JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle around Christmas time. Clear red/copper pour with a huge beige head. Caramel malt aroma with some chocolate and roast. Flavor also starts with caramel malt, giving way to subtle cherry and a roasty almond finish.
Guerde (1168) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours a dark reddish-brown with a thin off-white head and sparse lacing. Aroma is quite toasty and full of cereal grains, and is reminiscent to the smell of Cocoa Puffs. There is a light scent of cherry here which reminds me of Uff-Da, and that is accompanied by a significant scent of musty lager yeast. Notes of cola. Taste is simple, but well-executed, with some cola, caramel, chocolate, and faint roasted malt. Finish begins roasty, but ends crisply with a mineral taste. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a bit lively. Overall this is ok, but I find the Uff-Da and Cabin Fever to be far superior.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle part of a sampler from a co-worker. Deep amber/brown clear pour with a thick, sticky off-white head. Aroma is soft roasted nuts, toffee, and bready malt. Flavor starts off with a shot of toffee and light-roasted malt, fades through a sweet (almost caramel) stage, then finishes with crisp flowery hops and a shot of carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty nose with some light noble hoppiness. Starts with a mild dark caramel sweetness with a good authentic hop bitterness and a smooth light chocolatey finish. Pretty true to style, but could use a little more body.
Hair6a11 (1358) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is hazy brown with amber highlights. Off white head - mild retention. Aromas are grassy hops, light bready malts and the feintest hint of dark fruit. The grassy hop bitterness is present initially; bready, almost nutty malts with that hint of toffee. Slightly sweet, ends bitter - and.....
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a light brown color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, grass and some molasses. It smells about like a bock should. The flavor is toffee, grass and chocolate. The beer is also very dry, not sweet like a lot of bocks are. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but I expect more from New Glarus.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, light honey, biscuit, and raisins. Flavor of caramel malt, earth, brown sugar, and grass with a dry finish.
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark ruby pour with a small off white head. Aroma is heavy on the toffee, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor has an up front roasted malt character that is quickly followed by sweet toffee and a bit of coffee. This somehow pulls off a great roasted profile while maintaining little bitterness. Very mellow finish, good carbonation, nothing that sticks out as bad. Very nice!
dekester1 (312) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice dark red amber with a nice fluffy head that slowly faded to a frothy lace. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste is similar with a strong malty backbone a nice smooth finish. Mouth feel was very good. Overall, one of the better bocks I have tasted recently. New Glarus has done it again!
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle courtesy of nuplastikk!!). Pours hazy dark amber/mahogany with giant off-white head. Some nice lacing and active carbonation. Aroma of hard candy, cooked banana, bread, and some dark fruit. Sweet with a little bitterness on the end. Thin bodied with a smooth finish. I would have liked this a touch sweeter-it almost has a salty component as it is. Super easy to drink. This could easily be my fall session beer.