bu11zeye (11971) - 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 (1448) - @ $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 (323) - 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.
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle via trade with ughsmash, amber color with faint sugary caramel nose, flavor is watery caramel with not much finish
Cavie (3822) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Dark brown orange color with a bubbly head. Very faint aroma, not much at all. Light malt and a bit of roast. Flavor is dry, watery and lightly malty. This is disappointing for New Glarus.
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to blutt59 i believe. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is thick with chewy malts, light roast, and dark fruit. easy on the palate, flavor is light malts, slight fruits, and a smooth finish.
MrChopin (3346) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Translucent chestnut brown, beige ring for a thin frothy head. Dusty grain and pumpernickel, brown sugar nose and a bit of paper. Flavor is sweet, crisp grain husk, lightly refreshing carbonation, raisin, and pepper in the finish.
AWISLguy (1380) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a browner ice tea with a foamy head, lowly carbonated. Aroma is an old beer depot; some caramelness, some banana, some bubblegum, some earthy malt. Taste is caramelly malt without any sweetness, banana. Somewhere in the mix between a brown and a bock; more fruity than a brown but without the sweetness of a bock, especially a dunkler. I know uff-da, and sir, you are no uff-da.
Butters (3811) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a near clear dark purple/plum with sticky white head lacing. Nose has a little fuesel alcohol and a fake sweetness - like that of a grape popsicle. Flavor is malty and a bit nutty. Big carbonation and chew body. Nothing really wrong here, but not one of my faves from NG.