ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark reddish color with a big tan head. Very rich fruity caramel aroma and a taste that is pretty much the same. Hints of dark fruit. Full body without being oily. Fruity sweet finish, not candy like at all.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On cask at gingerman. Pours a dark body with a tan head. Aroma is we paper bag some chocolate malt. Flavor is very disappointing. Prob my least favorite from the day. Light malt but it just tasted wrong.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Listed as Vunder Bock on cask at Spuyten Duyvil. Very cloudy/muddy brew with a creamy tan head. Pretty ugly looking really. Aroma is a bit off... slightly oxidized/papery aroma along with dank wet straw and what I assume were the remnants of the original malts, which were sweet and bready. Light hazelnut aroma and a touch of mint as well. The palate is quite watery, which is unusual for cask beer. Soft herbal/minty flavour. Light acidity on the back, but there are too many flaws to really recommend this.
HoppityHop (189) - New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one last week, and again the other night, on tap at the brewery. Poured a beautiful darker brown with a lasting tan head. Flavor was of all things good in a Bock. Ssslight smokey undertone, yet for the most part this is a malty brew with enough hops to keep it from being sweet. Great mouthfeel. Very nice execution of a style most brewers don’t get.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
On cask at Blind Tiger. Ugly, murky brown pour, no head. Aroma was sorely lacking (though I may blame that partly on the mug they served this to me in... wtf?). A little bit of sweet veggies and flowers, perhaps. Flavor was a yucky mess, a conglomeration of bubblegum, brussel sprouts, and seriously like some kind of steak marinade flavor, but very thin all across the board. Very drinkable I guess, but why would you want to drink it? Not good at all.