Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a very dirty red color with a monster foamy head and lots of floaties (my bad). The aroma is quite floral, yeasty, and malty. The flavor is very yeasty, almost salt notes, some fruit sour notes, caramel, with a lingering sweetness. The palate is nice and cleansing and rich. Overall, if I had done a better job with the pour, I might have enjoyed it more.
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toffee-brown color, hazy. Large off-white head with good retention. Yeast and caramelly aroma accopmanied with some spicy hops. Fruit and spicy flavor is malty sweet. Finish is overly, almost chemically sweet and mildly medicinal.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark reddish brown with lots of big fat chunks, literally poured like milk gone quite bad, huge light tan head, aroma of burnt malt and some soapiness, flavor was lightly malty, some fruitiness, mostly bland and watery on the tongue. Quite disappointing
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Large tan frothy head with fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. No carbonation observed, very yeasty, hazy, and a light brown hue. Malty, caramel, fruity, sweet, and some spicy notes for the aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty, caramel, alcohol, and a little smokiness. Smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied bock with sparse lacing.
thedm (5006) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of foamy light brown colored finely sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a very good lacing and a hazy semi-opaque dark brown colored yeasty body. The aroma was mostly caramel malts while the palate was smooth with a mild hop bite in the finish with a good amount of caramel malt flavor mixed in with the malt in tasty vinous well liked flavor.
PorterPounder (5959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red fading to brown appearance with lovely bubble action. Frothy, very thick mocha colored head with thick lacing. Has a bit of Christmasy spice aroma to it with some underlying fruit - perhaps dates or raisins. Excellent thick mouthfeel. Flavor has some smoky sweetness to it - kind of like sweet bar-b-que sauce. Slight hint of chocolate and perhaps cherries. Stays strong to the finish. A most drinakable and delectable little bock.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light cloudy brown. Nose malty, a bit sweet, bit of sourness. Flavor is surprisingly sour, some fruity cherries, then lots of more traditionally bready bock malts, a bit sweet at the end.
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dirty hazy brown color, sweet malty nose. Same on taste with rye tones. Very intense. Ok but not that thrilling.
pivo (2621) - GERMANY - JUL 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a large head. Malty doughy nose with some berry. Hazy brown color. Some syrup and toffee. Grainy and a little a nutty. Dry gritty end. Thinish. Interesting, raw and rough around the edge. Worth a try.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to clarkvv for this beer: pours a dark red/brown that is hazy with lots of yeast particles. Aroma: fruity, wood, earth, honey, yeast. Tastes excellent for a total lack of hops - honey, yeast, caramel malt, fruit, some spice, sweet but not too much sweetness. I enjoyed the nose on this beer more than the taste, but it opened my eyes to how good beer can be without hops.