Mountain Holidays In Vermont
Rock Art Brewery

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From:
Rock Art Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Bock - Traditional
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 10.99%
Ratings:
129
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 25, 2018
Added:
Dec 02, 2004
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  6
SCORE
83
Good
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3.75 by zotzot from Vermont on Dec 25, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a pilsener glass and rated as a regular "bock." The appearance was a hazy dark bronzed orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than thirty seconds. Filmy/semi-thick lacing runs in a messy sort of way around the glass. The smell starts off with a sweet breadiness running into light raisin, sweet apple, a light vanilla, and sweet cherry. Caramel tones do run nicely underneath. The taste takes the previously mentioned flavors and uses them to smooth it all out emphatically sweet and barely any bitterness (as a bock should be!, but then again, this is an aged review as well). Creamy sweet apple to cherry and a slight little bit of cocoa aftertaste running into a sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nice and smooth (really light/good). Overall, this is a really good Bock made for the holidays.

Jun 25, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle (probably a bit old, by the way), it pours a mahogany color with a nice head, which quickly reduces to, well, nothing.. Some slight malt and toffee-ish scents in my nose. Some prunish flavors go with the malt in the mouth. Enjoyable.

Jan 11, 2017
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2.7/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Short review.

Pours a hazy golden color. Head is gone in a hurry.

Smells like vanilla with some light spices.

Tastes like cream soda. Like, exactly like cream soda. Some bready malt. But mostly cream soda.

Feel is thick and sticky and extremely dry.

Overall, not an impressive bock. Way too sweet.

Apr 06, 2016
 
3.5 by gwiedman1 from New York on Apr 04, 2016
 
3.31 by connecticutpoet from Connecticut on Mar 28, 2016
 
3.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2016
 
3.93 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts on Feb 20, 2016
 
3.5 by sgregory from Connecticut on Dec 30, 2015
 
3.62 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Sep 18, 2015
 
3.73 by GrimGuzzler from New Hampshire on Aug 23, 2015
 
4.1 by CraigMack61 from New Jersey on Aug 22, 2015
 
3.75 by PatGreer from Massachusetts on Jul 23, 2015
 
2.96 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON) on Jun 20, 2015
 
3.75 by mgigs from Maine on Mar 05, 2015
 
3.75 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine on Mar 05, 2015
 
3.56 by BRYeleJR from Massachusetts on Jan 07, 2015
 
3.61 by fthegiants from California on Dec 25, 2014
 
3.25 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Dec 14, 2014
 
3.25 by zestar from California on Aug 13, 2014
 
3.5 by patrick802 from Vermont on May 04, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by scotorum from Massachusetts

Vintage 2011.

Poured from the 22 oz,. bomber into a Lawson's snifter.

a: Clear dark ruby/copper with no head, thin surface foam disappeared to almost nothing. No lacing.

s: Slight dark fruit note.

t: Dark fruit/roasty malt combo, at first the net effect was prunelike. Mellowed out later to a mild dark fruity/roastiness. Some evident hop balance. Sweet to dry finish,.

m: Light to moderate. Considerable persistent carbonation tingle on the tongue.

o: A good bock, drinkable and seems pretty true to the style. Unclear what its age might have done for or against it, my guess would be not much,.

Apr 22, 2014
 
3.75 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on Mar 24, 2014
 
3.75 by Jason from Massachusetts on Feb 26, 2014
 
3.5 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Jan 24, 2014
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3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 2013 batch. Sampled on December 30, 2013.

It pours brown with an off-white head and some bits of sediment found at the bottom of the bottle.

Vanilla and caramel malts are the lead in aromas with a hint of nuts and just a nip of spice. Mile earthy hops. But there is also a kind of goaty ester on the nose that rubbed me the wrong way.

Medium body.

The taste tends to favor the nutty side more than the malty side with a slightly bitter finish.

Jan 01, 2014
 
3.5 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Dec 20, 2013
 
3.75 by SpasmWaiter from Vermont on Dec 13, 2013
 
4 by csustar001 from New York on Dec 12, 2013
 
3.75 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Dec 05, 2013
 
3.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Dec 05, 2013
 
3.25 by acurtis from New Jersey on Nov 23, 2013
 
3.75 by Beermaine from Maine on Oct 03, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Adamah_Adonai from Hawaii

The beer is full of nutty vanilla and toffee aromas. It pours a deep cloudy amber color, with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Medium sweetness up front and a lightly bitter finish. It has medium body a thin feel and soft carbonation. It is kind of weird to be drinking a Vermont Christmas beer in Hawaii during February but it paired well with some sharp Vermont Cheddar and definitely hit the spot.

Sep 17, 2013
 
3.5 by petermethot from New Jersey on Jun 25, 2013
 
3.75 by Kelp from New Hampshire on May 15, 2013
 
3.25 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jan 30, 2013
 
3 by phishbone23 from New York on Jan 23, 2013
 
3 by Focusf111 from Vermont on Jan 16, 2013
 
3 by sweisel80 from Massachusetts on Jan 03, 2013
Mountain Holidays In Vermont from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 129 ratings