Bock Naked | Moon Dog Craft Brewery

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Moon Dog Craft Brewery

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 09-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark russeted brown, with decent beige head, nice and foamy and retaining nicely. Lace is not sticky as I would expect from the style. Looks nice though.

Smells pleasant. Mild chilli spice, just slightly smokey, blends with lightly toasted malts for a nice chilli chocolate character. Vegetative-savoury blends beautifully with sweet-roasty. An absolute delight.

Taste leans more heavily on the malt. Lots of chocolate, with a touch of carob and slight bitter char. Peppers come through late, with a mild capsicum flavour and a whisper of smoke. Could definitely use a bigger chipotle presence. Tastes quite generic bocky. Decent, but the smell just reminds me of how much more this could be.

Bit of carbonation dries up, but a very decent mouthfeel for the style. Possibly even a bit too thick.

Nice bock, but I feel the lads held back a bit with the chilli for me. The big presence on the nose is beautiful, but I feel a bit more and earlier exposure would bring the taste hugely alive. It's not often I tell Moon Dog to put more into their beers, but here we are.

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Photo of magnusdave
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle purchased from Leura Cellars.

Pours a relatively clear dark brown hue, with a minimal ring of off-white lace that at least stays fairly persistently. Minimal lace. Body is light, as it should be. Carbonation is quite fine even so. Looks pretty decent.

Nose unfortunately shows a very distinct acetic character, which diminishes the other characters. It's a shame because the other characters do come through, and they're quite pleasant: chocolate base, some smoky chilli characters giving a slight peppery overtone in my sinuses. If the vinegar character weren't so prominent, it would be extremely pleasant.

Taste still has a touch of the acetic character, but not nearly as much as the aroma, fortunately. Instead, there's a dry chocolate note, and some sweetness in the mid-palate that suggests marshmallow to me. The chilli comes through on the back, but only as a slight peppery note that dances in the back of my tongue. I like it fine.

Feel is surprisingly full, emphasised by the slight tingle from the chilli.

Overall, yeah, this is decent enough—the chipotle doesn't come through enough. The only suggestion of the dry-chilli character is in the heat which builds up on the palate, and some of that bigger smoky character on the nose would be great. It's a shame, because this has bucketloads of potential: Jake, Josh and Karl, please brew this again. It's going to be magnificent.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with a light tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, a soft smokey hit, sweet caramel and soft bready notes.
Roasty flavours too but with a fair bit of sweetness from some bready malt. A faint smokey notes is present along with the faintest amount of chilli spice.
Nice creamy mouthfeel, carbonation could be a little higher though.

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Photo of Gusmotel
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Dark, caramel pour with medium carbonation. One finger of pale-ish off-white foam that didn't last too long.

Aroma: The Chipotle pepper is definitely there, but again it's not a pepper bomb. It's a sweet, malty smell for a lager, but a definite hint of spice that raises an eyebrow. The aroma is quite interesting. The pepper smell intensifies as the beer warms.

Taste: Starts out smooth but then quickly escalates into a pleasing blend of pepper and bitterness. The sweet malt keeps it in balance, but not enough to stout it out. The sharp flavour reminds you its a dark lager. It's got a good alcohol kick and its had some peppers thrown in the mix. I sense a more char grilled, earthy flavour, then sweetness by the time I swallow. The pepper is immediately noticeable in the aftertaste as the whole inside of your mouth seems to sweat for a second, creating a parched feeling, and a desire to have another drink.

Mouthfeel: Low to moderate carbonation, medium bodied. The appearance tricks you into thinking creamy ale, but the second it hits your lips you remember what you are dealing with.

Overall: A nice Chipotle Lager. It's not a hottest beer ever novelty, more an appropriate blend of flavours that makes you want to keep sipping. I'm glad they mixed the pepper with a dark lager - much more interesting.

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Photo of ADZA
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a chipotle dark lager basically a bock that is dry chipotle'd and pours a dark kola hue with a one finger head and some lacing here and there,the smell is a chipotle,dark chocolate,sweet malts and berries,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated with tastes of dark chocolate,berries,sweet malts and finished with the slightest heat from the chipotle just perfect heat and sweet chocolate,overall I love the addition of chipotle it's perfect lingering in the background and doesn't overtake the tasty bock cheers.

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Bock Naked from Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 6 ratings