daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish pour. Light head. Malty aroma and flavor. A bit sweet and bready. A few spices on the tongue as well. Interesting but not great.
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to dmschefke. Pours a cloudy orange light brown color with a small white head. Aroma was raisiny and malty with a light hop profile. Flavor had some raisin and bread flavor. A unique flavor.
jsquire (4039) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flat orange amber color with a modest off white head. Strong nose of alcohol, fermenting orange peels and melted caramel. Brown sugar and molasses sweetness with some raisen bread and roasted malts. There is a honey thickness to this and the sweet flavors really seem disjointed in this messy beer.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Dark orange pour with a white head that quickly dissipates. Some orange peel in the nose, not terribly aromatic. Body is exquisite! Palate is soaked in crisp caramel malt which evolves in the mouth to a raisin feel, finishing with strong honey and citrus fruit hop presence. Palate is perfectly carbonated, mouth coating but not too coy or overwhelming. Many domestic breweries could do their customers a service by looking to this beer for some notes on making dunkler bock, it is simply lacking many traits I (often) find horrid in the style.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle: Light-copper color. Little to no-head. Aroma of malt and some caramel. Very watery initial taste, eventually some caramel and roasted malt make their way. Slightly hoppy and dry finish. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. Not bad, but not very interesting either.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle: I found this single in a small bottle shop in Roscommon, MI over the summer. It has been in the back of the fridge, so hopefully it has held up. Pous a clear amber, almost red, with a pillowing head that settles and remains throughout the beer. The nose is really light and hard to pick apart. Some garbled rye-like note lays atop a soft punch of sugary sweetness. The body opens up slightly more, displaying a broader range of caramel malts. Drinks easy enough, but there just anything here to keep me interesting. A bland bock indeed.
heemer77 (5234) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber body that has some copper tints. The thin off white head is lightly khaki and yellow. The aroma has some light notes of plums and bread. There is some caramel. The taste has some light notes of iced tea and caramel. Very sweet, this is pretty good for a bock brew. However, it is just too sweet overall for my taste.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Aroma is toasted caramel malt, toffee and earthy hops. Pours transparent red-brown with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is sticky and smooth. A good example of the style and an overall good brew. I like it when a random single turns into a winner. Keep it up guys.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of bready malts and some caramel. Flavor of sweet toasted malts. Full bodied. Thanks Dogbrick.
Tmoney99 (12991) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured clear dark brown with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Solid balanced toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Moderate balanced smooth flavor with a medium sweet malty finish of average duration. My expectations were met.