nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma has malted grains and some grassy hops. The appearance is golden with a medium head. The flavor is malt with nothing else except alcohol. There is very little bitterness. The palate is thin. The aftertaste has some paper in it. This is a bland beer with very little character.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (BB Jan 07). Sweet with some boiled sugar not much malt or hop. This wasnt that great but was quite drinkable. If anything I could have done with more overt alcohol presence to anaesthetise my tongue after trying a couple of sips of Karmi Poema de Caffe.
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is a bit corny. Pale golden color with a foamy white head. Starts with a spicy sweetness. Then a more than slightly phenolic note. Maybe more than slight as it persists. The finish is sweetness with the phenolic (itís in some medicines) characteristic. This could come from wood products, but itís not "natural". Maybe itís a phenolic resin.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I found a four pack of this at Benz Beverage in Cedar Rapids, IA. The beer poured with a medium gold body and an offwhite long lasting head. The aroma has some strange menthol and medicinal notes. There is also a little bit of carrots. The taste has some medicine along with some almonds and a noticeable alcohol kick. The body is fairly thick. This is a typical strong lager.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canít believe itís classified as bock here - it looks and tastes like a Euro strong lager, and in Poland thereís plenty of that. Looks good, with thick and lasting head - but it still has a pale colour! Full bodied. A bit too alcoholic, amybe too sweet. Stll nice as far as the style is concerned.
PorterPounder (5538) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Las Vegas, Nv. - Leeís Discount Liquors, 12 oz bottle. Light golden pour, with a thin, slightly soapy white head. Aroma is boozy with some corn accents. Flavor has some of the same corn notes with a lot of yeast floating around in the back end. Boozy taste and feel. Mouthfeel is slightly thin. Not one of the better bocks out there.
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 Bottle. Crystal clear golden color with white head. Malty caramel like aroma with toffee and a brief hint of hops. Flavor is sweet sweet malts balanced by some solid hop bitterness that push this beer out of style a bit but more toward my liking. The sweet malts do dominate. Nice tasting beer.
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too much in the aroa. There is a little smokiness in this. Interesting. Has some evident malty characters as well. Canít taste the 7% in this, but it is still a pretty boring bock.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500 ml bottle (cap labelled "2000") via trade with Degarth, thanks Joe!) Pours clear light yellow straw color with about 3/4" of white head that diminishes to about 1/4". No real lacing. Great aroma of hay and honey malt sweetness. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, a little dry, esp. in finish. Tastes of some fairly mild honey malt sweetness. Pretty good and malty, but flavor doesnít live up to promise of great aroma.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden color with a quickly diminished canvas colored head. Sweet grain and husky aromas. Fairly thin in body. Sweet under-attenuated flavors. A rather harsh bitterness that permeates the mouth. Light cask wood in the finish. A bock that has an edge, but no depth.