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Millstream Schokolade Bock - Millstream Brewing Company

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130 Ratings

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 20
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Just in time for the holidays is our special treat. A dark and chewy bock beer. Around November you'll find 'chocolate bock' on tap down at the brewery.

No other beer has a more pure and intense malt character as a true Bock. Many large breweries in the U.S. have diluted the original strength of this beer, but we make the real thing. The body of this beer is rich, making it a good beer to warm up to during those "special" Iowa winters. The blackened malt that we use in it gives the brew a slight hint of chocolate. Its a smooth brew, having been lagered for over a month in our cellars, in true bock style.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 01-08-2003)
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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brown head sits atop a hazey, deep reddish brown beer.
Aroma of chocolate and roasty malt as well. Somewhat earthy. A hint of sourness.

Taste shows a good dose of chocolate with some roasty malt bitterness mixed in. Hops provide a decent balance. A hefty dose of acidic sourness really detracts from the beer for me. Not sure whether that's part of the beer's typical characteristics or a bad bottle.

Mouthfeel has a good body to it, but acidic astringency detracts a bit.
Drinkability suffers in my book due to the sour character of the beer.
Overall, a decent bock I wouldn't mind trying again to see if this was just a bad bottle or not. However, given this beer's scarcity, that's not likely. Big thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this difficult to obtain Iowa beer!

PhantomVodoo, Jan 13, 2004
Photo of beerguy101
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reddish brown color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and sweet.A medium bodied bock. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. There is a residual sourness/tartness that sort of dominates everything else in this beer. The finish is surprisingly dry. The dryness and the unexpected sourness (is it supposed to be there? Or is the beer infected?) make this an interesting and very different bock beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a little sour.

beerguy101, Jan 02, 2004
Photo of Tballz420
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a almost-black colored brew, with dark brown tones showing through the light. Small brown head that takes off quick. The aroma is of roasted chocolate. The first thing that hits my tounge in this brew is a strong nug taste. Im not a big nut fan so i cant tell you what kind, but thats about half the taste. The other tastes are hints of chocolate, but for me this is dominated by nuts. That said, i think its a fairly tasty beer. Like the other offerings from Millstream, i think its uniqueness is enough of a reason for you to try this, besides that its not half bad either.

Tballz420, Dec 12, 2003
Photo of marc77
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy ruddy chestnut hue. Persistent, stiff, beige head leaves tattered lace. Stately, lightly buttery medium toffee along with hints of nutty carob upfront in aroma. Herbal hop tinge surfaces and fades quickly as the brew breathes. Simple and well rounded aromawise. Bready basemalt sweetness initially in flavor tightens into a more descript toasty dark Munich and soft caramel combination. Ashen hints of oily, lightly caramelized bland pecan persist as an undertone. Notes of dried cocoa emerge along with trace grainy sourness as it warms, but the latter is well understated and unobtrusive. Well calculated gentle hop presence partially offsets residual sweetness and leaves a floral kiss. A touch too lean in body, but with respectable dextrinous viscosity in mouthfeel. Finishes with an abrupt snap of rich, date like sweetness, but otherwise cleanly dry. A well brewed and balanced bock, that only falls a notch short in malt complexity and body. A fine example of a broad, yet underbrewed style. A nice change from the brewpub Maibock or Doppel. Highly drinkable and soft on the palate.

marc77, Dec 07, 2003
Photo of jdhilt
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one-fingered white head that goes quickly and leaves no lace. Deep amber color. Moderate carbonation. Starts with a good mix of malt and hops, finishes on the dry and slightly hoppy side. Described as dark and chewy, its dark but only medium bodied. The ABV is 5.7%.

jdhilt, Nov 19, 2003
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Millstream Schokolade Bock from Millstream Brewing Company
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