wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with medium head. Very nice yeasty aroma. Strong malt flavor with nice fruit. Nice bitterness and strong alcohol balances nicely. Very nice beer!!
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a cooper orange color with a foamy head. Good dopplebock flavor.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 Holy Moly, this is a decent bock. Pours dark amber ruby in color with yellow foamy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of malt and grains. Flavor is same with definite sweet fruitiness that comes through nicely. Alcohol is well-hidden in flavor but the kick is immediately noticeable. Fellow Texans who are accustomed to Shiner Bock really need to try this one for a bigger better beer that better represents the essence of "bock". Wow, I’ll take another of these please.
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper/orange color, normal head. Aroma is fruity and also there is some kind of candy. Has a somewhat strange falvor, and I dont like this one the way many other seem to do.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bubbles in the head, but doesn't last. Copper-red color, very clear. Sweet. malty nose, with a bit of alcohol. Malty flavor, pretty sweet, but just a little thin. The alcohol flavor is evident for a 7.5%ABV beer. This beer warms me after just a few sips.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottedl) Red amber color with creamy off-white head. Rich toasted malt aroma with sweet ripe fruit. Medium-full bodied beer with big toasted maltiness, caramel, plum flavors. Firm bitterness (aided by peppery alcohol) cuts the sweetness perfectly, keeping it from being cloying. Very nicely done!
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
rich and delicious, this beer was highly recommended to me and proved to be worth the recommendation. dark and flavorful...
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2003 Bottled. Irregular size bubbles, fizzy light brownish head, fully diminishing. Clear reddish colour.
Sweet and heavy malty nose, with hint of dark bread, toasted, nutty, honey aromas. Light hoppy, flowers, weak citrus (orange) note. Floral nose from alcohol. Bittersweet character, full flavor of toasted malt. Full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Pleasant warming beer.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured with a nice head but is dissipated quickly. Rich red/gold in color. Strong aroma that tells of the beers sweetness. It's a little too sweet but not bad. It has a good citrus/malt combo that's quite refreshing.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep reddish/amber, medium sized tan head quickly diminishes and leaves little lacing. Aroma is very sweet and malty, some caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is almost overly sweet, a bit of bitterness in the finish, and again a bit of alcohol. Medium body, alcohol gets a bit more prevelant as it warms