pkbites (635) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beautiful cola brown w/beige head that doesnít last. Much too sweet for a bock, and much too weak alcohol wise for a bock. Iíve had worse, but Iíve had much better. Too sweet. Like molasses. Try itm but donít expect too much. Itís middle of the road as far as bocks go.
Onslow (1076) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Twelve pack from some Indiana liquor store. Deep dark pour from a 12 oz bottle. Light aroma dominated by roasted malt. Good flavor dominated by toasted, roasted malts. Not sweet, which is a plus. Not much to the finish though, and a rather thin palate. Itís nice to see this - gone are the days when Pabst, Strohís, and even Miller turned out bock beers in the spring. Nice to see one die hard sticking with tradition (even if its fall and not spring..)
MadIndian (2278) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gift from my Wisconsin hook up. Thanks Jamie. I like Bocks. Brown pour looked good. Some burt dark malt, I like that. Mild bitter finish. It was ok.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall, not terrible, but it is quite watery for the style with a big hint of metal and minerals.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a scant beige head. Aromas of tea, nut, and banana. Malty flavor, mostly resinous, slightly sweet, nut and tea are very much there, sweetness comes in the form of a slight caramel element and a bit of banana. The banana seems out of place here. Finishes with a husky grain finish. Flavorful but a bit of a mess. Medium body,
drpimento (2083) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yack! Iíve had this lots over the years, but this time it got a major problem with butterscotch. Iíll try to get around it, but it ainít easy. Served with a medium sized, off-white head and some lace. Color is a nice, not quite clear brown with dark red highlights. Aroma smacks me down wth that butterscotch - ugh. But, somewhere in there is some malt and a little chocolate, good malt. Flavor is BUTTERSCOTCH - BLAAAHH. Canít finish it. Draft lines are clean here too. No more, pleeeeze!
nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep red-brown color with a big off white head. The aroma is sweet and malty and gets odder the further into the beer you get. Definitely a budget beer, a little thin on the palate. That being said, the taste isnít half bad, considering some of the other trash that Minhas puts out. Somewhat shwarzy, somewhat dunkle-like. Never threatening world class qualities, this is way below par for the style, somewhat approaching acceptability.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the Old Fashioned restaurant in downtown Madison, Wisconsin as ’Old Fashioned House Brew.’ Pours a clear dark cola brown brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates nearly clean. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some caramel, a touch of corn and a hint of grassy hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of roasted dark malt, some figs and a touch of caramel. Finish is slightly metallic with a quick crisp aftertaste.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark dark redish brown with a cream colored average head. Sweet malt nose. Caramel, light toast, some fruit. Light astringency and some slight cream. Creamy CO2 filled body, but not tons of viscosity. Fruity murky flavor. Earthy, astringent toast. A bit sweet, but not really malty or creamy as in the flavor. Let down after the first sip.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not sure why I haven’t had this before. Something tells me i might have. Eitherway, last night I enjoyed $6 pitchers of this pretty decent beer. Pours a dark black colour with a small tan head. Aroma is pleasent, dark roasted malts, caramel and burnt toast. Taste is slightly metallicy eitherwise light but filling. coffee, raisins and plums.