VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep vinous, brown sugar, and fig notes. Brownish orange color with a deep ruby hue. Small head. Rich malt, sugar plums, some chocolate, mild hop bitterness, minimal hop flavor, warming alcohol cuts through and balances things out. Mild effervescence, medium body, full mouth feel, finishes with pepper and caramel, alcohol warmth lasts. A solid clean malty Bock, dark fruit notes add a level of sophistication, nice beer.
onceblind (3539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber with a creamy lasting white head. Nice bock aroma of earthy biscuit grains and the subtlest leafy hop twang. Taste was nice and sweet and full, with some biscuity grains, subtle caramel sweetness, cracker malt, and a semi-dry lager-yeast finish. Pretty dang swell.
bhensonb (10184) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours clear dark copper with a creamy/fizzy beige head. Aromas of darker roast malt with notes of medium dark fruit. Approaching medium body. Flavor is definitely roast, definitely with fruit, and I can’t help thinking I’m tasting a little pineapple. Plus some lighter pitted fruits. Very nice drink. Finishes balanced and verging upon bitter.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 7/2/10). Clear amber color. Small off white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Flavor of the same, with light toast. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.
drjay44 (2442) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler at Brewers Rendezvous 7/9/11. Pours a medium white head, over a clear amber (SRM 7-8) body.....nose is cereal, malt.....taste is cereal, malt, with a hint of toffee/caramel sweetness....mouth feel light, carbonation low. This is a drinkable light beer with the alcohol well hidden. It is neither complex nor particularly interesting in either aroma or flavor. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010
Floral aroma. Bronze coloured and initially a little sweet on the palate. Malty with a hint of dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy dark red appearance with a red-colored head. Sweet amber malty nose with a sizable Bock aroma. Flavor is a pretty basic sweet amber malty body with a light to medium Bock flavor. Not super exciting and overall slightly above average.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. Pours deep clear reddish hue with pretty much no head. Aroma is sweet bubblegum, with a faint macro staleness, cotton candy. Flavor is sweet and sugary malt, with a some what stale, budweiser like finish. Average palate I guess. I really wanted to like this beer, but I guess I have to face reality - its obviously flawed. If you put this in a 40 and called it malt liquor it might be alot better. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is straight up bad, but will say its flawed. Drinkable, but will not purchase again.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy light tan head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is sweet malt (grain, caramel, biscuit), no hops, clean lager yeast with dried fruit notes. Flavor is malty, light bitterness, clean lager character and sweet. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (8840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, molasses, prunes and raisins. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, molasses and dark fruit with a smooth lingering carmel finish.