Boundary Bay Dunkles Bock | Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Washington, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 7
Photo of dirtylou
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, the noble fir

appearance: served in a 17oz chalice, dark mahogany-garnet body, very subtle beige lace

smell: rich and malty, figs, dark cherry, vanilla

taste: pretty nice bock from boundary bay - rich flavor profile - sweet dark cherries, vanilla, wood, a touch of smoke, sweet roasted malt, earth fig/date notes

mouthfeel: medium bodied, smooth carbonation

overall: nice

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Photo of Briken
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark mahogany with light tan frothy head. A light molasses and spice aroma. Flavors of molasses and a little chocolate and a hint of spice. An alcohol sweetnessis present in the finish. Mouthfeel is a thin syrupy consistency.

This is a nice easy drinking beer. very sweet and good flavor, grest for an after meal beer.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Collins Pub for SBW

A: Poured a dark brown with not much carbonation and barely a head

S: Caramel, dark fruits, sugar

T: Sweet tasting. Dark fruits, some caramel, toffee

M: Mouthfeel is sordove sticky, light booze but flat it seemed to me

D: A good beer and enjoyed

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Photo of loren01
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Had this beer on tap at the pub. Poured a dark brown color, frothy brownish head.
S: Smells of toffee sweetness and figs
T: Taste pretty much is a mirror of the smell. Tastes real sweet and rich.
M: Mouthfeel is somewhat full...a definate sipping beer.
D: An excellent full bodied sipping beer...would get this again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Came to the table a chocolatey caramel-brown; a mighty frothy head left dotted walls of lace.

Aroma is rich and malty, mostly dark fruit and a little chocolate.

Flavor mirrors and magnifies the aroma, it also being rich and malt-centered, with plenty of dark fruit notes, caramel-ish sweetness, toffee; the finish brings out some milk chocolate. Soft, round texture was almost cask-like in its velvety caress on the tongue.

This was my first Boundary Bay beer, and it immediately became clear that this is not your everyday, boring, naive-tourist-brewpub. Hopefully their bottling operation will expand, as this stuff is too good to save just for lucky locals.

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Photo of beertunes
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the pub. A beautiful almost-black color with a deep tan head. The beer was very active which lead to more overflow than expected.

Rich malt aromas dominate, usually this beer has an extremely sweet scent that is missing this year, a positive development. The flavors follow as expected, and the missing sweetness is such an improvement that this almost is a different beer. Nicely balanced flavors make this a great drinking beer.

The body is full without being heavy, and I'm happy to say that this years version is smoothly drinkable. Having multiples of this beer is now possible, in past years the heavy sweetness would require having a palate cleanser between rounds of the dunkel.

Boundary Bay has history of making great ales, it's great to see a great lager come from these regional favorites.

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Photo of John_M
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewpub a while back.

The beer pours a toffee brown color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get a smokey, sweet malt flavor... it smells just delicious. On the palate this beer is just wonderful, with a complex array of flavors including more smoke, cherry, vanilla, chocolate and butterscotch. The beer has a medium to full bodied mouthfeel, and there is noticeable warming from the abv. The beer is very smooth, potent, rich and sweet, and is an absolute joy to drink. Impressive.

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Boundary Bay Dunkles Bock from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
4.13 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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