funny to me I get a lot of well balanced, toasty type malt character that is blended with hop bitterness to lend a crisp finish that begs the next sip. I'd agree that the hop aroma is a bit on the higher end of the range but not intrusive.
Sierra's is pretty close to a good, fresh Ayinger.
in my opinion, several of the American craft interpretations of the style are borderline bocks with lots of rich dark fruity type maltiness and full mouthfeels, leaning decidedly towards malt without the counterbalancing hop bitterness in the finish. Lefthand, Samuel Adams, Highland Clawhammer, Harpoon all come to mind as examples this year. If that is what fits your idealization of the style, you are definitely going to be disappointed.
One final note - I did find the malt to be a bit richer in later batches - the 6/30/15 packaged batch was a bit more bitter and less balanced than the more recent one that I've had.
Was the color darker on the later batch? In the video review I saw, the color was very light; like 6 SRM. He commented on how bitter and out of balance it was.