Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bock from the land of cheese. Good caramel, toffee flavors that i love in a bock. A bit thin in the body. A nice beer for fall afternoons watching football on the tube.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big, malty bock that seems closer to a dopplebock. Roasted chocolate malt flavor that finishes with somewhat of a bite.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquid Lunch. Malty aroma. Chestnut color with a light cream colored head. Malt all over the place in the flavors. Slightly burnt caramel, german chocolate, and dark malt. Nice to chew on a domestic bock with body. Finishes slightly dry with a touch of graininess.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought it was very good. almost as good as leinie’s big butt.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard bock appearance. Weak aroma, lightly acidic and barley a hint of malt, for shame. Not really much to note here, other than this is an average, rather boring, unoffensive beer. It seems possible to me that this is quite variable from batch to batch, cos I remember this being better a few months ago when I first had it.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2002
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting crimson color, with a thick, but quickly dissipated, orange head. Almost no aroma. Early taste is that of dark chocolate. Moves to more of a coffee flavor as it warms. Tasted nuts occasionally too. The alcohol became significantly more pronounced by the middle of the beer. The chocolate was back by the end, but the bite from the alcohol was still present. A decent sipping beer, but not something I’ll drink regularly.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have never given such disparate marks to aroma and flavor. A malt lover’s dream in the nose, this became indistinct and muddied in the mouth. I maybe got a bit of chocolate, no coffeeishness, high alcohol. Chewy, which helped (this would have been really terrible with a super-thin body). I’ve got to get a deeper bock understanding, I do believe.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gorgeous crystal clear dark copper. Thin creamy white head. Very light carbonation. Little aroma, like spent grain and light sulfur. Initially rough with a hard water like harshness. Light cherry and burnt chocolate underbelly. Medium bodied. Light crispness. This is OK at times but has a very hard edge that irks me. Very little depth of malt flavor as well. Finishes nutty sweet and a little more hefty in alcohol, but this is merely eh.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t really get much out of the aroma; rather bland (somewhat fruity?). Is dark red in appearance, with a rather large khaki head. Flavor is fairly hoppy with a tiny coffee thing going on that gets stronger the deeper down the glass. Fairly carbonated mouthfull. A nice beer. Thanks, New Glarus!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20