trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice burnt orage color with medium size head. Rich bock with some intense flavors.
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Did not enjoy this beer at all. Will try another one down the road to see if it was a bad bottle or what.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
very light in color but not taste -- strong smooth and akick at the end .
PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers. A german maibock made with ale yeast. Nice amber color. A very interesting rich flavor with nice aroama. I can buy it in 6 packs locally and you can not get most Oregon beers in Florida but Rogue brews you can.
fatguys (76) - 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. Doesn’t go down very easy; I’ve had some stouts that flow better. Lots of flavor, however, and it really warms you up. The most flavorful bock i’ve had. Would like to try on tap.
jrob21 (3405) - 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 @ Naja’s. 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 (3259) - 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. It’s 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 isn’t overly complex but it’s 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 you’ll be feeling swell.
rederic (3253) - montréal, 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.