer had a mixed aroma featuring some notes of chocolate and coffee, but also some caramel and earthy and grainy hops tones. The beer had a fairly sweet chocolate and coffee taste, mixed with a floral aspect, and some modest earthy bitterness. It had a fairly wet and smooth body, with a slight creamy aspect, and low-to-average carbonation, with a good, medium-thickness mouthfeel. chinchill (4928) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Pours a very dark brown; moderate size head has decent retention but leaves little lacing.
Aroma: markedly sweet with hints of cocoa and caramel.
Taste: sweet; a bit too sweet; dark malt builds to finally dominate by the finish. some spiciness and
Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied; somewhat low carbonation.
Overall: A spicy, sweet and clean bock with a light feel. Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
From tap in Burlington. Pours a deep brown with tan head. Aroma was coffee, toasted malt, caramel. Taste followed with a slight burnt malt taste. May have been an old keg? BenTheTwin (7) - Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
I'm not normally one for lagers, but this bock had backbone! You don't see many bocks on tap around here, so I was interested in it right away. It's dark, but clear in the glass. This is a local beer that doesn't get wide distributorship, but if you live in NC, you gotta try it.
8balls (12) - Winston-Salem, USA - JAN 8, 2013
This is a decent bock from a local NC brewery. I believe this is a draft only product, but it’s become readily available within the last year or so around NC piedmont area bars. Thereks nothing too overpowering with this one, but it has a nice fresh & smooth flavor. Red Oak brewery prides themselves on freshness, so this is no surprise. Dark brown in color, it doesn’t give off much aroma. This is a very enjoyably brew. beerme31 (685) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft. Very mild aroma, chocolate, nut, and dark fruit. Dark brown color medium tan head. Medium sweet malts in the taste. Medium-full body, creamy texture, sweet finish. Overall I enjoyed this bock. smoser86 (5) - - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
Carolina Favorite one of the many hidden gems that havent caught on to the mainstream yet delicious Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap at pinky’s westside grill in Charlotte NC. Pours dark red brown clear no significant head. Faint nose of burnt caramel. Taste is red fruit and hint of nutty goodness. Body is lively
Finishes nicely with the nuttiness coming more to the fore. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
Tap at Mellow Mushroom, Greensboro. Pours dark brown with a small tanned head leaving some lacing. Aroma is weak roasted malty and hoppy. Flavor is acidy crisp malty slightly sweet, souris from middle to end with good bitterness which turns dry towards the end. Finishes shortlived bitter fruity and dry.