fordest (2386) - 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 (7150) - 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 (10557) - 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.
Choos (719) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: plum, raisins, malt and lightly spiritous. Appearance: dark brown with red highlights, lightly hazy with a tan head and sheet lacing. Flavour: mounds of roastiness with initial bitterness giving way to mochery and malty notes. Palate: thin but gently carbonation, carbon notes giveway to the maltyness with a little toffee.
GregClow (3120) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Deep ruby brown with a wispy head. Sweet, malty aroma with some roastiness around the edges. Really flavourful - rich, chocolately, with notes of wood and nuts, and a subtlely bittered finish. Very, very good!
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another beer I’ve been searching for that I got to try - yay! Bottle shared with GregClow, Blankboy, Jerc, and Hogtown Harry, courtesy of GregClow via Harry I think. Really nice aroma of leather / shoe polish and sweet malt - doesn’t sound great, but it was nice. Deep dark brown, foamy off white head. Nice deep malt taste - sweet and almost nutty. Lots of dry baker’s chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. A really nicely done bock.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body, small creamy tan head (3+). Muted sweet malt, muted alcohol in the aroma. Flavour is moderate malt, light malty tang lingers in the finish and is a bit distracting. Average palate. Decent, touch simplistic but enjoyable.
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black colour with a big tan head. Roasted malty aroma with some spicy hints. Also some hints of licourice. Has a roasted malty flavor with hints of caramel and licourice. Also some spicy and hoppy hints. Dry spicy finish with some bitterness.