Ratman197 (8516) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured aclear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of carmel, molasses, fruittiness, toffee and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, molasses,toffee and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering molasses finish.
rondphoto (1264) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle - Clear very dark amber with a good long-lasting head and swirls of lace. Looks pretty good. Taste begins with caramel malt, but has an over-riding prune/dried fruit moving through to the finish. There isnít any discernible hop bittering, just the semi-sweet fruit thing against the malt. There is a little bloating/burping effect which makes this seem more filling than it is. Actually, not a bad brew, though; somewhat original, and drinkable.
unclemike (2074) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Color fairly attractive with advertised rouge tones--fizzy macro head. Flavor slightly sweet, slightly tangy, not bad but overpowered by excessive carbonation, which ruins any reasonable mouthfeel it might have otherwise had. Very mediocre macro effort
reebtogi (3717) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle pours brown in color with a figner of off-white head that settles quickly to reveal only a few spots of lacing. Aroma is light roasted malts with some light chocolate and grassy hops. Taste is light roasted malt bitterness with some faint chocolate malt sweetness followed up with a mild grassy hop bitterness. Very thin body for the style and light carbonation. Just doesnít quite live up to the style, a poorly done beer.
Onslow (1019) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour form a 12 oz bottle. Clear deep amber brew - looks like a root beer when held up to the light. Aroma of raosted malt hinting at coffee or chocolate, but more generic. Faint hints of grassy hops or some other sour aroma in the background. Taste is sweet malt, molassess, dark fruits, roasted grains, a little grass and bitter at the finish though the end is still sweet. This is what I recall of bocks back when they were mainstream - Pabst Bock, Stroch Bock, etc. - sweet malts and roasted malts in an otherwise lagerish format. I enjoyed this.
wlajwl (3343) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather thin in body although it does have a decent maltiness. Kind of bland but passable.
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the Minhas brewery gift shop in Monroe, WI. Dark brown pour with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is sweet malt and slightly roasty. Thin watery palate. Taste is that of cold coffee (stole that comparison from a prior rater - I like the comparison), with a touch of sweet malt. Pretty much a right down the middle beer - nothing exceptional, but not too bad either. Probably the best thing Iíve had from Minhas to date.
hamfisted (66) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
An oversimplistic bock that heads for the sweet, malty tones with not a lot else to offer. Actually tastes more like a root beer than a beer.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a translucent brown color with a thin off white head. The aroma is sweet, very malty with a hint of alcohol. The flavor is much the sane as the aroma. A pretty good beer, but Iíd have to be in the right mood for a lighter, sweeter bock.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Best of the worst???? Maybe. Aromas of stale coffee, not grinds but coffee that sits in a cup over night. Some chocolate if you really dig. Almond/walnut that is way too sweet. Taste is almost not there. Thin and watery, very bland.