mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at Green Dragon, pours a cloudy, dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of toasted nuts, toasted bread and some herbal notes. Flavour of very light chocolate, toasted nuts, toasted bread and some herbal notes. Pretty bland, but also subtly enjoyable. OK.
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the Better Ptld bocks. Malty aroma, some caramel and butterscotch. Full bodied, Caramelly and malty flavour. Some edge of tongue bitterness in the finish. Draught
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was a little too weak and slightly over sweet for the style. It gets great appearance points for a dark chestnut pour and a handsome white cloudy head, that leaves some sticky lacing behind. Strong alcoholic presence on the palate, very grainy with lots of malt sweetness.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22-oz bottle--Poured a deep amber that was slightly mahogany. Lively whitish head. A little too sweet and gritty for my liking.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle - Gabes Junk Food Paring]
Drank this with a sharp cheddar cheese burger sample. This was good but I think a lighter beer would have been better. The beer was a good version of a bock with a dark colo and a good head. Loved the flavors this was a good beer neded a food that was more like Pasta.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber - Poured a dark reddish amber in color with a thick creamy light tan head that faded to a nice lace on the top. Aroma is malty and sweet with a mix of yeast and mild hops thrown in. Flavor is slightly sweet too, but with a surprising amount of hop bitterness. The bitterness hangs in on the finish. Other raters spoke of a slight sourness and that did not show up, fortunately, until late in the finish. The sourness detracts from what is otherwise a decent beer. Worth repeating... definitely.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice reddish copper color with a thick creamy head. Strong sweet malt taste with a slight hoppy alcohol presence. It has a dry bitter aftertaste, but the initiall swallow goes down smoothly with tastes of coffee and citrus. I enjoyed the beer, but I am not sure it is true to style.
after4ever (7358) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Dang, what a beautiful beer to look at--pours deep coppery brown with an almost comically enormous white head. Looks almost like beaten egg whites. The nose is fairly vacant, which, as long as we’re dinging this beer, may have something to do with the rather hollow finish. There’s good matly sweetness in the body, though, and the body’s great--a few smallish bubbles bring up the touch of hops that are here, and the attack is super creamily smooth. Elusive flavors, though, all very mild and mostly on the sweet side. Ultimately this beer is fun to look at and drink, but the flavor and aroma don’t stick to your ribs much. I’ll gladly order/buy it again, but it would be hard to rate it far ahead of any really good bock.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good beer, not sure if it is that true to style, but I enjoyed it. Classic flavors of caramel and lightly subdued chocolate, mellow roastiness, smooth on the palate, with a small element of fruitiness in the background. Super smooth and easy to drink.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish color with a tan head that stays with you all the way down. Coffee aroma. First sip gives you a sense of calm, then comes with bitterness. Found it to be surprisingly hoppy for the style of beer. I had to drink a whole pint to make sure of what I was tasting.