argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(PPSG09, 22oz bottle, thanks goldtwins) Small off-white head atop clear dark copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bread, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some spice, bread, raisin. Medium body, some stickiness, undercarbonated.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Deep brown beer. Aroma is very clean. Light sweet malt, toasted grain, a touch of plum. Light bitterness initially, but then finishes with a lingering toffee/caramel sweetness. A touch of light wheatiness. Well-made bock.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed deep bronze hued body with a large and retentive off-white head. Good lace. Aromas of dark fruit, fig and chocolate from a distance. Closer inspection reveals buckwheat honey, melanoidins, toasty, chocolate, earthy, bready, biscuity, saltine crackers. Multigrain loaf. Clean yeast wise. Moderately bitter. Bready, biscuity, chocolate, earthy, mild roast edge, anise. Medium melanoidins. Earthy, a bit nutty (nut shells). Light fruit (fig/date). A bit too much bitterness/roast. Clean otherwise. Medium to medium high carbonation, medium bodied with a dry finish. Good.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 bottle.
brown body with a rich tan head.
toasted grains, burnt cracker edges.
toffee / caramel / cola.
medium-sweet, toasty, snappy, crisp.
frothy and creamy carbonation.
soft and delicate malt texture.
lightly ashy and minerallic.
very similar to what I remember of the Dunkel.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, a little rusty, moderate frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Pale dark pitted
fruit and dark breadiness on the nose.   Smooth breadiness up front, a little dark pitted fruit and caramel.
Pretty good overall, and clean.   Body and mouthfeel are both moderate.   This was a bit bigger than your
average Bock, almost like a light Dunkle Doppelbock or something.   Very smooth, clean, and well balanced.
after4ever (5856) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Thanks bob! Pours a crystal clear dark brown. Big sudsy tan head. Lovely brown bread and dried leaves on the nose. Watery body with pleasantly understated carb. Toast, brown bread, and caramel on the mid palate.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is chocolatey, roasty, with light caramel and earthy hops as well. Pours dark brown, great head and lace, nice reddish undertones. Roasted malts, a touch of coffee, chocolate, light sweetness to balance, earthy bitterness in the finish. Clean finish, nice dryness, medium bodied well made lager. Nice.
douglas88 (5471) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to BVC. Pours a brown color with a medium white head. A sweet caramel, smoke and earthy nose. The flavor is very nice; sweet toasted malts, caramel, light smoke, mushrooms, sweet and rich. Nice.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Mahogany with a light foam. Aroma is more sour than malt. Thin warm brown grain flavour. Like a light wort. Not interesting.
Strykzone (4386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. This looks like a cola including bubbles that stick to the side of the glass. It is mostly clear and has gazillions of bubbles floating up. A sweet fruity nose that also has yeast and cocoa. It is nice and I wish it were a little bigger. Interesting that bitter hops are the first thing tasted, or is that anise? Maybe both. Cocoa notes are nice and add softness. The fruit is tasted but is not as big as in the aroma. Midglass this got a bit boozy but that faded. The chocolate grew at the finish. After turkey and gravy from a post Thanksgiving dinner this worked nicely.