Rock Art Brewery 2011 Holiday Bock

Rock Art Brewery Mountain Holidays in Vermont Bock

Rock Art Brewery Mountain Holidays in Vermont

Mountain Holidays In Vermont
Rock Art Brewery
Bock
BJCP 5B
ABV ??%

Another beer that wound up in my fridge over the holidays that I need to clear out to make room for next season’s beers.

The Pour:
Low viscosity pour that built up an impressive tan head, but that faded to nothing very quickly.
The Eyes: Brown/copper/red tones, definitely dark for a bock; very clear. (2/3)
The Nose: Figs, cola, honey, a general malty sweetness. (7/12)
The Tongue: 
Rich and malty, toasty, right on style. Caramel, cola, and a The hops are just a bit out of balance. One needs some bite to balance out the malts of course, but I think this has just a few IBU too many. It doesn’t ruin the beer, but knocks points off.  (11/20)
Mouthfeel:
Appropriate to the style, at the low end of “low carbonation.” The fizzy kind, not the big bubble kind. Went flat relatively quickly though. Thin. (2/5)
Overall Impression: Not a bad beer, but just off in enough ways to not score well. Wouldn’t make a point to find more of this, but I’d give the 2012 a shot.(6/10)
BJCP score: 28/50
Overall/Closing Thoughts: Meh.