92 Samuel Adams Longshot Traditional Bock, The Boston Beer Co. (MA). 6.8% ABV (3/10)
Deep copper color. Rich molasses date bread and buttery praline aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with excellent depth and balance. Finishes with a nice accented of baked citrus and cocoa.
92 LTD 01, Full Sail Brewing Co. (OR). 6.4% ABV (3/10)
Deep amber copper color. Aromas of dark toasted nut bread and faint dried ham follow through on a round, plush entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with hints of chocolate covered raisins and figs. Finishes with a nice, crisp marriage of roasted nuts and caramelized citrus.
91 Sudworth Bock, Blue Tractor Brewery (MI). 6.7% ABV (10/10)
Dark reddish copper color. Aromas of milk chocolate covered peach and orange peels with a round, frothy fruity medium-full body and caramel apple, roasted nut skin and peppery succotash accented finish. A tasty winter warmer.
91 La Rossa, Birra Moretti (Italy). 7.2% ABV (3/10)
Copper color. Nice aromas of oily peanut butter and ham omelette follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium-full body with great depth and smoothness. Finishes with a long, rich toasted nut bread, fig paste, cocoa and peppery spice fade.