kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured murky brown with a lasting beige head. Nutty aroma, with some grassy hop notes. Flavour is sweet nutty caramel slice, balanced with spicy hops. Medium bodied, quite soft feel. Nice stuff, but nothing special.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
There’s a fire in my mug!!! All sorts of red, yellow, and orange hues. One of the most beautiful beers I’ve ever seen.
Scents of caramel, toffee, toast, and some floral hops. Man this tastes really good. Honey rolling over my tongue. Medium bitterness. Rather full bodied, and medium carb. I’m going to score this a bit lower and the overall because its not a maibock if its made with ale yeast. Its probably a bit too dark also, but damn it is good.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: This was pretty damn good and very different, nutty flavor with honey and caramel in the background, and very easy to take down, don’t know if too many would sit well in my stomach but one was great.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amber, caramel hues, mediocre off-white head, falls quickly, spotty lacing, very light carbonation.   Bready aroma, very subtle dark fruit.   Malty start, smooth yet light, soft fruity notes.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Clean finish, malty, bready, slightly nutty.   Lingering hop character after the finish.   Not bad, but fairly average.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from onlyfinebeer. I really like these rogue beers. There’s a house character from the yeast, kind of an earthy, toasty, salty kind of thing. This one adds a bit of smoke and caramel to the aroma, good body, good earthy bitter finish. Maibock? Okay, if you say so.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very nice copper color, strong aroma of light fruit, smoke, and a little alcohol. Initial flavor has a slight bite to it, this then fades to a mellow smokiness. Tart fruit flavors throughout: Peach, apple, and lemon. Some floral in the end. Mouthfel is suprisingly thin, flavors mash together unexpectedly.
beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 14, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 pours brown in color with a sweet carmel aroma to it...the taste is the same ..a very sweet carmel-peach ..a nice balance of hops and malt in this one.......very good beer
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a brownish-red hazy color. Smells of sweet toffee and caramel malt, and wet hair. Tastes of sweet bread, toffee, and caramel malt. Very little hop balance. Decent beer.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. nice red coler thin head quickly diminishes and leaves little lacing. taste is hops and malt leaves a light cranberry after taste. thin mouthfeel lightly bitter.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich copper witha thin ivory head. Smells of pale malt and lightly fruity yeast. Light hoppy aromas.
Taste is quite fruity and malty. Yeasty and sweet pale malt. Lots of floral hops up front with an understated but strident hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with a nice bitter aftertaste. Pretty good but I thought I would like this more.