GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
dark pour from a bottle. malty aroma with some caramel shining through. malt taste with some slight roast coming through. not too enthused about this one.
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt and alcohol aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Chocolate and coffee malt flavor. Light alcohol finish. Nice easy drinking beer.
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours darkish brown/black with off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, some dark fruit. Taste is pretty bland, but has nice notes of some roast and slight hops. Overall ok, but not worth trying again.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Putrid for the price from "the midwestís oldest brewery". Super overpriced. The color is a dark black, far too dark for the style considering this is not a doppelbock. Apparently this is selling like hot shit in WI these days though.
bpreo (1519) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Not bad at all, and especially fun since I was drinking it in the town it was brewed in.
After having another round of this beer a few months later, I was even more impressed. Good job!
dekester1 (309) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Minhaus tapper was nice and dark with a light fading head. Aroma of roasted malts. A rather good body on the palate with a taste of slight sweet malts and a light hop backside. Overall a nice classic bock.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber color with a very thin off white head. light aroma of hops with a hint of caramel. Flavor is slightly fruity with traces of plums and raisins for an overall tangy taste with a hint of toffee.
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Baumgartnerís in Monroe, Wisconsin. Dark brown, not quite opaque with a thin whispy off-white head. Light malty aroma and a similar flavor with a nutty finish, a non descropt light bodied bock.
pkbites (674) - 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 (1132) - 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..)