Revolver Bock by Revolver Brewing Taste Test
For most of my beer drinking career, the only Bock beer that I ever really drank was Shiner. I guess that they’re probably still technically a craft brewery, but they’re way past the point of being new or exciting.
I was glad to see that Revolver Bock has some beefed up stats compared to Shiner Bock. Revolver is 6.5% abv and 25 IBUs while Shiner is 4.4% abv and 13 IBUs. I have a real soft spot for beer with over 6% abv (this could be a result of my time in Oklahoma where 3.2 beer is a thing), so Revolver Bock is right up my alley.
Here is what Craftbeer.com says a Bock should resemble:
Traditional bocks are all-malt brews and are high in malt sweetness. Malt character should be a balance of sweetness and toasted or nut-like malt. ‘Bock’ translates as “goat!””
Here is Revolver Brewing’s description of their Bock:
Traditional Bock – ABV: 6.5% IBU: 28
Caramel and toffee notes bring a full and satisfying body to this classic style. Northern Brewer and Willamette hops balance the sweetness of the malt.”
Revolver Bock in Glass
This beer pours out a really nice and rich brown color. It’s tough to see very far through it.
It has a very malty smell. You really get no hops in the aroma, but tons of rich and toasty malts.
The first taste is pretty strong. Tons of malt flavor with almost no hops. Like Revolver says, you get a lot of caramel malt flavor. I could find some toffee hints too, but I had to search a little for those.
The flavor of Revolver Bock develops as you drink more of it. At different points I got a slightly salty taste, and at others I got a kind of smokey flavor.
This beer really grew on me the more I drank. I will definitely be going back for more of these.
I would say, if you like Shiner Bock you should definitely give this a try. It ramps up pretty much everything that is good about Shiner, and in my humble opinion, it’s a way better choice.
I think that Blood & Honey from Revolver is another winner, and that one is probably a little easier to find than the Bock. Grab one if you are a wheat beer fan. I’ll try to get a separate taste test up for Blood & Honey and Revolver’s High Brass Blonde Ale soon.
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