Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label on this beer drew me to try it. I like the orange amber color. The head fizzles out quickly and doesn't leave much lace. The aroma is malty and sweet. It has a nice sweet taste as well, but almost too sweet. Overall, a pretty good beer worthy of any dead guy.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quickly disappearing head. Very little lacing. Fresh bread aroma. Flavor is good but nothing notable. I haven't had many Bocks but this seems like an average ale to me.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a bock? I was expecting much darker and much more complexity in the flavor. This beer was pretty good, but it's totally forgettable. Rogue has way better beers to offer than this one.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a Maibock: It's not an Amber, it's not a Pale Ale. Keep that in mind when you review it.
Pours a dark amber with a decent off-white head that leaves moderate lacing.
Smells of malt sweetness with a touch of hops, but it's more complex than that.
Taste is like a mix between an Amber and a Bock. Lots of caramel malt but offset with a generous amount of hops. I wish I had the 22oz instead of the 12oz bottle because the bigger ones list the ingredients. I'm quite certain that it has neither Cascade or Centenial hops because while the hop taste is definately present, it's subdued. The alcohol content is noticable but only barely.
Mouthfeel is very full, creamy yet crisp. Drinkability is certainly great, but beware of the alcohol content.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 My wife loves this beer but there is an off perfumey element that I find a bit unpleasant. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle with a very cool label this beer pours amber-orange color with minimal head. The beer is very cloudy. There is a mild sweet scent. The taste is sweet and nutty with a mealy texture. The nut taste lingers. There is a bitter sourness that lies beneath the surface flavors of this beer. I can not readily identify what it is but it turns me off.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2004 Hazy amber with a medium diminishing white head. Lightly floral aroma of honey, caramel, cookie, and toasted bread. Medium watery, very slightly syrupy body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Sweet flavor of honey, caramel, and bread with hints of citrus and pine. Finishes moderately bitter. Decent.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
wonderful dark amber color with a decent white head...very strong malt aroma with hints of good whiskey. excellent flavors of malt and sweetness with a bit of carmel. very smooth...not really a bock beer but wonderful nontheless!!!
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy amber orange with a small head and some lace. The aroma is of malt and some hops. The flavor is quite hoppy, with a good rich malt to finish it out. The palate is rich, yet quite cleansing and refreshing. Overall, this is a unique Bock that works well.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very clear low carbonated beer with a dark straw color to it. The aroma had a mutted hop tone. Tasts of carmel malts and a sweetness similar to honey leave a clean mouthfeel. There was a faint hop bitterness and a hint of a lingering fruit taste, almost tastes like apricot.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin orange-hued head over a great looking amber-red beer. Very thin lacing. Warm caramel notes and sweet malt with assertive nose of aromatic hops. Perfect amount of carbonation. Slightly sweet on the palate which quickly gives way to a long pleasantly hoppy finish. Very good.