Ratman197 (8828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, molaasses, brown sugar and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering brown sugar finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Red orange appearance with a small, light colored head. Sweet caramel malty lager nose but also pretty bitter and just is off from style. Sweet, caramel, light toffee lager flavor. Fairly sweet malty, yet pretty boozy and bitter finish. The whole beer is a little off.
notalush (4581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle - lightly hazy copper pour - they must have aged this batch on oak, because it dominates the nose and flavor - at first, it is pleasant, adding notes of vanilla, but it soon because overbearing and bitter, like sucking on a plank - some sugar, spicy alcohol, a bit of raisin - some vegetal notes are, sadly, some of the strongest characteristics to get past the oak - poorly done.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft at Trinity 9/20/10). Clear dark copper color. Medium off white head. Light caramel and toast/bread aroma. Flavor of the same, wtih light alcohol and light hoppiness. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at the 2010 Craft Lager Festival in Manitou Springs, where this brew took first place in the Brewer’s Choice category. Not sure what the original 2004 rating was talking about, as this bock isn’t black and has no licorice flavors at all.
Golden amber with a thin head. Aroma and flavor primarily light-roasted malt, slight nuttiness, with a light brown sugar/caramel sweetness. Creamy medium-bodied lager with a clean slightly boozy finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear gold to amber with a medium, fizzy cream colored head, some retention with good lacing. Aroma is clean lager yeast with sweet malt, noble hops, light alcohol, and fruity. Flavor is malt focused, sweet melanoidin notes, alcohol and light bitterness. Medium-full body, medium carbonation.
Braudog (5453) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very watery appearance with absolutely no head (is this black water?). Super rich sugary flavors, overwhelmingly licorice. Super sweet.