esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 On tap at the Old Fashioned as Old Fashioned House Brew. Dark brown with a creamy tan head and some lacing. Aroma of toffee, malt and light fruit and nuts. Taste of malt, toffee, light chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. The Old Fashioned should pick a different house brew…
Deep amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, sweet malts and Lake Michigan (fish). Light on taste and lacking any substance this is a run of the mill bock. Finishes with a peppery finish that leads way to a mouth pursing dry aftertaste.
doubelknv3 (1059) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reddish-brown, clear, with thin head. Mild malt Carmel aroma. Carmel malt and mild hop finish. Bitter lingering finish.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 3/28/08. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark bronze hue. Finger width of khaki colored head. Sweet malt aromas. Notes of cinnamon and sweet breads. Medium bodied and malt driven. Smooth and easy. Touch dry in the finish. Nice dark bready flavor. Mild effervescence and slight hops. Touch cocoa pops up somewhere in the middle of the palate. Nice session, inexpensive and high drinkability.
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Baumgartner’s in Monroe. Dark clear rusty red color. Tangy scotch ale smells and flavors along with some plastic malts and cheap adjunct goodness. Twangy, tangy, simple and lightly rough on the tongue from the malt (husky). Simple, wet, common stuff here.
screigh (533) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown like a cola with hints of red in it. Off white head that quickly disappeared and no lacing. Aroma is yeasty, sweet and smells somewhat cheap like a Pabst. Taste is smooth, a little roasty and even a hint of chocolate in the finish. Thin mouthfeel.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2oz bottle. pours garnet ruby brown with little if any head. armoa is sweet and a little sterile. hints of caramel and a touch of hops on the finish. smooth and full bodied. a little over carbonated. caramel sweetness and toffee fade into a chocolatey finish. not bad for 8.99 a twelve pack. rather drink this than amber bock.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this one bottled in Rockford, Illinois. Poured a dark red with a bubbly, white head. I liked this one. It was complex and sweet, creamy and malty. Pretty good.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint glass from a bottle. Disappointing. Dark brown pour with a fizzy but thin head. Heavy on the malt, but also heavy on the alcohol-aftertaste. Not something I’d do again.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber brown with about a finger of white head. Aroma is kind of skunky like certain pale lagers, but with some malt and hop smells as well. You can definitely taste caramel, and a tiny bit of roastiness. Overall, an ok beer, but not bad at all for the price.
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium brown, with a red tint, and a small sized off white head. Aromas on the soft side and included caramel, toffee, roast and bready. Tastes of caramel, some dark fruits, and roast. Body was thin. For me, this one was just all around too thin and weak.