Another one of the Scandanavian imports. This one came from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. $11.99 I *think* for the 500 mL bottle, so definitely on the pricey side of things.
A very nice, deep mahogany pour that would would expect for a beer that is categorized as a Bock. Seems well carbonated and it produces some darkish, tan colored head to boot. Quite a noisy pour and some depth to the mouthfeel. Creamy feel.
Nose and tastes reveal a heady mixture of musty malts, spices and a winter warmer note. The spices seem to be hop based and there is a real combo of dark fruits and bitterness that come together nicely.
I’m not sure that this is really a traditional bock as such, in fact along with the name it would seem much better suited to be called a winter warmer, BUT nevertheless it has some nice depth of flavor and feel and it even warms a little on the back end. A nice malt based aftertaste too.
Impressed, but too expensive for me to drink with any kind of regularity.