notalush (5514) - 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 "I’m a bock" statement, but it fell flat before the finish - I’ll 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 ’05. 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 (11588) - 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 (2987) - 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.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 Bomber - 2008 Version - Poured a cloudy brown in color with a medium foamy head that settled to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is malty with some hops and slightly sour. Flavor is not overly strong, but has some maltiness and some hop bitterness. Not as good as previous batches. - 2007 version - Poured a cloudy, dark reddish brown in color with a small off-white head that quickly faded. Aroma is sweet with roasted malts. Flavor is also sweet and malty. Only the slightest hint of hops. Much better than last year’s version. - 2006 version - Pours a quite dark reddish-brown with a thin whitish head that does not hang around. Aroma is of caramel and some fruit. Flavor is rather flat and quite watery. Not that good for a limited release. Finish is very plain. Not a good effort
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée au Cabot Annex Store à Waterbury Center, VT. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et on doit se forcer pour trouver une senteur. Apparence: Couleur brune avec des reflets de rouge. Petit col beige pétillant. Aucune dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Aucune saveur. On a l’impression de boire un verre d’eau minérale. Aucun arrière goût. Palette: Corps léger avec une texture très mince. Faible carbonisation. Le pire produit de Rock Art que j’ai gouté à ce jour. (Rating #75)
canary dog (715) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A really bland Bock beer, culminating in a flat finish. With the exception of their Ridgerunner-- a fine ’jug’ beer-- their products are pretty mediocre.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz foil-betopped bottle for the bargain rate of $4.69 (sarcasm). Dark cherrywood color, massive lasting taupe head...huge caramel-vanilla nose with late hints of brandied bananas. Promising start. Alas, I have to taste it, and there the problems begin...woody, dry front, watery body, slightly smoky and astringent finish, more dryness and salt, lifelelss. I wish this brewery would just move to NH so I wouldn’t fee compelled to buy its every mediocre-to-poor product.