AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
fruity/slightly smokey aroma pours near pitch black/very dark brown.
excellent fruity yeast ester flavor blends very well with the light smoke flavors, caramel, bitter chocolate, toffee. Overall a very excellent mix on the palate.
I got this in Idaho in a bottle so the only available in San Fran stuff is not true.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great deep brown color with a tan head. Caramel, sugar and wheat grain dominate the aroma. Caramel, toffee, bitter chocolate, some barley are all evident in the taste. Nice ending.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black color with a medium creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Flavor of sweet molassas with chocolate in the end.
argo0 (11909) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Big tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, coffee, light juniper. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plum, some cola, light cookie, faint lemon. Light-medium body.
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a gift from Odeed, thanks Jacob; Nose at first showed apples, then changed to caramel malt and raisins; color dark but transparent brown with a medium tan head; flavor malty with chocolate, caramel, and molasses.
Ughsmash (7279) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to JohnC. Poured a rich, deep, clear mahogany with ruby highlights... medium cap of toffee headage. Nose grew on me as this warmed... with burnt caramel, lightly-smoked darker fruits, rum-soaked raisins, and cocoa.. along with woodsy hops. This was even better in the flavor department... with a chocolate and rummy-raisin sweet malt base accented by damp freshly-cut wood, molasses, and caramel. The finish was sweet and a tad smoky. Medium-bodied, sweet, and smooth... but a tad grainy on the back-end. This was an excellent beer and a pleasant surprise!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep caramel minimal tan head. The aroma is carmel and herbs. The flavor is pretty damn nice, caramel, molasses, dark ripe fruits. medium-full palate. Quite good.
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer #4 RBSG 06. Almost passed on trying this since I’m not a big fan of the style, but then I figured, what the heck? Very dark brown, slight head. Light wort aroma. Flavor matched, straight up sweet wort, but there was a hint of chocolate and light berry notes. Not bad, but still just not my bag.
fordest (2016) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Sweet malty aromas come off this really dark brown/ruby pour. Very bready nose. Flavors were dark and malty as well. Yeast notes and a subtler but decent hop finish. Not Bad.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle via trade with JoeMcPhee! - Thanks Joe! - Pours a beautiful dark mahogony with ruby highlights and a nice tan creamy head. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, raisin, and some light coffee. Flavor is caramel, raisin, a touch of chocolate, quite malty with some delightful dark fruit notes as well. Palate is smooth and creamy without much carbonation and medium body. Finishes with a fruity aftertaste. This is really good and probably my favorite bock of all time.