Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New sweet malt aroma with some hopiness, hazy red robe. Nuts and chocolate in the mouth, with some of the resinous west coast hops coming out. A certain raspeberry tartness is detected. Always a good beer.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Average light brown bock covered buy a thick off white head. The nectar! One of my favorite (easy to obtain) chillin' beers. Great malts with obvious hop bite.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2003 Boy oh boy. Did I need to rerate this. I must have had a bad bottle last week as this one was simply divine. Sweet and easy to drink. The bottle gets mad props for inventiveness as well.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange with an off-white head. Sweet floaral/fruity aroma with lots of caramelized sugar. A little hop spice and cider aromas break up all the malty goodness. Sweet with roasted marshmallow on the very light bitter finish. Aroma is a little more robust than its mouthfeel, making it seem a little watery. Good brew though.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured nice very orange wth a full lasting head that left a fair amount of lacing around the glass. Flowers and cirus are present in the overall spicy nose. Spicy and tart to begin followed by a bitter hoppy finish. This one's a keeper.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: I didn't know the style of this beer prior to pouring and tasting. I assumed by the name that it was probobly an "extreme IPA" something along the lines of Arrogant Bastard. It poured a golden orange hue, clear with a decent head that did not last too long. Malty Aroma, Vienna malts? sweetness with a balanced if slightly flat finish. AHH Bock.(M.A.S.H. reference) This is good drinkable beer. A bit tame compared to the label but 6.6abv is hidden well. Would like to try this on tap, I bet it's awesome.
Reid (1858) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Came in the 22 oz "Bomber" with the by now famous "Dead Guy" atop a cask label!
Wow I AM impressed by the look of this beer! The brew is a hazy amber colour, topped by a small , but creamt, off white head, very good !
The aroma of this beer is not overwhelming, but is well balanced with hops and malts to the fore...smells like fresh rain.
Ahhh wonderful taste to this ale! Malty yet not to cloyingly sweet, creamy yet it has bite.Nice taste of honey..and a nice understated hop bitterness at the end.
A very nice feeling in the mouth, its smooth and not too dry of a finish.
This is overall an excellent beer and very drinkable in my opinion.
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of like a hazy golden colour. Little and quick diminishing head. Aroma of raisins (?), which is really nice. Tastes awesome, decent hops leave a nice aftertaste. A great choice, hopefully the LCBO will keep it around.
Kinz (3257) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish orange, decent head. Aroma of maple syrup, very sweet malts. Flavors also revolve around said sweet malts. Some hops on the finish add a bit of spiciness to help balance, but also an unfortunate vegetal tinge. Well made, but not my bag.
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 big creamy head. nice nearly lucid golden copper body, fizzy. fizzy and a little bit watery. sweet like bubblegum, honey. a bit earthy, nutty. pleasant bittersweet aftertaste. egh, good. UPDATE 9/25/04: huge sparkly tight head that morphes into a huge airy mess. the body is a dark fiery amber with a ruby orange highlight. this is smooth. ooh... yes. this is a strong quaffable ale. well balanced. sweet like bubblegum or candy yet bitter enough to balance. it has an european twang. i like it! sorta a good example of bock, but with an obviously other semantic. and what do you know... i JUST read that this beer is a bock. so... i read the description and i agree with it. uprated, definitely. this brew is cool as its glow-in-the-dark bottle! damn, i haven’t rated this since nearly a year ago! i look back and think... yes, this is a nearly cloying, nearly too sweet, nearly watery mess. but it’s not. dig it. UPDATE 2/8/05: yup, i agree! downrated, overall, though... a bit chunky, not as quaffable as i once thought it was. but still, damn, nice! i’d sum it up as very smooth albiet slightly chunky; however, i’d had some beers before this, so my ordering is backwards ;o) anyway, bubblegum and light fruit, nuttiness, spice like pils, and delicious. always interesting, always rogue. very good!