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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This malty, sweet, dark amber colored German-style bock beer is brewed with imported malt and hops. Its uncommon smoothness and impeccable taste make it the perfect companion for a cold night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demitriustown (1090) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2008
12 oz bottle: Nice caramel malt, sweet, somewhat a bready, a cardboard note, and a bit of roasted nut notes. Appearance is a deep amber color with a thick off white head that lingers around for a while. Taste has a caramel/fake/candy kind of taste to it. The malts are evident but there is somewhat of a medicinal factor to this brew. Palate is light and somewhat malty, lightly sweet on the lips. Overall, It has potential but it has some oxidized notes thinking that this is an older bottle, or mishandled bottle. Cheers!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pours ruby with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of cherry, candy, spice, dirty diaper, and honey. Taste of honey, phenols, dirty malt, sweet candy. Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Thanks to nearbeer for the bottle! The body is a cherry mahogany color that makes a thin soapy head of mocha. Caramel and molasses nose. Spritzy palate, the flavor is lightly sweet, no hop bitterness. Simple and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Light,sweetish,malts coming up, along with a wisp of sulfur, thin sugary sweet dark fruit,and caramel taste, that drys out very quickly almost to the pont of astringency, a sour milk like lactose taste keeps peeking out. Some noticable alcohol. Merely ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3845) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 12 oz. Dark copper-brown with ruby tints and a four-finger, creamy head that lingers and leaves nice lace. Nose is earth-spicy molasses and cocoa with slight sweet corn in the background. Tastes of twangy-sweet caramel, molasses, dry cocoa, slight sour apple, toasted nut, and grain. Near medium body is pretty smooth, but has an astringently dry finish that sweeps the malt away pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2008
12oz Bottle. Rather warm, lightly skunky malt character glows from the glass. Rather subdued, but present and rich. Vinous. A big waft of wine in the nose, cabernet. Pours clear in mid-red amber, with a tall head of suavely tanned foam. Does this have sulfites in it? Weird, heavy vinous blasts up front again. Chewy malt starts to shine. Caramel, Munich and a bittering hop edge. Thereís the faintest skunkiness to the whole profile, but itís not overly distracting. Tannins and astringency. Body is in place for the style. Could use more depth and nuance and to back off on some of the flavors that arenít entirely desirable. Gummy hop glow in the back end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Aroma is a little weak on this one. Its appearence is nice with a nice head. Flaveor and after taste are pretty good. Had it at the brewery and at the Detroit Athletic Club.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Deep red. Sweet mild aroma. Creamy but not much flavor. Good body. Not too much to it but still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Clear caramel red-brown body, thin cream head. Nose of caramel, sweet breads, dark fruits, and leafy hops. Somewhat medicinal. Very light body, almost a sugar water with light berries, grape, toast, and bitter earthy hops. Too thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
This to me didnít taste like the bottle was fresh. I was tasting quite a few beers but this had almost a stale smokiness to it.

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