KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 This is a very good ale that pours a cloudy, ruby color. The nose is pleasant and fig-sweet/hoppy. The tastes are lightly of citrus and piney hops and the mothfeel is a cloudy graininess. If there are fruits in the palate they are figs or plumbs. The smooth, medium mouthfeel leaves a light to moderately bitter tail. This brew was hoppy enough that I thought it was a malty APA. Overall, this is a balanced and superb brew. Perhaps it is just a bit too sweet.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice red amber with a little whitish head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with a little bit of hoppiness. Flavor is nice and sweet and smooth with some nice subtle hop finish. Covers the 6.6% very nicely. Overall I thought this was a very good beer.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a deep amber color with a medium cream colored head. has a nice hop/malt aroma. smooth malty taste with a slightly roasty bitter finish.
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Really smooth, malty taste. Slight bitter finish that makes you want to take another sip. Bottle art rocks. I drink this every chance I get
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2006 From a big bottle.Deep marmalade in colour,nice head,very smooth malt and hop flavours.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was legit. amber in color with thick white head that disappeared pretty quickly when poured from the bottle. caramel, butty, malty aroma as well as taste. add some hops to the taste as well. easy slidin down and slightly bitter finish but not enough to make me make a face. parfait.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown with a little off-white/brown head. Maltiness and a little hops in the aroma. Flavors of caramel malt and nutty. Moderate carbonation. Smooth drinking with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
bubbleflubber (1900) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 Sweet malty aroma. Pours ever-so-slightly hazy deep amber into the glass, with a decent head that leaves mild lacing. The bitter backing of the beer stands firm against the blend of caramel sweetness and tart fruit notes. Although it honestly feels a bit thinner than a traditional maibock (which is generally heavier in the malt arena), it is decently put together. It is satiating to the palate, with a nice amount of carbonation to lend drinkability (in a session manner). Again, this seems not as "thick" as the commercial classification, but you’d certainly do worse than this brew. Definitely lends the want for another.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours warm amber with coarse off white head. Malty and minty-sweet hop aromas. Palate pleasantly soft. Quite sweet. Sweet malt flavors with some carmel and fruitiness, and a hop profile that seem to mostly contribute to, rather than contrast, the sweetness. Not going to be a personal favorite, but an interesting and different brew. And as always, Rogue does good stuff.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice maltiness and sweet aroma. Not at all what I was expecting. Not bad at all as far as bock beers go.