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Bock - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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83
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co. visit their website
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elricorico on 01-28-2007)
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Reviews by markaberrant:
Photo of markaberrant
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - fairly dark, nice red colour when held to light. An agreesive pour yields almost no head. No lacing.

S - sweet molassses and raisin

T - fairly basic for a bock. Some sweet dark malt up front, then some hop bitterness with a nutty aftertaste.

M - Rich and creamy, well hidden alcohol, low carbonation. Much better than their Warrior Bock.

D - There is nothing offensive going on here, but at 7% abv, I want to drink something a little more dynamic than this.

Definitely an improvement over the original Warrior Bock, but I have had much better bocks than this.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours blackish with a small but smart off-white head. Aroma contains alcohol, roasted barley, and reminds of a barleywine. The taste is a medium mouthfeel plus dunkle chocolate malt with a bit of roasted barley taste. Well offset by toffee malt for drinkability. Overall quite nice.

Photo of vanrassel
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I bought this as part of Paddock Wood's sampler six-pack, but would love to see it and other PW brews distributed as free-standing products in Alberta.

It poured with a creamy, off-white head that formed above a cola-coloured body with some ruby highlights. Roasty malt, hints of vanilla and a slightly vinous port aroma contibuted to its subtle smell.

Dark roasted barley dominated the taste, which seemed harsh at first: grainy with an overly-assertive bitter hop presence. Things improved as it warmed and the sharp edges smoothed to a more mellow finish.

Nevertheless, the dry aftertaste seemed a bit rough and the mouthfeel was a little watery. Some fine-tuning could make this beer really good — it's not bad as it is.

Photo of elricorico
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of the mixed six pack that Alberta just started seeing. Pretty dark in colour, deep deep brown with a bit of redness to the edges. A large tan head to start, that is both creamy and bubbly in parts. Faded to a pool within a minute.

Smells of toasted malt and some alcohol. Caramel and some kind of alcohol soaked fruit.

Starts out with toffee and bready malt, and becomes dry and fruity. Has an almost vinuos quality to the finish, dry and a bit alcohol laced. I'd say it is a little hot right now, may need some aging time to mellow out.

There is a bit of body to this beer, but the carbonation is a little on the weak side. Not really exciting, but not bad.

If I pick up another of the mixed sixers I will likely give this one some time to sit. As it stands right now, it feels bigger than a 7% beer should.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of CBA: Poured a cloudy dark brown color bock with a large foamy dirty brown color head with great retention. Aroma of sweet malt with some light ester is more powerful then expected by very enjoyable. Taste is quite sweet with some light ester notes and some roasted malt also noticeable. Body is full with some adequate carbonation and no alcohol was noticeable. I really appreciate this one and I find it is still a shame this brewer doesn’t get more exposure.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My last bottle of this from a sampler six pack that came out around the Xmas holidays.

Pours out a deep, dense translucsent mahogany, almost seems layered in the glass that I'm serving it in, more opaque near the top where the lip and neck are somewhat wider. Tall spongy light beige head with fantastic retention.

The nose masks the alcohol level very well, it's simply comprised of chewy toffee malts, and some lightly vinuous preserved dark fruits (dates, raisins, black currants). Not complex, but nicely effective.

The flavour contains a lighter version of the characteristics that make up the aroma. The malt is silky and consistent all the way through, although not as intense, with a small alcohol bite near the finish. Dates and raisins are present, but mild as well.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, smooth, and gets much fuller on the finish somehow. Starts off quaffable and somewhat watery, ends up thicker and filling. Not bad.

A bock that has its moments, and regionally can hold its own, but it also doesn't really stand out that much for me either.

Photo of BigBry
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Paddock Wood Variety 6 Pack, containg 2 Bock, 2 Xocolatl, 2 Rye IPA. Lots of buzz about this Canadian company, so excited to try some samples. 355ml brown (slightly taller) bottle with pop cap (not screw off tops). Extended description and serving instruction on the side label.
Pours deep, mahogany color, with a beige head. Very good retention, thin strings of lacing. Taste of roasted malts, toffee, and prune or raisins. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and nicely drinkable. 7% alcohol is hidden and balanced. Well done, subtle complexity, I like it.

Photo of pootz
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle:

My favorite drink....a single bock..how does this one stack up to expectations?

The Pour: Puts a deep brown lager with ruby highlights in the glass..respectable 2 finger sticky mocha cap lasts and laces the glass well.

Aroma is very pleasant...pungent... sweet bready malts, cocoa, figs, pipe tobacco, light earthiness and some woody tones..full marks for the nose on this one.

Big malts in the front end ..you literally chew through amber and dark Munich "liquid bread" ....mid palate it becomes a tad more complex than a single bock is expected to be...some charred treacle, choclate bundt cake, smoked dates, fresh birchwood, some wonderful earthy tones...then the finish tends to dry up the drink with Noble variety hops providing some medicinal/herbal bittering...decent bready after taste...like fresh raisin bread toast...wunderbar!

Certainly one of the better bocks that are now emerging in the Canadian Micro scene. A solid micro bock...but there are better in Canada...but not many!

Photo of Hornet2003
2.4/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

meh...Wasn't too impresse with this one.

Appearance: Pours a nice dark brown-amber. Little head.

Smell: Sour and smokey. I like the smoke but the sour aroma really throws me off. Did I get a bad bottle?

Taste: There is a definite maltiness but the sourness is overpowering. It has a smokey flavour undeneath the sourness but I can't say it makes up for the underlying flaws.

Mouthfeel: Not bad. Mild carbonation. At the back the sourness is overpowering but the mouthfeel is overall not bad.

Drinkability: Heh...Not so much. I didn't want another.

Overall: I think I must have gotten a bad bottle or something because this beer really wasn't all that great. I love doppelbocks and have had great "regular" bocks before. This really disappointed me and I am rating on the particular bottle I bought. Perhaps it is better than I experienced but I won't know until i try it on tap or in a better bottle.

Photo of aychbomb
4.55/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

from notes originally Oct,20/06

Appearance: Dark Copper brown, thick creamy head, exelent retention, nice good clarity.

Smell: Rich toasty malt aroma, ver little hops.

Taste: Rich toasty malt flavour, complex caramel, subtle hoppyness just enough to balance the intence malt. Sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium-full body. Moderate carbonation. Subtle alcoholic warmth.

drinkability: an intence, complex malty beer. Exelent after supper sipper.

i came across this review i did in my beer log from last year. would be interested to sample another that has aged a bit longer.

cheers,
JH

Bock from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.