shadey (1946) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hoppy aroma. Red pour with a very quick disappearing head. The hops continue through the flavor. Actually hops is about the only thing I could taste. I am still not so sure about the Oregon OBSESSION with hops. This beer isn’t so bad, but many are ruined by the excessive hops.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy for a bock. Goes down easy but then the hops kick you later. Nice dark homey/brown hue. Flavor opens up nicely when poured. Nice bitter finish following a smooth sweet taste.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
No bock should have this much hops, people when will you realize that hops are best when used in extreme moderation.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey Brown Coloring. Hoppy Aroma. Hops on the tongue. Easy / Smooth to drink.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUN 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is definitely a very hoppy bock. Not entirely true to styl, but pretty good. Appearance is a nice golden brown and the nose is of hops. Hints of honey and sweetness in the malt which is sort of like the backbone, then thehops take over with a pleasing bitterness.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 NABA Festival: Honey brown, dark. Light soapy head. Smell of fruit and heavy spices. Nutty flavor, spices. Smells good!
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured med amber honey with a off white head. aroma caramel, malty hints of honey. flavor nice hoppy and some bitterness with a touch of sweetness. another good one from rogue
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with a small tan colored head. Has a malty, caramel aroma. Finish was a bit bitter.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour great smooth taste, but a little bit too much of a hop finish for my taste. Very little head, deep honey color. Not too bad.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2004 12 oz bottle at Azure. Poured with no head, fresh tasting though, good hop presence more along the lines of dark ale, a maibock?
Re rated and upgraded after drinking at the Electric Factory - 22 oz bottle is best buy at the bar, and on draft at the Old Bay: rich and filling. The 36oz NY strip of beers.