6ROW (461) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
copper pour small white head .aroma of light roasted malts sweet taste. not bad
badgerben (4766) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Clear brown color with a thin head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma, although a little metallic. An oddly astringent malt taste up front. It mellows out into a very dusty grain flavor, a bit of toasted and chocolate malt coming along.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Skyview. Dark copper pour with a small white head. Slight spice and some malt on the nose. Some dark fruits and plenty of malt. Leaves an odd artifial orange after taste in the mouth.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. pours copper with small white head. nose of caramel malts. flavors of caramel and grain husk. med body. fizzy carb. very simple straightforward bock but actually not that bad i guess.
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear, dark copper with reddish highlights. Off-white head, mostly disappearing. The aroma is sweet with caramel, grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes sweet with slight taste of rye with some vegetal notes. Medium body with a watery texture that turns sticky in the finish. Fizzy carbonation. Not much going on here. One and out.
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish-brown with a thin, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is sweet overall with caramel and fruit evident. The palate is smooth, but fairly thin. The beer tastes pretty good. Malty sweet with caramel and brown sugar notes. There is just a hint of spice at the end. Not bad, but nothing too exciting.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish color with an amber hue and a thin off white head. Caramel dominates the nose and the tongue. Sweet and malty with a dry finish and a hint of spice. A little fruity, not great but very drinkable.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The further this brand-line gets from its origins in Chicago, the crappier the beers get.
Other folk who remember the restaurant’s fresh beers of days gone will agree with me.
This thing has a good look, a rich amber body, albeit with a modest white head. The aroma is very sweet caramel with a liberal dousing of mineral water. Only the flat dullness of the flavor keeps the suggested sweetness from the nose from getting cloying. An all-around dippy excuse for a bock.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours red-brown crowned by a tan head. Coffee, malt and carmel greet the nose. Creamy on the palate, the taste is of roast malt and toffee with fairly hoppy finish. A satisfying thirst quencher that can be enjoyed all year long.
Narnad (1517) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle red with a little brown mixed in, no head and very fine carbonation. Aromas are of alcohol, strong malt and sweet fruit. Smells a lot like merlot wine. Flavor starts off of sweet carmel malt, moves into a plum flavor and ends with a very smooth, almost slippery feeling, sugary nectarine/peach flavor on the tip of your tongue. I was quite surprised at this beer and will definitely get this one next time its in season.