KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light tan frothy head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film with a medium collar and had good sticky lacing.
The aroma was of sweet bread malts and a doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit (raisons) and a healthy nutty scent.
The taste was extremely malty with a bold toffee sweetness along with a hint of dark fruit from the get go, progressing slightly with a mild bitterness and a smooth bitter nutty ending. The flavor was average in duration with the nutty bitter taste left behind to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with a dry, oily texture and a carbonation that was a little more than mild in intensity.
Overall this was a malty sweet brew with a bold taste of toffee and a nice nutty ending...
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear beautiful amber under a tight foamy light beige head. Sweet nutty and doughy aroma with a slight tree fruit tone about. Earthy biscuity flavor with a lagered cereal grain flavor and a slightly grassy finish.
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a nice amber glow and very little head. Aroma is sweet with heavy hints of dark fruit and caramel malt. Taste is very smooth again with heavy emphasis on the dark fruit character. the sweet malts are also their with caramel nutty toffee flavor.
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt/biscuit, caramel, & fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, dark fruit, and some spice; Fairly well balanced; Decent.
Concealer (755) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Clear reddish amber with a frothy beige head that lasts on the sides. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, toffee and toasted malt. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, and dark fruit with some toasted malt on the end. Medium bodied. Lingering fruit flavors.
Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like this. Itís not the best every but certainly good. There are a lot of solid things going on here: aroma has a rich malt and toffee character, the taste is toffee sweet and balanced, and the finish is good too. Iím usually not a big fan of Fort Collins Brewery stuff but this one is pretty good.
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Lost Dog in Mclean VA. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Subdued flavors of our spices and toffee. Bitter finish.
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99 (6/2011, notes). Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is fruity and floral with quite a bit of caramel candy like sweetness. The flavor opens fruity, lightly floral with sweet caramel. The finish is almost non existent. Mild bitterness to the finish. This is a tick.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
6/07/2011: Fort Collins Maibock... Aroma: Candy-like malt and slightly orangy. Appearance: Transparent orange-gold color; thin veil of the top surface. Flavor: Toasted malts; slightly grainy; too much sweetness; hibiscus-like; mild/suggestions of leafy hops. Palate: Medium-bodied; average. Overall: Blah. Dull! Typdical FCB...
1 pt 6 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #425 for this beer.
Cybercat (3276) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear and rather bubbly chestnut with a nice fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma has caramel, sweet malt and subtle woody notes. Flavor has a woody core that supports caramel, malty, cinnamon and bready tones. Firm, smooth texture has good fizz and leaves a tasty, cinnamon-toast finish. Get this goat!
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Deeper gold than the helles bock. Nose shows rich malts and toast, earthy with a cocoa hint. On tasting, much drier and cleaner than its companion. Drying finish. Still medium sweet overall but nice malt backbone and bitter enough to balance.