rajendra82 (960) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense dark brown body with red highlights when held up against the light. Pale colored and medium sized head with decent carbonation. Little to no lace left on the glass. Sweet aroma and dominant malt taste with a hint of sourness. No hop bitterness whatsoever. A nice enhancement to the flavor is achieved with a small helping of spices appropriate for the season. Smooth velvety mouthfeel. Very yummy indeed. This is my first taste of a bock, and I’ll be back for more. I’ll also try to sample more of the offerings of this brewery when I get around to Pittsburgh.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a weak malt nose. A little sweetness. Looks a dark ruby color with a big frothy off-white color head. Tastes pretty good. A good blend of a few different malt taste with some tasty spices in the finish.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Semi-sweet, malty nose. Gets drying towards the finish. Overall weak, watery, and thin.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet sugar and light caramel, some hops that keep it dry. Body is well carbonated and sweet, giving the illusion of a thick palate.
Aurelius (4371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off the beaten path. Pruney, somehow rubbery smell -- like pencil erasers or something. Bocky twang to the malty brew, some cocoa some raisins. Tinny, piney aftertaste gets clingy.
PorterPounder (5704) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little to no head on a dark cola pour - what is there is mocha colored. Faint aroma of cherries. Good, solid malty bock flavor, some ntus, raisins and brief hoppy finish. Alcohol is hidden well. Mouthfeel is just a tad thin - but overall a decent Bock.
craven5000 (100) - Westville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head was a light tan and a bit creamy. Aroma at first reminded me of spicy apples. Then it was just spicy. The body was a very dark ruby red. The flavor was spicy, a little sweet and felt warm. At first this beer tasted great, but quickly I was desiring something else.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium caramel brown hue with creamy tan head and very good lace. The aroma hints of heavy roasted malts, caramel, toffee, apple, noble floral hops, clove, cardamom, and zesty yeats esters. The taste is sweet malts followed by a lactic twang (almost sour). The midesection does display some hop character. Undertones were a bit fruity and spicy (fruitcake like). The finish is mildly bitter and slightly earthy. The mouthfeel could have been heavier, lively and did detected alchohol warming. A solid brew, only lacking complete roundness. I enjoyed it enough to drink again.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich aroma with a multitude of malts. Malty caramel, roasted malt and smokey malt aromas. Ruby brown color with a good tan head. Smoky malt flavor with roasted malt and malty flavors dominating. A very good beer but not as clean as most bock beers I have had.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was told this beer was called "Winterbock". Poured a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Mild chocolate and caramel sweetness. Medium bodied. This was decent beer.