jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark orange. Lots of malt in the aroma, a little caramel, too. Sweet flavor. Not too bad.
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2004 Maibock, maybe. Not a bad drink, pouring a creamy orange/brown body with an interesting frothy head. Sweet malty aroma, hints of toffee or caramel. Smooth sweet taste. Not much like a bock, but a realy smooth drink.
I had a barrel-aged version of this at a festival in Chicago. The lifelessness of that drink caused me to lower my ratings of this beer.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: I don’t think I’ve had a bad beer from Rogue, and this certainly wasn’t going to change that. It has rich malt flavor, caramel, toasted malt, some smoke, and a well balanced bitterness coming from the hops. It was a well made brew, but I have definitely had better Bocks that this. Slightly above average at best.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious, like a fine delicacy. Decadent and delightful. Smooth and creamy (mm!), even chocolatey. But still red-translucent. Heavy tasting, but maybe too heavy?
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft: San Diego Brewing Company in San Diego, CA) The tap handle was that of the Rogue Maierbock; Maierbock or Dead Guy Ale, it’s a very flavorful and enjoyable maibock with mildly sweet, rich maltiness, toasty, lightly smoky, and is balanced by a moderately bitter hop bite; The beer remains extremely well balanced from start to finish; Higher alcohol content seems evident in the flavor; Medium body, with a soft, luxurious coating palate; The nose is sweet and malty with a nice carmel aroma; Light amber color; Off-white head has good size on the pour, showing solid head retention, as it very gradually drops to a thin layer; Not much lacing though
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Really smooth and creamy, couldnt’ really place the taste on this, but thats not bad. Nice one by Rogue
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber appearance with light brown colored head. It had a malty smell with a sweet hint. A slightly bitter candy taste that didn’t finish well.
Tweety83 (26) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber liquid with a good head. Has a strong malty taste. Has a caramel smell to it.
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Aroma is fruity and malty with a definite caramel smell. I don’t mean to copy the commercial description but pours a hazy "deep honey." That’s about as perfect as you can describe the color. Small off-white head with a little retention. Initial taste is malty with caramel but is a little weak. Some nut flavors as well. The most dominate flavors come in the mostly hoppy and lightly sweet finish. Moderate bitter aftertaste.
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle served at fridge temps.Amber color,typical one finger head.Aroma was mild toffee with a hint of malt. Slightly bitter with an odd caramally taste and dryish finish. Ok but I like the bottle art better.Probably won’t buy again.There are sooo many mid level beers as good or better than this,IMO.