riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of toasted brown bread molasses a little fruity a touch of light hop presence. Dark brown pour thin head with a little staying power. Flavors of toasted brown bread light fruity sweetness a little grassy hop presence. Finishes on the dry side. Not bad.
ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 On tap at 900 F Street NW, Washington, DC. A nice winter warmer that’s a smooth drinker with a big body and loads of toasty, caramel, toffee and molasses flavors mid-palate. The finish lingers, but is well-balanced and features a hint of the 7.5% ABV. Still, I was disappointed with the aroma experience, the short-lived head retention and absence of any glass lacing, all of which I found detracted from the impressive taste experience.
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Wittales (633) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance was clear reddish caramel with diminishing creamy off white 1 finger head, spooty lacing. Aromas are sweet pils, caramel, dark malts with honey, toffee, deep fruits, no alcohol nose. Taste are dark fruits of raisin, fig, date, honey, toffee and spice, alcohol hidden well. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with meduim body, then average length malty sweet clean finish. A decent rich sweet Bock.
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Gordon Biersch in the Washington Reagan National Airport. Clear deep amber pour with a small foamy cream-colored head. Malty aroma and taste - with a pretty dry finish. Just okay.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big rich nose - caramel, deep savory smells. Taste was a little savory w/some soy and HUGE astringency on the end. Was so lingering that it over powered. Wasn’t bad, but not great.
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What I liked best was the presentation: it looked like a good beer. The flavor reminded me of a Dove bar. It was pleasant and filling and very lightly hopped much like a porter.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth malty aromas with notes of toffee and caramel. Deep brown with a dense beige head. Sweet malty notes. Smooth with a sweet finish.
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Tribeca tavern Cary. Ok aroma sweet. Malty. Nutty caramel. Dark orange brown color ok head and lace. Sweet flavor. Light body creamy smooth mouthfeel sweet slightly bitter finish. Kind of nice. Good on the malty side of things nothing great, but solid offering as usual with GB.
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a bready aroma. There is a toasty chocolate and treacle flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.
Landmonger (156) - USA - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a nice crimson brown color, thin fhead with minor lacing, aroma is of malt, with medium carbonation, taste of coffee, roasty, mix of bitter and sweetness with easily noticeable warth of the alcohol going down