richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malted nose, hints of caramel, possibly some fruit tones. Very cloudy appearance, slight white head, a medium brown color. A sweet taste, malts and caramel. A bitter aftertaste and a little bit watery for the body. The bitterness is a nice balance until late in the tail, when it becomes very strong. I would have to put this in the a little better than average category.
bierfinder (10) - College Station, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was a hot day in July and I was looking for something special to keep the liquids flowing. Not a fan of Bock beer, but this is quite good. Rich amber color, nice head that keeps. Not fond of Hoppy bears, but the light aroma here was pleasing. Quite a crisp, well-rounded flavor, gentle in fragrance. A real surprise for a stout/porter fan!
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber in color. Decent white head.Hoppy aroma. Light hops and malt, crisp and clean finish.
omhper (20763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Copper colour, brief head. Grassy caramel aroma. Clean, fairly hard mouthfeel. Full-medium bodied, a lightly pleasant touch of buttery malt, generously hoppy with resiny, bitter finish. A good beer, but has very little resemblance to German bock beers.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep amber color with a medium off white head. Malty and yeasty. Full in aroma and finishes very clean and crisp. Very good year round bock from Rogue Ales.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Caramel, toast, malt and fruit aroma and a slight yeastiness (perhaps similar to yellow snow). Despite a promising start it all gets a bit dull and fails to please.
frankenkitty (1975) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a crystal clear deep amber with a creamy off-white lasting head... laced the glass with an interesting giraffe-spot pattern. Lightly hoppy/flowery aroma. Sweet, malty, full-bodied flavour with a surprisingly heavy finish. My opinion changed favorably from first sip to end of second bottle.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber body with a small but bubbly head. Aroma is sweet, and flavor echoes. There is caramel, raisins, and an interesting smokiness. This really grew on me by the end of the glass.
wowbagger68 (2) - Nyack, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is terrific beer. I’m surprised it isn’t rated higher. Good sturdy head. Nice and malty initially and then a pleasant hoppy finish. Good balance between the sweet malt and bitter hops. Going to try this with a NY strip steak next time. I’m thinking this will be an excellent pairing.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich amber color with a nice off-white head. Toffee/caramel aroma. Rich honey/malt flavor balanced with a spicey hop bitterness. Ends with a bit of a playdough/plastic sensation to the aftertaste, but otherwise easy to drink.