jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sampled at the Manitou Craft Lager Festival 8/14/11). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Moderate bready malt aroma and flavor, with light sweet caramel. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ 2011 Craft Lager Fest. Medium clear copper, faint head. Aroma of toasted cereal malts, toasted bread, and a freshly made tortilla from Mexico. Tasted of roasted caramel, burnt toast, and some rye. Very smooth and velvety, but almost too much so. Off-tasting finish. Almost pretty good.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted at 2010 Craft Lager Festival in Manitou Springs. Dark amber with a thin off-white head. Caramel and chestnut aroma, flavors matching with a hint of hop resin at the finish. Thin and slightly watery, but this was tasted right after a big doppelbock, so that might explain the discrepancy in body.
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
tap. copper/amber pour. sweet malty, floral aroma. funky. more floral than the amber but it seems almost like the same beer. not a good bock.
Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, caramel), with a strong note of diacetyl, note of bubble gum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Wow. Quite a study in diacetyl.