unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2013 Wiszard (19) - Derry, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Now called Black Bear Bock, this is a very unsatisfying beer. It’s not unpleasant, it’s just bland. Since I got it in a variety pack, I’ll see if my opinion changes with the other 3 bottles.
12oz bottle, Winter mix. Deep amber, copper color. White foam. Malt aroma, some herbal hops. Malt aroma, toasted grains, hints if corn. Finished with a harsh bite, earthy. (3794) DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
12oz bottle, shared with b3shine. Where did I get this? Pretty sure it was Fairfield Jungle Jim’s.. Mildly hazy copper orange color. Thin off-white head. Couple loose dots and splotches of lace. Medium body. Softer carbonation. Malty, lightly toasty, some dark fruit, spice. Moderate sweet taste, little bitter. Alright dunkler bock. Solid, but nothing really special, for me b3shine (9027) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a transparentdark orange with off-white head that dissipates into thin lacing fairly quickly. Smells of caramel malt, hops, and dough. Tastes like it smells with a decent mouthfeel. Not bad, but not good either. cubs (10677) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Supermarket Fort Collins. Pours a touch hazy, dark orange appearance with a foamy, cream colored head. Quite roasty, nutty, caramel malty, slightly minearlic aroma. Mild chocolate, burnt toffee/caramel malty, nutty, somewhat metallic/mineral-like flavor. I’m not a big fan of this one. bubbleflubber (2231) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pours caramel into the glass, with a light head that leaves soapy lacing. The nose is a bit nutty and of light dough. Flavors are similar, nutty, caramel, some legumes. light biscuit notes, backed with a light hopping and nutty finish to the pull. The mouthfeel is light with semi-active carbonation, not "watery" but not overtly complex. Not bad, just nothing uber exciting here.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bright, clear copper color. Hints of sweet malt and spicey fruit on the nose. Rather thin and shallow flavor. Some fruitiness and hop flavor, pleasing but too light. A little of that nasty mineral-lager finish, but then just dry. scarletfire65 (1486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle from Winter Variety Pack. The aroma is sweet malt, light roast, distant milk chocolate. Pretty tame. Medium bodied, sweet and malty with light chocolate. Very slight bitterness on the finish. Finishes abruptly and cleanly. Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is an amber gold with a fine head. Taste is a nice warm malt with a bitter under tone, co2 is low. Aroma is that of caramelized malt, and sweetness. Finish has body and is clean. Good Lager kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber body with a small fizzy off white head that fell to a thin film. The nose is pretty off for the style as far as what I’m looking for in a Bock. It’s very thin and has a good bit of crystal malt ice tea notes. Couldn’t guess the style from the aroma if my life depended on it. The flavor is just as bad as far as style goes. Overly sweet with crystal malt dominating everything. This is just awful for a Bock. jefcon (1911) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Reasonably malty with a smooth-drinking quality that makes me suspicious of the scale of brewing. Overall, not much to object to, but little of interest to set this beer apart.