barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to Saarlander for sending me the 12 oz. bottle and helping me cross off another from my want list. <!-- br -->
poured a very dark brown with a tan head. good aroma & flavors of the usual bock suspects, but was very thin and over-carbonated.
raymow (780) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark color and crisp, refreshing flavor. This is better than I had expected (Iím not a huge bock fan because they tend to be heavier than I like). This reminds me of Anchors Our Special Ale without all of the spices.
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really interesting one here. Poured this into my new Alesmith tulip glass. Probably the darkest bock Iíve ever poured, it was a dark brown body with a fairly sizable head. Aroma reminded me a lot of Alesmithís Wee Heavy. Chocolate, caramel, some darker fruits. Really drinkable and enjoyable... and maybe it was because it was the last of the day, but this reminded me of a lighter version of Wee Heavy. Donít believe the pitiful goat on the label, this has some kick.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a tan coloured, fairly thin head. The actual appearance is quite murky. The aroma has sweet notes with some malty coffee and a fair dosage of hops. The taste has caramel and licquorice and yet more hops. There are big flavours, some of which you would never find in a German bock and the whole entity seems a little unbalanced. That said it is pleasantly drinkable, especially so on the back of a phone call confirming youíve sold your house, yet it is over-complicated.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin white head. Smells of maple and other malty notes that are difficult to pin down. Taste is malty with almost no hop notes. A classic bock which is my problem with it, just donít like bocks.
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased a 6íer of this in Tempe, AZ. Some hotel worker got 2 of these courtesy of me due the the fact that I had to leave them behind becuase I didnt have time to drink them and didnít have room to bring them all back with me. I hope they were enjoyed. Sweet, sugary chocolate aroma with some metallic aromas as well. Some grassy hops are also detected. Mildly transparent dark mahogany color with a nice, frothy light tan head and nice lacing. Very malt beer with a sweet start, turning a bit toasty with chocolate malts. There are also some burnt malts with some flavors of burnt popcorn in a way. Smooth, easy-drinking. Well-done.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown in color with a nice lacing. Caramel and roasty coffee aroma. Earthy hoppy notes. Chocolate malty flavor. Roasty spicey notes. Clove. Thin bodied. Sweet. Finish is dry. Decent brew.
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-thanks to wohlfs for this one! light brown appearance with a nice tan head. pretty dark for a bock if you ask me. chocolate, caramel, a little of the OSA kinda note (yeast twang?) light earthy hops and maple surup as it warmed a little. flavors are metallic mostly with light chocolate notes. the initial flavor is not existent-all in the finish. light carbonation, which maybe a cause of the lack of flavor up front. sweet finish with lingering metallic notes. not bad, but deifnately glad that i got to try it.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark red-brown with persistent beige head. Strong medicinal (but not unpleasant) aroma. It may be a herbal or just hoppy smell. Great genuine coffee and licorice flavour with a strong bitter aftertaste. Top stuff. I am out of step with the majority here by preferring this over the Porter but I donít care.
Brew102 (13) - USA - APR 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an enigma. Coffee? Toffee? Yeasty? Canít figure, but Iíll keep trying. Wonderful. Please Anchor, year round.