carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2010 seattle beer fest. sweet, dark brown color with a candy caramel malty flavor.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured an amber/brown with an off white head. aroma of grains, malt, dark fruit, and plum. flavor was grains, malt, alcohol, and some bitterness.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted bread, anise, caramel, and apple. Flavor of strong maple syrup, roasted malt, caramel, raisins, anise, and toffee.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark red color with a medium head. Average head retention and fair lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light toast, banana, citrus. Taste is toasted malts, banana, faint grassy hops, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied, crisp. Fairly pleasant.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma of caramel, spice, some dark fruit. Flavor of caramel, spice, some dark roast, some dark fruit, licorice. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, pretty good!
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Round and malty nose of dark sugar and soft molassas twang with a touch of flowery wild honey. This doppelbock enters the palate on a polished and envoloping malt body that never veers towards cloying. Senses are left with sense of dark brown multigrain bread. Noble hop spice serves only to balance as a smokey sensation finishes. Carbonation gives lift but never becomes filling. A wonderful balance between old world technique and new world precision. Very clean and begging for roasted meats. 88
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for this bottle.
This beer pours a nice dark brown color. Nose is oddly metallic, possibly aluminum. Alcohol is present as well. The malt sweetness is quite nice and reminds me of a smoky cola in the taste. The lingering flavor is dark caramel and I’m enjoying how this one stays with me.
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy reddish. Sweet woody taste. Fresh and decent. Taste is very smooth. Well balanced and unobtrusive.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, nutty brown color with no head,cognac and fruit aroma, wood, slight vinous, maple sugar, raisin and bready flavor light finish with some alcohol
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfortunately I have to rate this beer on potential as the bottle I had was pretty oxidized. Poured a golden reddish color with a thin white head. Aroma was caramel, some roast, a little biscuit all hiding underneath some pennies in the mouth oxidization. Flavor was rich and full, big mouthfeel, very chewy beer. I’m amazed that it’s a Heller Bock. I would love to try a fresher bottle of this.