dougbauerns (3) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly sweet with a touch of hoppy bitterness. A lot of debris in the beer. Mild to medium carbonation. Taste is sweet up front but finishes slightly bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt bomb. Candi sugar on nose. More of the same on palate. So malty and just not enough hops to add balance.
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber to pint glass. Copper pour, with limited and quickly dissipating head. OK beer, way, way too sweet and malty. Not enough bitter/yeast flavor to balance. Worth a try for the price (@$5/bomber), but won’t buy again.
olr1984 (1285) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle thanks to ghostface. 22oz bomber Pours amber with off white head. Sweet malt taste.
madvike (3086) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Deep amber pour with a soapy tan head. Nose is grainy malt, lightly soured and yeasty, with some alcohol heat lurking beneath. Not much in the way of hops, and has a sugary sweetness to it. Taste is...whoa, daddy...pretty sweet. Tastes like candi sugar and dry, bready malt. Astringent booziness and butterscotch in the finish. Not really smooth, but I feel like several months in the cellar let this come together a bit based on some of the other reviews. Still--disjointed. Feels a bit like a headache in a bottle, what with the ABV and the residual sharpness of it all. Feels smooth in the mouth, though slick and a bit watery. Very weird beer, and not one I’d like to re-visit.
islay (1462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 3-29-13. Scents of grape, cherry, chocolate, carob, lemon, muffin, caramel, sweet white wine, and taffy. I wish the smell were stronger and less ordinary. Pours a clear, copper-brass. Bright and attractive. Effervescent. Small amount of beige head. Produces some lacing. Fruity taste features sugar, white grape juice, red apple, orange, and caramel flavors. Begins sweet – excessively so, in fact, though otherwise enjoyable – but a matzo-like dryness emerges upon multiple sips. Dry finish and light dry aftertaste. Medium to full body. Smooth and lively in the palate. A solid beer overall but one that seems like it could and should be more noteworthy.
crossovert (9063) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitting this against a NB Hoppy Bock in a side by side. This one is a darker one with a deep amber pour, definitely not as stunning in the appearance. The smell is also entirely different. This one s sweet and candy-like. Smells like fruitcake and rum with a bit of fermented berry. The flavor is also sweet and candylike, it has a certain tartness to it and very distinct malt tones that are almost honey or marzipan-like. It isn’t super hoppy as you would expect. Its like a cheap Czech high-alcohol version of the style. Overall the NB totallt outclasses this one. A dud from capital.
ccex (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle (from Treasure Island Foods) pours a dark amber/copper color with small disappearing off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is full of caramel, brown sugar, honey, and molasses - a sweet malt bomb. Taste is sweet with hardly any hops presence and a bit of booze in the finish. Body is medium with slight carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. I’ve had some very good beers from Capital, but this is definitely not one of them. Needs more balance.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this medium to dark style bock brew. Had on tap at Mickey’s Tavern in Madison Wisconsin in a pint glass. Pours medium to dark brown with a stiff fizziness and a nice brown sugar note. Great brew!
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured fiery orange with a short, dense beige head. The aroma picked up lots of warm honey and related, kind of adjuncty sugars.. some leafy accents, but just too many sugars. The flavor found honey, molasses, and a little maple sweetness at the core, with earthy hops and a bit of peppery alcohol around.. finished sweet with a kick of alcohol warmth. Medium-bodied and too sweet on the palate.. messy and not very cohesive.