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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our delicious bock lager was brewed with lots of rich, sweet caramel malts and delicately balanced with the finest Bavarian Hallertau hops. For all holiday occasions, drink up the good life!

This holiday bock will be available in some of your favorite restaurants and in specially packaged 22 oz. bottles in stores in time for the holidays (limited to 200 cases). We will have a limited number of hand bottles 750 ml bottles specially packaged for the holidays This bottle will be limited to 142 hand numbered bottles available at the brewery only.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13441) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2008
(22oz bottle, 2007 vintage) Medium off-white head that mostly diminishes, atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, faint earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, light chocolate, faint earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (13081) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Red copper lager with a thick moka head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with alcohol gin aroma. Sweet cardboard malt with not much else. Watery and sad. Dec. 2004. Bought at Winooski Bev. Centre.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (12487) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
2014 vintage bomber from the brewery. Clear dark red-brown, thin fizzy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of toasted malt, raisin, chocolate. The taste is caramel, toasted malt, nuts, herbal hops, mild spice. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12266) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a light tan head with dark amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt, sour fruit. Taste is light/medium malt, sour fruit hops. Towards medium body. Better @cellar temp, so rated it then.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Date: 01/12/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

hazy brown, wispy beige head, sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a light spicyness, big sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it balanced, dries out upon warming,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10095) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
2006 version from trade. Pours hazy dark brownish with ruby hints. Aroma is roasty caramel malt, nuts, chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon. Complex palate with the aforementioned flavors, getting spicier as it warms, but maintaining a solid dark roasty malt bill with backup spices.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
2008 bottle. Deep brown beer. Thin head. Aroma is quite herbal and woody. Toasty and sweet. A bit of light amber malt. Sweet and a little bit spicy. Herbal and a bit toasty. Very strange and slightly oxidized. Weird brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7634) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Poured a dark, thick deep brown with a thin white head. I was expecting Christmas-y and Holiday aromas, what I got was the nose of a standard bock, malty and sweet with hints of brown sugar. Sweet and drinkable flavor, malty, sugary, touches of biscuit, clove, and nuts. This was a very standard dunkle, Im surprised it hasnt had better ratings. If you can still find them, grab one and see for yourself. My 300th rating!!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TaktikMTL (7136) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
Bouteille de 22 oz achete au Cabot Annex Store Waterbury Center, VT. Arme: Lgre odeur de caramel et on doit se forcer pour trouver une senteur. Apparence: Couleur brune avec des reflets de rouge. Petit col beige ptillant. Aucune dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Aucune saveur. On a limpression de boire un verre deau minrale. Aucun arrire got. Palette: Corps lger avec une texture trs mince. Faible carbonisation. Le pire produit de Rock Art que jai gout ce jour. (Rating #75)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Pours a dark, barely transparent mahogany with a thin, light tan head. Has a sweet milk chocolatey grainy bock aroma. Body starts with a subtle earthy sweetness, turning more dry and sticky with a hint of cinnamon spice toward the finish. Nice authenticity and balance. Definitely one of the better Rock Art beers Ive had.


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