Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From lithy via trade. Poured clear and dark copper with a short, white to off-white head. Minimal lacing. The aroma was malty, lightly spicy and a touch nutty. The flavor followed suit with some metallic notes towards the end. Thin mouthfeel and highly carbonated.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber red, beige, dirty white, rocky head. Aroma is some grassy, herbal spiciness, typical bread, toast and caramel. Taste is buttery caramel, toasty with a good grassy hop bite in the finish.
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber to nearly gold colored brew with a thin off white head. The nose is sweet and grainy with hints of caramel and fall leaves. There is a little hint of bologna. The taste is largely cereal grains with a hint of caramel. There is a dry finish to this brew. Overall, not bad, it’s just a little light. This Rocktoberfest does not rock.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel malts with some graininess. Body has good fullness and sweetness throughout with a touch of noble bittering hops before a drier bittersweet finish. A good attempt at the style, but could be a little smoother and more balanced.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells malty and sweet. Tastes biscuity with a nice breaddy finish.
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Orange with a small white head. Aroma is basically malty and the taste is as well. Maybe a little caramel. Not very interesting.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
2008 GABF. Clear amber orange. Malt acentuated aroma and flavor. Rather grainy octoberfest/marzen with touch of roastyness.
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Smell is malts, caramels, but not too much. Look is amber to red in color thin sized head. Taste is malty, caramel, and maybe some nuts.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz last of my trade with BMan1113VR. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet light and malty. Taste is ok, bit of caramel here and there, just ok, not amazing, not terrible.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malt, and grain. Flavor of nuts, caramel, and toasted malt with a moderately dry finish.