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Metropolitan / Off Color Smoked Bock - Metropolitan Brewing

Metropolitan / Off Color Smoked Bock
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 4.95%

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Illinois, United States

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Bock |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-25-2013)
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4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank a couple too tree of these at the Off Color event at Black Rock.
Served in a footed tulip glass, a dark brown fading into black with plenty of wispy tan lacing in the glass. Visible carb trails around the edges.

Smoky aroma, a light sweetness underneath, bready and full figured.
Flavors were similar, robust smoked malts with a light sweetness, a mild yeast character, and dry finish. Very smooth, light carbonation and supple malts carry this one well. Spotlight on the gently smoked malts here, successful and a popular brew, it was the first to disappear on that foggy night.

Overall it was enjoyable, look forward to future batches.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2013 04:40:39 | More by emerge077
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

04-09-2013 06:13:15 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the Black Rock & Kitchen. Served in a variety of glasses over the evening.

A - Off-white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind a few splotches of lace. Dark mahogany body with a faint haze to it, but mostly translucent.

S - Smoke, toasted grains, bread, light caramel and cocoa, maple sweetness, some nuttiness. Excellent balance of smoke and sweetness here.

T - Taste is quite similar, with smoke, bread, maple-glazed ham, light sugary notes, and slightly charred toast.

M - Medium body, chewy, and lightly toasty. Pleasant carbonation, clean finish, and quite easy to drink. No idea on the ABV, but I'd be shocked if it was over 6%.

D - My favorite of John's collaborations. I hope this gets into their regular rotation as it's pretty unique compared to other available options and easy to drink in large quantities. I assume the rest of the batch brewed at Metropolitan will trickle out into the market, so keep give this a shot if it shows up at your local watering hole.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2013 16:48:39 | More by MasterSki
Metropolitan / Off Color Smoked Bock from Metropolitan Brewing
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.