HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Thin and nondescript pretty much sums up this beer. However, it does have a nice nose. Clean and drinkable. Glad I only bought one bottle. Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Pours the color of Pepsi, or maybe Mr. Pibb. Thick beige head. Decent enough aroma, kinda smokey, maybe some mint (?) and flavor is smoky, some coffee, some odd sweet notes. Clean and crisp. Not necessarily something I’d seek out, but not actively offensive (I’m looking at you here, Chesterfield...) tpatrickr (10) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Did not know what to expect at all when I opened my first bottle. Saw it, bought it on a whim and am quite satified for the price.
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, grass, dough, earthy, brown, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a slight dark clear red color, slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet malts. Flavor is pretty crisp, malts, nothing super special about this one, but worth picking up a six pack to try. JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Pours a nice, deep garnet-brown. A nice tan head that lasts for a fairly long time. Nose of malt and licorice.
Medium body with a malty, chocolatey, licorice beginning, fading to a mild hop aftertaste. The hops are there, albeit lightly so, just as it should be in a bock. Overall, kind of like a chocolate malt for adults!
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when I bought this beer, as it received lukewarm reviews for the most part. But I was quite satisfied with this beer all the way around! This might be the best American bock I’ve had from a relativley "mainstream" brewery. If you like the American bock style, by all means, try this one.
jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Draft at International Beer Garten (Lutz, FL). Pours a reddish brown color with a dense tan head that leaves excellent lacing along the glass. Somewhat mild aroma of roasted caramel malt. Good flavor, smooth and easy to drink yet tasty. Roasted nut and caramel flavors with a fair amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Arayaga2 (2197) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Clear reddish chestnut color with an inch of dense bone colored head. Aroma is caramel with a bit of pumpernickel. Taste is the same with grainy astringency to a bit of an extreme that causes a medicinal finish. $2/12oz tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle. Whow, this is great. I think this is suppose to be a seasonal beer but I believe they should make it all the time. It has a nice dark amber color. Nice lace and head. Good aroma and man, the flavor is nice and malty , with good balane. Now I remember why I love dark german style beers. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 The aroma is sweet and has brown sugar and malt with soapy hops to balance. The appearance is deep amber with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with both the bread like malt and the soapy hops and has a somewhat cardboard finish. The palate is just right for the style. Overall a well made Bock but not outstanding. BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
bitter taste of dishwater hops enhanced with the tree bark flavor and spice characteristic that really makes this quite a decent brew indeed. a touch sweet and darkly as well as lightly fruity this beer seems a shock to be a bock. light and astringent seems the older brewers still remember what to do. had to buy another bottle to make sure this was for real!