Maisel & Friends Marc's Chocolate Bock - Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.

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Maisel & Friends Marc's Chocolate BockMaisel & Friends Marc's Chocolate Bock

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BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-08-2013

My interpretation of an Irish stout, with an extra portion of choice barley, special and aromatic malts to give the beer its distinctive full-bodied flavor.

A robust beer of deep, dark color with an aroma of roasted malt combined with the taste of sweet caramel, delicious dark chocolate notes and a hint of wild berries.
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by Bierman9:
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4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I saw a bottle of this (and the other Maisel & Friends offerings) in a small shop in Rothenburg on 30SEP13. I snapped it up, the 0.75l bottle costing me €4.95, and quaffed it that same eve at my Gasthaus. Though called a Bock, the brewer notes that this is his interpretation of an Irish stout.

It poured a deep, clear chestnut hue, with a little ruby at the edges. Head was mocha, fine and creamy, with good stick. Aroma was of roasted malts and choco - mmmm! It was smooth going down, and medium in body, though I thought it could be thicker.

Had some mild caramel, but lots of roasty notes. Also present was a bit of choco and some powdery, cocoa-like flavors. Subtle hints of dark fruit lurked in the background also. A tad bitter, I could have used a smidge more sweetness. Not bad, all in all, though. Zum Wohl!!

4.01/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Brown to ruby brown color with thick tan/beige color head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee and sweetness- smells great. Taste is full of roasted malts and a dry bitterness. Feel of it is hard to describe, there is a fullness and the carbonation hits the right point as the beer warmed from what I thought was a correct temperature for a bock. I would call it roasted bitter.

Overall - this is more of a stout than a bock, but with the dryness and bitterness that I enjoy.

Excellent beer to enjoy with a meal as it tastes better as it warms up a bit.

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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found it enjoyable and full of the rich malty goodness one would expect from a German intergpretation of an Irish dry Stout.

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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a small brownish head, rather sticky and creamy as it recedes.
Roasted malts on the nose, a bit of coffee, some dark chocolate, nut, a "lagery" zestiness, faint forest berries and dark grape.
Chocolatey, but kinda zesty, with some caramel and blueberry sweetness too. Rich dark bready malts, nice and roasted, with an earthy, nutty feel, too, but that crisp zestiness interfering still. Finishes with a bit of coffee and cocoa powder.
Aftertaste has dark bread crust, dark chocolate shavings, light caramel, faint hop. Medium body and carbonation, but there's this crispness that doesn't fit right.
Instead of being deep, dark and dry, it feels like someone dropped a bit of Beck's in an otherwise tasty doppelbock. So close!

Maisel & Friends Marc's Chocolate Bock from Brauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.