CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-bottle thanks to kp: Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malt and some noble hops. Body starts with decent fullness and sweet chewy bready malts with some light fruity character and a touch of peppery clove before a lightly bitter finish. A pretty good bock, but it certainly doesn’t seem to be 11% abv.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap from brewpub. Appearance is a muddy dark brown with a thick tan head. Nose is lightly hopped with some spice. Taste is on the malty side, with some nut, spice, and sweet notes. Finish is smooth and not very bitter. The mouth is moderate. No evidence of the higher than average ABV. Overall, a decent, though not overly exciting brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
HB thanks to KP. Poured a mostly clear amber color with a small off-white head. Dark fruit aroma with a light doughy component. Caramel malt flavor with some notes of dry old raisins on the finish. Light to medium body with a light mouthfeel as the finish.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper pour with light white head and lace. Dried fruit aroma, large fruity maltiness, and bread on the nose. The taste follows the aroma followed by a medium bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Cybercat (2993) - Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This special beer is brewed to benefit the homeless in Atlanta - for every pint sold, Max Lager’s donates 50 cents to a local homeless shelter.
Pours a semi-transparent dark mahogany with a thick ecru head. Aroma is rich and hoppy with subtle spice hints. Thick flavor is surprisingly more malty than hoppy and has touches of spice as well as earthy and nutty undertones. Texture is fairly smooth, and aftertaste is nutty and slightly hop-bitter.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, big beige head, lots of scattered lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, light pepery alcohol, touch of bready munich character, light earthyness,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice caramel sweetness, touch of toffee, dark caramel is well balanced by a light earthyness leavng it mostly dry, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 on tap-pours no head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-toffee. Taste is sweet medium malt-toffee/cocoa, some earthy hops. Soft carbonation.
Goodgrief (1744) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red amber color, no head. Fruity aroma. Apple-like flavors dominate this with a candied sugar presence. Some spicy tang at the end. Just ok.