bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. The colour is dark amber; the creamy beige foam disappears into nothing in a rather short time.
The smell got notes of yeast, malt, honey – raisins, some hops, some alcohol, dried fruits (apricots?) and some cream – diacetyl.
The carbonation is fresh and strong (but not too strong) with medium sized bubbles.
The taste is somewhat sourish with a touch of alcohol, roasted malt and a sweet touch of honey and raisins. The aftertaste is a bit sweet with notes of nuts, raisins, dry fruits and a falling bitterness. The rather long and coherent finish got a touch of salt.
A nice beer, but the taste of alcohol spoiled some of the experience.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, small creamy white head. Fruity and quite sweet aroma of caramel, banana, nuts and crackers with a small hint of hops. Malty toffee flavour, hints of cookies and milky chocolaye. Cracker-like finish.
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby red with thick off-white head. Aroma is sweet, honey, malty. Flavor is malts, citrus, sweet. Palate is creamy and thick. Good.
thehinge (285) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange copper in color. White head with a decent amount of lacing.
Citrusy aroma and flavor....hint of lemon.
Palate is medium with a sweet aftertaste.
Has just the right amount of hops, too.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malted nose, hints of caramel, possibly some fruit tones. Very cloudy appearance, slight white head, a medium brown color. A sweet taste, malts and caramel. A bitter aftertaste and a little bit watery for the body. The bitterness is a nice balance until late in the tail, when it becomes very strong. I would have to put this in the a little better than average category.
bierfinder (10) - College Station, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was a hot day in July and I was looking for something special to keep the liquids flowing. Not a fan of Bock beer, but this is quite good. Rich amber color, nice head that keeps. Not fond of Hoppy bears, but the light aroma here was pleasing. Quite a crisp, well-rounded flavor, gentle in fragrance. A real surprise for a stout/porter fan!
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber in color. Decent white head.Hoppy aroma. Light hops and malt, crisp and clean finish.
omhper (21761) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Copper colour, brief head. Grassy caramel aroma. Clean, fairly hard mouthfeel. Full-medium bodied, a lightly pleasant touch of buttery malt, generously hoppy with resiny, bitter finish. A good beer, but has very little resemblance to German bock beers.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep amber color with a medium off white head. Malty and yeasty. Full in aroma and finishes very clean and crisp. Very good year round bock from Rogue Ales.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Caramel, toast, malt and fruit aroma and a slight yeastiness (perhaps similar to yellow snow). Despite a promising start it all gets a bit dull and fails to please.