ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Served a clear copper-orange color with a thin finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich caramel malts with a touch of roasted character, some lager yeast, and a touch of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet and lightly roasted malt with a touch of bread and a bit of lager yeast. Through the middle, some more rich malt character comes through alongside some grain. The finish is a mix of lingering sweet and toasted malt with some lager esters.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a crisp and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good balanced bock. Maybe a touch sweet, but the overall malt flavor is very nice.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Caramel and light fruity aroma. Plum/dried fruit flavor with caramel and light earth. Medium bodied. Plum/dried fruit lingers with caramel, light earth, and light mineral notes.