beastiefan2k (2198) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, 2006, bottle # 3544 of 3800. Been sitting on the selves since but I finally decided summertime is a good time to enjoy this. Pours a thin, dark (reddish in direct light) brown color. A bit off white colored small head. Aroma is a light nuttiness and sweet light breadiness mixed with lagered frutiness. Taste has a nice full maltiness with faint chocolate chip cookie flavors, faint earthy and toasty aspects. A subdued, unoffending offering with a light body but enough taste. Finishes with a light grassiness, low bitterness. I got to say so far Rock Art has sucked big time so far but this is a nicely done, understated yet very quaffable brew.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This offering from Rock Art pours a murky dark brown leaving a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is nutty and sweet creamy milky aroma, ripe fruit, plums, raisins, with a bit of milk chocolate. The taste starts a bit tart, underipned fruit in the taste, creamy milky mouthfeel, nuts, brisk carbonation lovely feel on the palate. Iím actually really enjoying this beer it has a load of flavors that really mesh well together and leave you wanting more of this bock. A great offering from Rock Art one that I will buy a couple more bottles of
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an effervescent mahogany with a large fluffy/fizzy off-white/light tan head. Rather faint aroma of grassy hops and a bit of caramel. Flavor is lightly sweet with some brown sugar, smoke, and a bit of grassy hoppiness. Not much else to it than that. Pleasant flavor if a little on the light and predictable side. Overall I didnít find it to be that terrible, just predicatable and unexceptional.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle. Reddish brown; modest brown head. Brown sugar and caramel aroma. Thin, watery body. Caramel and malt flavor, with a roasted malt finish, Nothing special.
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 version from trade. Pours hazy dark brownish with ruby hints. Aroma is roasty caramel malt, nuts, chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon. Complex palate with the aforementioned flavors, getting spicier as it warms, but maintaining a solid dark roasty malt bill with backup spices.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, barely transparent mahogany with a thin, light tan head. Has a sweet milk chocolatey grainy bock aroma. Body starts with a subtle earthy sweetness, turning more dry and sticky with a hint of cinnamon spice toward the finish. Nice authenticity and balance. Definitely one of the better Rock Art beers Iíve had.
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled this right before I had their "barleywine" - I could hardly tell the difference between the two - both were watery and thin, with little defining flavor characteristics - a hint of caramel tried to make that "Iím a bock" statement, but it fell flat before the finish - Iíll think twice before trying anything by this brewery again.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brewtopia í05. Clear red/ orange with a syrup aroma. Slight alcohol in the taste with some sweetness and something like "apple tartness". Alcohol never got all the way through and caramel was watered down.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red copper lager with a thick moka head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with alcohol gin aroma. Sweet cardboard malt with not much else. Watery and sad. Dec. 2004. Bought at Winooski Bev. Centre.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance:Dark brown,small head.
Flavor:Caramel and watery.