TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750 mL crowned. Label shows 6.8% ABV. Copper pour with a short tan head. Aroma is oak, caramel, sweet malt, and toasted bread. Taste is big oak, grains, toasted malt, caramel, soft fruit and faint vanilla. Body is medium with soft, bubbly carbonation and moderate chewiness. Ends with more toasted malt, oak, grains, sweet malt, caramel and fruit notes.
italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber pour thin white head .... Aroma is oaky and sweet caramel malts, toasted ..... Taste is lightly smokey and sweet burnt and toasted caramel malts ... Mouthfeel is smooth .... little grainy taste towards the finish abv hidden well a very enjoyable brew
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Die Lagerung merkt man diesem Bier an, dezente Holznoten sind im Antrunk sowie im Mittelteil vorhanden. Cremig, etwas karamellig, wenig Vanille. In Teilen wirkt der Bock schwer und etwas brennend. Süßer Abgang. /11/9/12//11
pivnizub (8542) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: Golden, no head to speak of; citrussy-hoppy nose, distinctive traces of wood and vaillla; bitter-tart flavour, some sweetness behind, medium bodied; lingering woody-bitter finish. No pleasure......
jfb (3417) - GERMANY - MAY 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a hazy golden colour with no head. aroma of grain and grass, slightly perfumed, with a hint of honey. flavour is bubble gum, caramel and tropical fruits, with lots of sweetness and a slighty gingery bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Grima (2028) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap@Festival der Bierkulturen, Cologne, 14.05.2011!
In the glass, golden yellow, almost foaming. The smell is malty, slightly roasty, strong smell of herbs and pine aroma. Starts with a good malt body and lots of pine aroma, slightly sweet, very herb-like. Sweet-musty aftertaste, again with aromas of herbs and pine woods. In the further course it’s more hoppy, but this beer is dominated by herbs and pine flavors, paired with a slightly musty-sweet note.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a very lightly hazy, dark, rusty orange-amber color. Streams of fine bubbles pool into a small, smooth head of beige to light khaki foam. Settling quickly to a thin but lasting edge, the foam leaves round, organic spots and flares of lacing on the glass. The nose hints at sweet bread dough, reduced mixed raisins, caramelized sugars, and bread crust. Mild florals are all that show in terms of hops, as this brew largely smells sweet and sugary. Flavors show notes of marmalade glazed dark bread or cake, stewed raisins, caramel, and sweet, malty dough. The palate is smooth and lightly aerated, making for a medium-bodied and slightly whipped consistency. Overall, it’s a decent bock, but it is overly sweet for my liking and lacking in anything but saccharine fruits.
Maverick34 (2014) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from gingermanhattan. Pours a brownish tinged gold. Mild head. Some malt and fruits, clean finish. Not too heavy.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Caramel malts on the nose with creamy vanilla aromas. Pours an orange amber with a dense white head. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, with an earthy bitterness with grassy notes with vanilla oak tanins in the finish. Nice, not overly oaky. Solid beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours a light woody brown, slight haze thin head. Aroma is big caramel, toast, biscuit, light burnt slight smokey hint with woody, ashy notes and full malt- low hops. Flavor is good full toasted malts, biscuit, munich sweetness, toffee, burnt sugar, some slight smoke, oak, and burnt notes with a slight whiskey hint from the oak. Smooth body. I liked this one quite a bit more than the Porter.