steerpike (28) - Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty, red-amber beer. Hard to detect much hops, but that is not the point of this beer. Biscuity and nutty, with some light fruit. Bit of warming alcohol presence. Leaves a light lingering sweet-sugary (candy sugar? brown sugar?) aftertaste. One of my favorites from a superb brewery.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. A deep copper color with mostly diminishing head and no lacing. Carbonation very low. Malty flavor with a fruity/floral aroma.
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The classic ale from the lively yet mad brewer, John Maier! Nutty, Figgy, and definatly fruity taste. Flavor is intense. A definite Rogue classic! An ale I can gladly enjoy at under any circumstances. Could it be Maierbock? Most definatly!
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, almost no head. Malty nutty aroma with figs adding a fruity feeling. Nutty and malty in the flavor as well. Nice oily palate.
scooter122983 (17) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great beer i like the strong palate it has a lot of charachter and overall i plan having more of this beer if i can afford it
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt and caramel in smell. Little roasty and very rich in flavor. Slighty strong hops with very good mouthfeel. Doesn’t reallt have any sweetness which you see in bocks alot. But good.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Light sweet malty aroma and a sweet dry light bitter taste. Medium body and a dry finish.
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber with off white head. Has a carmel malty taste. Detect a little bit of hops. Finishes nice.
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vibrant, hazy copper-amber colour. Earthy, caramelly aroma with faint woody notes. Rich, chewy, toffeeish character. Full body. Smooth malts, toasty and earthy. The cleanliness of rogue’s yeast makes a credible "bock" possible.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, creamy, bubbly offwhite head with excellent lacing. Rich amber body (dark honey). Head dies down and looks like cream of wheat. Slight carbonation in the appearance. Wheaty, yeasty, heavy sweet aroma. Kinda breadish. Floral and grass hops dominate the flavor. Some caramel malts and some mild burnt malts hide under the hoppiness. Palate is mid-grade. The flavor has 2 parts. A mild initial taste then a strong finish.