Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown/red with little off white head. Aroma is sweet malts with brown sugar and caramel notes. Flavor is sweet with caramel, sugar, slight spice essence. Leaves a hint of raisins in the aftertaste.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz. - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Clear, brown body with a small, foamy, off-white head. Patchy lacing throughout.
Smell: Questionably boozy nose of figs and grape skins with sweetish, grainy malts coming in second.
Taste: Sweet caramel overlaying a pale, grainy maltiness. Fruity flavors of figs and grape skins. Touch of alcohol heat. Predominately spicy hops with a medium bitterness. Finishes bittersweet with a lingering alcohol heat that you can never seem to shake.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Not so good. Breckenridge opened a beer that contained true evils to be unleashed upon all mankind — ills, toils and even sickness — and finally hope. Yes, hope. Hope that my next beer will be far, far better.
DMorrish (13) - , Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2009
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a one-finger head, very light gold. I can’t get over the smell. Putrid and sour...leachate? Appearance is nice. Clear, red. Flavor is sour, matching smell. Low carbonation. Disappointing, as it was highly recommended by a friend I consider a reliable source. I guess I know who to give the remaining five.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty caramel, slight molasses. Reddish brown color, medium head. Deep sweetness, caramel, raisins, and a nice bitter balance. Good carbonation, medium mouth feel, malty, but cleanish finish. Very solid beer, deep flavors and satisfying.
Lowe1983 (1319) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with a tan head. Aroma is of toasted and caramel malts, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Flavors are not as strong as I was hoping. Toasted and caramel malts dominate with a hint of brown sugar. Very little lingering flavor.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden brown color. Smell of toasted bread, caramel, malt and sugar. Taste of light caramel, brown sugar, spice and malt.
voegeli (11) - Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. This is not my favorite Bock, but i have to say it was a good beer. There is a rich maltiness, with sweet brown sugar hints. The color was much lighter than I was expecting, but the flavors were all there. Overall I would say hats off to Breck.
unclemattie (3995) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Reddish-brown color, off-white head. Aroma of rich malt, fresh brownies, slight citrus leans toward the posibility of a pleasantly hoppy brew. strange sweet candy flavors, date sugar, some citrus. I’m sure this would be much better on tap. so far, not my favorite Bock. Thin body, although the flavor is a bit more full.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber/gold color with a lacking white head. It looks a little lighter than I was expecting. Aroma falls short. I get subtle hints of caramel and a tinge on citrus but I had to look hard for them. Flavor is a little on the under noted side. This could be a bit more upfront. There are hints of caramel and maybe fruit at the end. Kinda weird It is very easy to drink, just not very "full" flavored. Not bad, just not great.
LinusStick (2734) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A subpar dunkler bock. Aroma was so so. Fruit, caramel malt and iced tea. Pour was a nice dark gold with a 2 finger off white head. Taste was disappointing. Strong sugar and caramel that feels like it’s leaving behind a film in your mouth. Not much carbonation and a sweet syrupy aftertaste. Blah.