Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle 9/11/09 (RIP Flts 11 & 77)-Pours a dark brown with a small loose tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste of the same with a bit of vanilla and sugars. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad. Has potential.
nuplastikk (4133) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Deep toffee brown, with a decent head. Sweet sugary malt aroma. The taste is reminiscent of a bock, twisted through an adjuncty macro death machine. Tastes quite like a malt syrup mix, no real body but lots of syrupy flavor. Some brown sugar notes, watery sweet finish. Drinkable by third world standards, but still horribly unimpressive.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
poured a dark caramel brown with small tan head with aromas of caramel malts,coffee and hops tatse of the samewith a sour smokey peat finish
dlbeer (663) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brown pour. Smells of spices and roasted malts. Tastes of the same and slight smoke. Kind of a watery bock. Nothing special.
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pintbypint (2388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
650ml brown bottle rebadged as Bad Hare Winter Bock. Brown pour, whitish head that flattens quickly, looks clear. Nose has mild chocolate notes, sweet caramel. Taste has faint roasted malt, caramel. Aftertaste has chocolate and cola, trace of bitterness that collapses under the sweetness. Light body, quite carbonated, lots of prickly bubbles. Unimpressive, but I wasn’t expecting much.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Received 12-oz bottle from distributors sample pack. Pours a clear dark brown blonde brew with a fast dissolving beige head that dissipates nearly clean. Aroma of caramel malt, some chocolate, flowery hops and some roasted nuts. Taste is light bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of light caramel malt, a touch of flowery hops, some chocolate, sage? or was it some dry herb I have to look into. Finish is metallic, gritty, a tad watery with some caramel aftertaste that quickly disappears. I can not remember the last quality craft beer I had from Monroe since Has Kessler was forced out of the old Huber brewery.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
After the last few offering from this brewery I can say I am not really looking forward to this even though I do enjoy a good bock. I am mildly titilated by the cap that states bock equals taste. Dark brown color with a diminished head leaving just a thin lid of taupe bubbles. Earthy malt and mild dry cocoa is about all I can inhale. Ok maybe a bit of dirt and hints of roasted nuts as well. This very much reminds me of the bock of my youth when a good share of breweries had a bock out each year and very year the joke would go around that it was time to clean out the vats. Darker grain flavors. A bit husky in the finish and linger. The cap makes sense from a 1980s perspective when light beers ruled and this was then the seasonal dark brew offering. I do not fild great faults in this one except it has not depth. Toss a litttle more dark malt in and call it a bock.
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer looks like a glass of coke. That was possibly one of the worst descriptions ever. Aroma is almond with some mystery sweet fruit witch I can’t place, so I shall call it dragon fruit for the sake of naming something. Beer feels flat watered down and thin. Almond vanilla possibly toffee can all be tasted in this mostly roasted malt flavored liquid. The sweet taste of this brew lingers a long time. Yet another beer I’ll never want to drink again.
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Third in the Minhas taster pack. Bottle. 5.5%. Pour is black as sin, with a bubbly tan head that disappears after pouring. Aroma is burnt, roast malts and almonds. Taste is entirely sweet malt, and extremely dry on the finish.Not impressed. Rerated in tall boy bottle under label Bad Hare Winterbock. Same shit, different pile.
hamfisted (72) - 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.