ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper pour, almost brown. Off white that quickly dissipates to one little "island" in the middle of the glass. Loads of toasted caramel malts on the nose. Drinking this cold was not enjoyable as once it warmed. Caramel malts up front and not as cloying once it had some time to breathe. Hints of wood and slightly roasty flavor. Slight hop spice on the finish. Overall a unique attempt, it is indeed a shame this replaced the tasgall ale.
SSSteve (3788) - - MAY 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
a cloudy brown/caramel colored beer with no head. aroma of sour apples, butter, toffee, peanut brittle. flavor is similar. not a bad bock but its a little thin and the appearance losses some points.
NachlamSie (2784) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a crystalline dark copper with a small head. The aroma is a little gummy with hints of butter, caramel, some wooden hops, maybe apples. Ample bock character is noted in the flavor, not my favorite thing. I found the finish to be a bit sticky. HInts of fig, apple, butter, light earth are present. Not really interesting. It’s a shame they sacrificed Tasgall for this.
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brawleys. Pours out a dark brown color with a white head on it. Smell is sweet and fruity, with not much else going on. The taste is really similar, with nothing much going on. Sure its drinkable, but I kind of expected more from this one. Not much to say for a beer that really doesnt offer alot.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours out a nice light bright color with a medium tan head. aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is very much the same with a lightly dry finish. over all not bad, but not something ill go for again
Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red color, White head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Smooth taste with a creamy feel that dose the taste buds right. Woody taste.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Flying Saucer (Charlotte). above average rocky off-white head into clear brown body. great lacing present. aromas of moderate malts and some oatmeal and light hops. flavor is moderately sweet and bitter throughout. watery texture. long finish duration. pretty decent to good stuff.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a dark copper with mild fluffy head. Good light mouthfeel with a malty dry finish. Like to see Higland jump on the seasonal band wagon, personally just not a huge fan of bocks. This one had a dry biter finish that was hard for me to get past, still not bad by any means.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft. golden amber with a medium frothy head. sweet malty aroma. falvor was malty, nutty and a hint of bitter. nicely carbonated .
bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice spring seasonal. Was not expecting much when I saw "Lager". But this is a very tasty Heller Bock. Nice creamy white head. Spicy, slightly nutty with just right hop flavor. This is a great spring, cool weather treat from one of the best breweries in the south.