argo0 (12120) - 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 (3956) - 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 (7364) - 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 (3507) - 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 (2030) - 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.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of GregClow via HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark deep ruby with an average size lasting tan head -- looks quite good. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit and hops. Nice chocolately and fruity flavour with some caramel malt and a light bitter finish -- a touch watery. Light to medium bodied. Pretty good, a nice version of the style.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby colour with a tan head. Light roasted malty aroma with a vague coffee bitterness and some dark fruit and alcohol sweetness. malty flavor with notes of bread and fruit. Light roasted finish.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear, very dark, crimson lager with a mid-sized, frothy, well-tanned head. Great retention. Malty, dark, rich aroma with notes of raisin, dried plum, molasses and just a whiff of cardboard. The flavor is well-balanced. However, all the rich, dark malts and esters promised by the nose don’t quite show up in the flavor. Not a bad thing; a lager being clean. Just not really what I prefer in a bock, but that’s only me. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and marginal carbonation... more than mild, less than medium. Finishes pretty clean. Just a touch lactic. Good beer, overall.