bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown body with a light tan head. No lacing.
Malt with a subdued hop aroma.
Sweet malt taste with a powerful hop flavor. Big malty/bitter-bock aftertaste. Alcohol becomes more apparent.
Smooth but different body.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a coppery brown color and was slightly cloudy. The head was off white and fast fading (like the rogue honey cream ale I had right before it). Tasted sweet initially then got a little hoppy and finished with a hoppy and almost spocy finish.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-amber color. Small fast fading beige head. Aroma is light sweet malt. Flavor starts sweet then a quick bite on the tongue and a hop spicy finish. A rather tasty bock.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one very tasty libation, one that I quaff with much gusto over and over again! Verily I say unto you... drink this ale!
p.s. The skeleton on the bottle is cool, too!
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber orange crystal clear under a medium large shortish lasting head. Faint medicinal yeast and light malt aroma. Medium soft creamy smooth body. Medium well balanced hoppy and malty sweet start. Softer slightly fruitier (hint of orange peel?) flavours. Short dry clean bitter finish. Mild bitter aftertaste.
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
wouldn't have guessed it to be a maibock. tasted mainly of golden syrup with some salt and vinegar chips in the aftertaste
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I for one really enjoy this brew, it's dark amber color and white head is nice. Rich malty aroma with an undertone of piney hops, citrus, and vanilla. Starts off with an hoppy bite but the caramel malt sweetness balanced it out quite nicely. Hint of spice and alcohol on the finish as well. Medium-bodied with a dry and lively mouthfeel. While not true to the original style, it is still well done and recommended.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden brown, ruddy, thin lacey head. Aroma = caramel. Taste has a woody sweet start, bitter finish. Pretty hoppy beer.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very good bock. I was suprised at that I liked it. I could smell honey and brandy. It was on the sweet side but it was very good.
RobBestwick (735) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
spicy malt aroma, cloudy and rusty in colour, not much head, spicy and peppery flavour with a very sharp finish, quite complex.