Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of 11026. Clear mahogany, minimal head, spotty lacing. Plenty of caramel/toffee up front, faint alcohol in the background. Flavor again huge caramel and toffee, not much else. 1 dimensional, but not cloying at all, easy drink. Nice medium-full mouthfeel. Decent overall.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little smokiness in the aroma. A nice lager taste, a little bit of caramel hints. Sweet, but certainly some good tasty stuff.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma is of cola, molasses, alcohol, and nuts. It pours a transparent bright reddish-brown with a minimal off-white head that quickly becomes a ring around the edges of the glass. The flaovr starts with molasses, maple syrup, and fruit. the finish has some mild grassy bitterness. Minimal carbonation in the mouthfeel.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from West Vail Liquors. I like this brewery a lot but probably the weakest of their beers Iíve tried. Some spicy and caramel notes in the nose with a touch of treacle too. Malty backbone, creamy and sweetish. Smooth as you like. Little bitterness but some lasting tang. Ok but not a repeat buy.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber/ruddy brown body with just a wisp of bubbles in the center. Nose-very nice, spicy, cinammon, woody, honey, medium malts. Taste-cereal, light molasses, honey, medium restrained sweetness, very cheap light stale coffee, brandy/sherry, a sort of fruit sweetness that I canít place. All in all, not bad at all, but nothing overly special.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF-on tap-pours a light tan head with brown color. Taste is dark malt-sweet.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of kenb. Low intensity malt aroma has caramel and very faint chocolate notes. Very baked sweet bread smelling with a whiff of spice and perfumey alcohol. If the intensity were a little higher this could smell real good. the body is a ruddy brown to full brown in darker light and holds a diminishing pinky sized tan head. Mostly just malty fore has little other flavor save some mild alcohol heat and very faint stewed fruit notes. Not even overly sweet just mostly low key. Enjoyable enough, but far from great.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I blame Walt for this not being perfect. He was in Denver when I bought it and thus potentially infected it, but far more likely that he infected me. Despite this accusation I find Deschutes to be not guilty of the charge. It was and I presume is a fairly decent beer, but the malty sweetness just went a bit TOO far and threw off the whole.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gorgeous mahogany amber bodied brew with a pleasing malt flavor w. candi underlining and some smokiness. Decent, but not cloying, candi malt flavor. Very well balanced. Would consider this more akin to a winter warmer than a bock on tasting alone.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[GABF, Denver Co - 2006]
Dark brown in color with a rich malty flavor. This had a lot of great spices and subtle hops flavors this was a great beer. Canít wait to drink more this fall and winter.