The German Bock is a bottom fermenting lager that generally takes extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out such a strong brew. Bock beer in general is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue. Hop bitterness can be assertive enough to balance, though must not get in the way of the malt flavor, most are only lightly hopped.
The Bock beer style ranges in color from copper to brown with good clarity. It’s topped by a large and persistent off-white head.
The aroma should be malty and toasty, possibly with hints of alcohol, but no detectable hops or fruitiness.
The taste is rich and toasty, sometimes with a bit of caramel. Its hop presence is low to undetectable, providing just enough bitterness so that the sweetness is not cloying and the aftertaste is muted.
The mouthfeel is smooth, with low to moderate carbonation and no astringency.