fatguys (75) - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint, 6 oz bottle in a huge, 48 oz Miller Lite mug. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with smells of caramel and malts. This stuff is quite thick with a real buttery palette. Several malt flavors here with a dry hops finish. Lots of caramel sweetness here. Doesnít go down very easy; Iíve had some stouts that flow better. Lots of flavor, however, and it really warms you up. The most flavorful bock iíve had. Would like to try on tap.
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 deep honey in color. tastes of pears and caramel. i think this was it. this was the beer that opened my eyes to craft brews and how truly life changing they are. when we had no high gravity beers in this crazy city, this was what i grabbed instead.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Najaís. Nice hazy copper color. Sweet smelling aroma, and a nice mostly sweet flavor with a bit of bitterness at the end. Not sure if this is what a bock is supposed to be, but i liked it.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I rather like this brew. Itís got the sticky mouthfeel and strong malts of a Bock, but is well balanced with a hoppy but not bitter finish. Aroma is full of dark fruit (plum, grapes), chewy maltiness, a bit of cider. Flavor isnít overly complex but itís just so damn well balanced... you really feel the alcohol warmth too (which for me in a bock is a good thing) about 30 seconds after a sip, even though its "only" 6.6%.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very well balanced ale. Nice hoppy flavor followed by a hint of malt. Rogues flagship brew, definitly delicious. Unique amber color, carbonation is mediocre. Drink a bomber and youíll be feeling swell.
rederic (3250) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber-oange color, with tan-colored foamy head, with sweet caramal malt, roasted malt, nutty, crystal malt, fruity,toffeeish aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with sweet caramel malt flavor,fruity candied oranges with toffeeish accent, earthy soft hoppy note, in a sweet and nice hop finish.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color, with a thin lacy head. Smells a little bland, not as hearty as Iíd like for a maibock, but not aweful either. Flavor isnít offensive, but like the aroma isnít much to write home about. Rogueís other beers are much better, I dont think theyíre as good at emulating german brews as they are at the other styles Iíve tried.
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Suprisingly available at a chain supermarket in a 6 pack. Pours a nice rich brown, slightly cloudy, catches light well to make red and orange highlights. Smells and tastes like a very hearty dark germanic beer thatís been aged a bit, some sweetness, lots of complex maltiness (since thereís 4 kinds of malts in it!), and a very faint hop profile. A little alcohol adís to the sharpness. I didnít find it especially smooth (has a lot of bite to it), but itís quite tasty.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet at the start. Sweet at the end. A slight hop kick in the middle. Not much aroma. Overall, this is a smooth, drinkable, refreshing beer.
beerlover82 (229) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/copper with a little head but good lacing.Malty aroma and taste. Medium body. Smooth and pleasent.Nothing special, but quit enjoyable and well-crafted.