Norton (327) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ordered a draft of this stuff. Very undistinguishing. Pretty hoppy but much too sweet which weighs down the tastebuds. I found this beer to be extremely filling - I declined to finish my glass. Has that ultra-generic ’microbrew’ flavor that I HATE - see: any Pete’s brew, all seasonal Sam Adams, any Sierra Nevada, etc. Boring. Bloaty. Bleh.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice, unique bock. A good balance of yeast and hops. Pleasant amber color, very easy to drink.
Ernest (5907) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted bread), moderately hoppy (apricot, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Strikingly average and certainly not bock-like or German in character at all. Smells like an American amber ale or perhaps an English strong ale.
Treehugger (8) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful beer. Nice and hoppy, not too heavy on the malt. Much fresher taste on tap than in the bottle.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 butter yeasty aroma that causes as many smiles as hanging out with Team Fucked Up at the beach. It just says drink me. Excellent ballance, all I can say is that it makes me smile. Good hops, malts seem really strong as well. Awsome.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bock?!?!? Hoppy and bitter. Cloudy and reddish copper. No head to speak of. There’s a little maltiness in there but not like a real bock. Ale yeast for a bock, interesting. A different sort of brew, not terrible, but not good enough to be really interesting.
notalush (4460) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The medium-brown color gives a hint of the subtle complexity of this unique ale. Overall, it has a medium body, but, as ales go, it is very rich. There is a subtle maltiness and a lot of hops. There are very vague, yet enjoyable, hints of flowers and caramel. Nice finish, too.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It tastes like alcohol, smells like alcohol...looks like alcohol? Well, it also tastes like flowers. Not bad, I guess. Very hoppy.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. This was the first beer at the Rogue pub in Portland that would end in Newport, OR with 18 samples over a week. Deep honey color. Malty and grainy flavor. A rich full flavored beer.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good crisp, hoppy brew. Not my favorite of styles but certainly work trying.