PhillyBeer2112 (2546) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wichita: No way this is a bock - it almost defines the style of American Dark! Garnet color, light on body and effervescence. Mild caramel aroma, with a touch of cocoa. Flavor much the same, with the malts lightly astringent leaving a sense of tartness, with a bitter finish that seems a bit too much compared to the weaker malt flavors.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap: Pours a dark brown color. Sweet aromas, malts, caramel. The tastes were very sweet. Almost too sweet. The tastes were of brown sugar, molases, caramel, crisp crystal malts, but like Indra said before me ... in a little bit of a nondiscript way . Nothing special. I felt there was some alcohol taste in there as well.
Indra (2662) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Kansas City, KS location. 20oz. draught. Relatively faint but predominantly sweet and sugary aroma, slight hints of breadiness, roasty malts, dark caramel, tea leaves and a vague hint of fruit. Medium-dark red-brown color with a thin, fine head. Flavor is malty and sweet as well, but somehow in a very nondescript and general sort of way. There is also some light hop bitterness and herbal flavor up front, fading away and seeing some apple, raisin and nut qualities emerge, but finishes up with a blend of this and a weak, dark sugary component. Lingering aftertaste is somewhat strange and unpleasant, like lightly burnt fruit mixed with saccharine. Certainly is not the most impressively constructed beer Iíve experienced. Mouthfeel is fairly thin and lightly carbonated, body is medium. I canít recommend this.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overly sweet with a weird burnt brown sugar flavor, some dried fruits, I guess...VERY thin and watery...Toffee is probably the predominant flavor, but disappointing.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ GTMW. Clear ruby brown in color with a sheet of wispy grey for the head. Aroma characterizes this as a barnyard bock, drawing out peat, hay, caramel, toffee and unsweetened chocolate. Served way to cold. Some cocoa powder in the flavor thatís interrupted by a crisp palate sweep. Some chocolate toffee characteristics when all is said and done. Fairly blahzee for a bock.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the tap in Wichita, KS, this beer was reddish amber in color, sparklingly clear and had a small off-white head that lasted well and left good lacing. There was almost no detectable aroma but persistence finally uncovered a very slight earthy malt aroma. The texture was watery and body very light. The carbonation was also light. It started off with an earthy, slightly sweet malt flavor that faded quickly. the finish was short and somewhat watery.
drywallman (334) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark red with rich sugary taste and maybe toffee. A slight hop hint. Still a thinner beer than expected.
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
At the Lincoln NE restaurant ... Reddish hue. Cooked brown sugar with a vague caramel tone. Odd tart finish. Very thin body. Unfortunately, this was the best they had to offer. At least the food was good.
Ernest (6353) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, GABF 2003.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, caramel), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of smoke and alcohol.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Cedar Rapids location. They called this a Mai Bock. Seemed appropriate for that style. Body is a dark amber with no head. The nose is malty with cherries. The taste is peanuts and apples. A nice change of pace for a Mai bock. It is just dry enough to make it very drinkable.