Loddeer (171) - USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a great offering, oak tasting and creamy dark flavor, with plenty of complexity and ample variance. If I was a huge fan of bocks, I would probably have this one close to the top of my list. Again, my bias is the type, rather dark and dreary ... still a great beer.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I canít believe it has taken me this long to try this. Pours amber with a lite fluffy head. Huge malty aromas with some nice spiciness in the background. Med-heavy bodied. Rather hoppy flavors, typical of Rogue, w/ a huge munich malt backbone. Nice crisp finish. Really well balanced. I canít believe this is an ale. Very clean and malty. I never tried it cause I always figured itís Rogue mass-produced beer and threrefore would be rather boring. Of course Iíve tried FS amber and Fat tire. I also tend not to like ale-bocks. Now I think I might try it as a hombrewer.
Mooncheese999 (8) - USA - DEC 9, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve read other reviews and was shocked that DGA didnít get the praise that it deserves. This is the perfect beer! Itís bitter and hoppy but it gos down smooth. I donít know what this fridge temperature talk is about...you gotta drink this stuff luke warm. The coolest thing about this beer is that its tap is a skull...thatís friggin awsome. Praise be to rogue because they rock it somethin fierce.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Reddish brown color with an off white head that dissapates quickly. Sampled at 52 degrees. Sweetish, fruity aroma. Sweet flavor initially that turns to a dry, bitter, and hoppy flavor. It is enjoyable, put not a first rate Ale. It is listed as a bock, it tastes like no bock I have had before. It tastes more like a pale ale.
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden-amber color with a nice fluffy head, leaves nice lacing. Aroma is ripe with malt and hops, flavor is the same. Has a full body witha bitter yet balanced finish. Overall an exellent brew that is good with dinner or desert.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Flavor is on the sweet side,
with caramel and a good dose of hops.
A little thin. Probably my least favorite Rogue beer.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear copperish-amber with a small white head that dissipated completely. Light vinuous aroma. Taste seems to have some grape and slight spice character. However, it has a strong watered-down impression, not unlike most macros surprisingly. Drinkable, but very disappointing considering who brewed it.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This Ale is decent but not what I had expected. I heard that this beer was very flavorful and bitter, but it is very mediocore tasting with little zest. Slightly carbonated with a slightly malty taste and little flavor. I think this beer would be better from the cask but im not sure. Do like the name of the beer though.
WeissGuy (10) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
it smells like really sweet bread, and it just tastes so darn good, so malty and the lassy head lasts for ever
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I wrote down my impressions of this beer than lost it, so the above ranking is my most generous recollection of scores. I just donít care for this. I can clearly recognize that it is a distinct, quality beer, but I just canít take it. There is something smoky (i.e. smoked salmon) about it that sticks with me unbearably. Iíve tried this several times over the years and itís just not for me.