MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
My Bottom Line:Separatix (16) - CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
This spicy and sweet Dunkler Bock propels bready caramel maltiness onto the potent peppery and leafy hop flavors and bitterness. Unusual for the style, and rather incohesive, this big lager remains drinkable for its size.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the pale brown.
-The nose is rather upsetting, not offering much in the way of clean maltiness.
-The finishing hop bitterness is out of proportion for the style, and does not have enough malt sweetness to be pleasant.
-Alcohol is well concealed, increasing drinkability.
Caractéristiques très semblables à la Riddle ? de la même brasserie. Amertume grossière et malt gras. Est-ce que des bières "extreme" doivent forcément déséquilibrées ? ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy brown body with a wispy, off-white head.
Smell: Aroma of caramel, dough, and tart-smelling fruits.
Taste: Flavors of caramel and dough initially, but very little sweetness. Mild hints of dark, tart fruits. The bitterness is cutting, almost astringent, and throws the whole beer off balance. The alcohol is quite evident.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Oh, I wanted to enjoy this, but didn’t. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Name: Hell’s BockCaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
clear dark brown, wispy beige head,
sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a light tart finish,
rich dark caramel malt flavor, astrengent bitterness and a light tartness comes in to balance it, light earthy smokey character,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Transparent dark amber ruby with a nicely-lacing spotty tan head. Aroma of earthy grainy doughy dark caramel with a touch of light fruity tartness. Body starts fairly full with some maltiness and a drier, toasty, earthy finish. Slightly over-attenuated and possibly in the early stages of infection, but not all that bad.
VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bomber - Poured a fairly cloudy reddish brown in color with a medium light tan head. Some lacing. Aroma is flowery with some spiciness, sweet malt and hops mixed in. Some alcohol too. Flavor is malty with caramel and vanilla. Alcohol is very (too) apparent. Dark fruits with some hop bitterness to finish. I like this and would buy again... iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
22oz bottle from 46er3498, thanks Tom! ours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a 1/2 finger beige head that fades to a film rather quickly. Aroma of toasty malts, cinnamon and sugar, light earth, and some alcohol. Flavor was dominated with earth/herbal/spice characteristics, not as sweet as the aroma led on. There is some light sweetness toward the beginning, but after that the taste is earthy bitterness (5-6 out of 10) that lingers through the finish. Alcohol was masked well. Medium body with moderate carbonation. JB175’s last sentence is spot-on. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Darker brown pour with caramel-hop aroma. Taste was a bit off & unbalanced - hop flavor present, but misused. Decent, but forgettable. Arayaga2 (2221) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Decent bock, very sweet and somewhat acetic and appley in taste. Sampled at the craft beer festival. Not a daily drinker for me, but decent nonetheless. Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2007
Robe ambrée légèrement voilée aux reflets roux surmontée d’une mince mousse blanche. Arômes de DMS et d’alcool. Saveurs âcres de malt caramélisé et de houblon herbacé.