ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Really smooth, malty taste. Slight bitter finish that makes you want to take another sip. Bottle art rocks. I drink this every chance I get
Garrat (1311) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2006 From a big bottle.Deep marmalade in colour,nice head,very smooth malt and hop flavours.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was legit. amber in color with thick white head that disappeared pretty quickly when poured from the bottle. caramel, butty, malty aroma as well as taste. add some hops to the taste as well. easy slidin down and slightly bitter finish but not enough to make me make a face. parfait.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown with a little off-white/brown head. Maltiness and a little hops in the aroma. Flavors of caramel malt and nutty. Moderate carbonation. Smooth drinking with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 Sweet malty aroma. Pours ever-so-slightly hazy deep amber into the glass, with a decent head that leaves mild lacing. The bitter backing of the beer stands firm against the blend of caramel sweetness and tart fruit notes. Although it honestly feels a bit thinner than a traditional maibock (which is generally heavier in the malt arena), it is decently put together. It is satiating to the palate, with a nice amount of carbonation to lend drinkability (in a session manner). Again, this seems not as "thick" as the commercial classification, but you’d certainly do worse than this brew. Definitely lends the want for another.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours warm amber with coarse off white head. Malty and minty-sweet hop aromas. Palate pleasantly soft. Quite sweet. Sweet malt flavors with some carmel and fruitiness, and a hop profile that seem to mostly contribute to, rather than contrast, the sweetness. Not going to be a personal favorite, but an interesting and different brew. And as always, Rogue does good stuff.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice maltiness and sweet aroma. Not at all what I was expecting. Not bad at all as far as bock beers go.
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good brew here, more hoppy in my opinion than people seem to give it credit for. I thought it was a perfect balance of hops and malt. The taste was wonderful although the depiction on the bottle leaves a harsh first impression. My first maibock and definitely worth a try.
JPleuss (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a fine Maibock. I had my first "Dead Guy Ale" at a Christmes party where one guy received it as a gift and passed around the 22 oz. bottle. It was appreciated by all. Nice large head, good malty taste and aroma. A slight hoppy finish. Quite satisfying, all in all.
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice large white head on top of a hazy brown-orange body. The aroma was of malty sweetness with a plum nose followed by a nice hoppy grass scent. The flavor was dead on to the aroma, maly sweetness upfront and a nice hoppy bitterness to finish it off. Overall a fairly dry finish. Liked this one.