hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Widmer Brothers BC, Portland, OR. Tan head that was mostly lasting, minimal amount of lacing, transparent, no visible carbonation, and an orange hue. Nose was malty, roasty, lightly hoppy, and doughy. Flavor was chewy, malty and lightly hoppy. Smooth mouthfeel and medium body. Well balanced, quaffable and a brew that I would have again.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the OBF 2007. Good malty bock with a destinct NW hopping, not citrusy, but hoppy and bitter for a bock. Still the malts were the focus, good bready character with a light honey malt flavor. Fairly light on the palate, but then again with pouring from the taps, to the pitcher, to the glass by someone that has probably never poured a beer before can do that to a beer. Nice beer, another great addition to the collaborator lineup.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 This draft brew from the brewery restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated golden brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was malty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and was sweet with a mild bock like finish. A decent one that I would consider buying again. This beer was later tasted at the Oregon Brewers Festival as the Collaborator Rawkin Bock.