deyholla (8848) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery during the 5th anniversary party. (Listed as ’Sparkbock’ on brewery list, typo?) Poured a hazy amber red with a near white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma had notes of sweet earthy grains with a bit of oak and biscuit. Flavor was sweeter with biscuit and sweet grains coming through with a dry oak finish.
JStax (4103) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewery. Appearance is a dark amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel and malts. Taste follows suit as the primary taste is caramel. Medium bodied.
Dogbrick (9996) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. This brew is a clear reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Caramel malt aroma with some dark fruity notes. Medium body with a strong malt base and flavors of caramel, dark fruit and chocolate. The finish is malty with a slight booze and fig character and a sweet finish. Above average overall.
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparbock 8% abv. Clear amber color. Big malty sweetbread, brown sugar aromas. Medium body with soft carbonation. Decent flavor is brown sugar, with sour brown malts, mild toasted caramel.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet vanilla and brown sugar, dark malts, chocolate, roasted notes. Finishes with a hint of cocktail napkin.
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on tap during brew week. I thought this one was pretty solid. It was pretty easy to drink and had a solid malty, caramel, and light roastiness to it. Solid beer.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, at the pub. Dark, with a thin tan head. Very malty aroma, with caramel and toffee. Medium body and a bit sweet. Lots of caramel in there as well. Finishes well. A fitting tribute to Jon.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, Ohio brew week. Pours brown with a soapy off white colored head. Aroma is caramel. Flavor is caramel, perhaps some nuttiness. Palate is light bodied and watery, medium carbonation, finishes slightly sweet. Not very good.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours brown with a slight offwhite head. Aromas of caramel and chocolate as well as some burnt malt. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, alcohol, nuts, and some ash. Palate is smooth with average carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.