Millstream Schokolade Bock | Millstream Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
162 Ratings
Millstream Schokolade BockMillstream Schokolade Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
millstreambrewing.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by PhantomVodoo on 01-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
162
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of bbtkd
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Millstream Schokolade Bock, 6% ABV, 25 IBU. Pours hazy dark brown and thin with a one finger off-white head. Not much nose, taste is sweet and very malty, with a slight bitter close. Mouthfeel is just OK due to thinness and slightly heavy carbonation. Overall very good.

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Photo of StephenM
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pub pint
Appearance: rich dark Amber with cream colored 2-finger head which dissipates quickly
Aroma: mild cocoa, coffee, malt
Flavor: Cocoa, sweet malt, coffee, mild anise, mild hop bitter finish
Mouthfeel: medium with malt sweetness, but surprisingly clean finish
Overall: Rich tasty comforting brew, glad to have as a go-to in Iowa winters

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Photo of jmh21
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight pale malt, slight yeast, hint of roasted malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of a Bock. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, roasted malt, slight caramel malt, hint of pale malt, slight hops, and a hint of yeast.

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer poured on tap into a pint glass. Beer pours pitch black with a tiny off white head. Beer smells of darker roasted grain with very slight fruitiness. Beer tastes of dark grain with berries, and chocolate aftertaste. Beer is light bodied and extremely drinkable. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of dcotom
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of couchsitta
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber pour, light head and lacing. Aroma is not pronounced malts but clean and not a hint of hops. Taste is lighter than expected. This is a well-crafted beer, but not spectacular.

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Photo of pagriley
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into snifter

Pours dark, with chestnut hue and fluffy white 2 inch head. Heavy lacing
Nutty with hints of biscuit and caramel
Smooth toasted malts with caramel and a hint of crisp hop to finish
Bright carb but fine, very smooth

Overall a criminally underrated beer - fantastic brew

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Photo of NodakEric
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GStone899
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Quality bock. Nothing fancy, not much smell but a quality winter brew.

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Photo of Josholson666
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: brilliant chestnut, 1” head, dissipates to thick film, excellent lace
S: chocolate and bread aromas
T: Intense, rich maltiness with more chocolate than expected.
F: Clean, smooth, medium full body and medium low carbonation.
O: An excellent beer with well developed malt flavors that is almost like a cross between a chocolaty south English brown ale and a bock.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice malt sweetness, not too much so, good and balanced and very easy to drink, a pretty good, authentic bock.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another brew from the head of the industrial electrical group---Thanks Randy!

This awesome lager pours a deep brownish red with a moderate off white head of foam that dies down to a light layer of foam with a thick ring and light lacing. Nose of sweet chocolates, fresh dark bread, and dark roasted malts. Flavors follow the nose with dark chocolate flavors all around blending nicely with dark fruit notes of raspberries and fresh dark bread crust mixing with a dash of spicy hops to round it all together. Finish is sweet and lightly chewy with good carbonation for an excellent representation of a bock done right in America. Better than I had hoped for and would love a 12 pack of these delicious treats. A PLUS!

Cheers!

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyJung
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Near perfect; with just enough chocolate/coffee flavors; clean and no aftertaste.

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Photo of kw_pip
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth medium-heavy body. Low smell. Simple chocolate taste, slightly sour. Slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It looks : creamy, fluffy beige head, 1 very steady finger. I mean nothing will make it die. Love it. Body is burnt copper/dark honey colored. About 60% opacity.

It smells : A malty nose, with toasted and baked nut and chocolate. Sort of a nutty "tin roof sundae" smell too. What's there is good - but a weak volume in the bouquet. Oops, I snorted some. Definitely nutty, peanut hull...wow haha.

It tastes : Whoa!!! Double whoa!! Just awesome. Very malty. Roasted nutty flavors - peanut, pecan, walnut... maple sap, with melted chocolate. The swallow is the best part (that's what she said), with a wrapped chocolate ferro rocher-type finish, a slight sting of hop, and dark malts. Breathing the finish is like roasted cocoa, a handful of peanuts, and mocha coffee.

Feel : creamy and medium bodied, buzzing carbonation. Ends wet and slightly grainy.

Overall : every time I take a sip of this, my eyes gently pop out of my head, I blink slowly twice, and I smile. It's that good. You owe it to yourself to try this Bock. It's amazing.

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Photo of enelson
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bear1964
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mazo
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As good as best gets as far as I'm concerned.

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Millstream Schokolade Bock from Millstream Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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