Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber color, small head. Pretty strong hop flavor. Long bitter finish.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, a beautful copper with orange hues. Decent head and lace. Malty nose with some caramel and honey sweetness. Medium bodied,very rich, crisp,earthy hops, honey is definite present, solid malt (cereal like) backbone. A divinley balanced brew.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
True amber color, beige head. Initially crisp in the mouthfeel. Tastes then alternate between a sweet malty honey flavor and a refreshing hop taste...well balanced...well done.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a nice dark amber color and tan head. Nice aroma to it. Some sweetness to the taste, with a bit of tanginess. The title and label may be a way to get some of my punk rock buddies to switch from drinking Rolling Rock.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doesn’t really taste like a bock to me. Has distinctive ale qualities in my book. Stong hoppiness is out of style. Decent malt qualities but not in thick and rich enough to qualify as a good bock to me.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2003 Strong hops taste, higher alcohol. Not too bad, but not this brewer's best by any means. Rerate: Sweetness dominates the palate, but that's ok. Really drinkable and an all around good beer.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was vey upset with this brew by one of the better brewery’s in the US. It was lacking something, but I can’t put my finger on it.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now I find out this is a bock...I wasn’t sure what I was drinking. The hops really came through, but I detected a good malt backbone to support this. Wasn’t as drinkable as I would have liked. I could sense the alcohol at the end of the sip.
HighlanderOne (930) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2009 Rerate. Poured from bottle. Brown sugar and hops in aroma. Translucent amber, thin white head. Big hop flavor, like an IPA , but with a sweet honey / caramel flavor as well. I don’t notice the alcohol in flavor. A touch of wood smoke as well. Great, crisp feel. Excellent.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 One of the nicest looking beers, deep honey/amber with a nice malty nose, hops almost overpowered by the malt, but evident, one of rouges least hoppy beers around 35 IBU, malty like a bock with a more pronounced hop flavor and fruiter esters. damn good!