BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 [bottle] Pours a brownish color, with a thick, long lasting head. Flavors are nice, dark malts, caramel sweetness and a touch of coffee. Alcohol content is well hidden. Finishes malty, somewhat sweet and smooth.
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a spicy tasting, top fermented bock that pours a reddish brown with a dense tan head. It’s got a sharp caramel nose accompanied by a peppery scent from the rye. A bit of alcohol drifts through, too. It’s quite light and very spritzy in the mouth. The flavor is caramel, charcoal, pepper, some apple, and alcohol. Finishing on a warm, sweet, spicy note, this makes an enjoyable, if gassy, drinking experience.
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JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly ordinary bock that isn’t up to the standards of Salvator or Optimator, but more successful than the attempts of many micro brewers. Caramel colored. Standard flavor of a bock, with more caramel and sugar.
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (300ml). Poured murky deep reddish-brown with a massive tan foamy-pillowy head, huge sheets of white sediment. Very nice sour fruit/cider/wine aroma, waves of funky yeast, very grainy, a bit of caramel malt and lactose. Taste is oddly caramelized, burnt fruit, alcohol, but mostly fermented grain - I like it a lot. Mouthfeel acidic, decent body, noticeable alcohol - very nice, good cold weather brew, although that’s probably the most sediment I’ve ever seen in a beer..
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown earthy dirt like color. Lots of ginger and cinnaman in the aroma. Irony bloody sour ffeel to the body, kind a has a dirt vibe too.
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle conditioned (?) A very good top fermented bokbier, opaque ruby red. There is a burnt taste to it that seems to fit quite nicely. Glad I stumble accross this in the supermarket. :)
Quinten (1049) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strange taste like burnd wood, dark color, very complex taste.
To complex fore me, let the lovers of thise kind do there work.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Had the 2005 version. This one is a truely nice bock. Very nice flavoured, a bit fruity but mostly very balanced bitterness. Higly enjoyable.
Rerate: Had the 2007 version, this on is certainly a lot worse, but still average. Too spicy and too much sugar.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
would have liked this better without all the floaties (floaties creep me out a bit). sort of sour and some brown sugar flavors. some carmel and red grapes and malt flavors as well. different...
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours borwn and murky with lots (and I mean lots) of floaties. Smells of caramel, and a little like a sour. Tastes tarte with some caramel and nutty undertones. Some cherry notes are present as well. Don’t know what to make of this one. Very unusual.