shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2/17/2011: Rivertown Brewing Co. Bock Beer... Aroma: Funky hoppiness paired with sweat and mustiness (reminds me of Heineken out of a green bottle); POPCORN. Appearance: Deep golden color with a dense, lasting, thick beige-colored head; the beer has a clean and clear complexion. Flavor: Hmmm... Doughy, pale malts with a decent level of sweetness followed by floral (perfume) and grassy hops; crisp finish and mild to moderate bitterness that dances on the tongue and then lingers. Palate: Medium body; smooth mouthfeel with just a little bit of heft. Overall: I’m very unimpressed; if Heineken came in a bock version, I think it would taste like this beer; looking at the other ratings for this beer, it must be much different and much better on tap!
12 fl. oz. bottle (twist-off cap) from Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #22 for this beer.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite strong initially but mellows as the session continues. Goes down pretty easy. OK with me. You’d never know it was over 5%!
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Lactic chocolate malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet creamy toffee malt flavor. Light astringent finish. Nicely drinkable.
queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Sweet vegetal/buttery caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a small off-white head. Sweet vegetal/bready caramel malt flavor. Light body, soft carbonation.
b3shine (3512) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a transparent orangish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells malty and roasty. Tastes like it smells with less roast. Average on the palate. Alright.
jmikolich (1307) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at Buckeye, the caramel malt overpowers this whole beer, no hops, just caramel sweetness, really really unbalanced
rondphoto (1251) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear medium amber with a fast disappearing head and isolated specks of lace. The taste is caramel and more caramel with very little carbonation. It’s only early May, but this may be past its best-by date. Not very impressive.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Pours a clear gold/amber color with a small white head. Not what I expected this one to look like. Aroma of toasted malt and dark fruit, maybe molasses. Flavor of sweet malts, grains, grassy? Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a grainy mouthfeel. Not the best bock. Rivertown is starting to show up in my area, so I hope some of their other offerings are better than this one.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botle purchased at Party Town. Clear amber pour with a medium tan head. Malty and sweet aroma with caramel, bread and some nuts. Malty, sweet and a bit nutty flavor with a bready, sweet finish.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery-amber....with only a slight ring of white.
Scent is fruity, sweet.
Taste is caramel, fruit......actively carbonated.....
Drinks incredibly light and smooth. The alcohol content is absolutely hidden.
A really nice beer.