IrishBoy (3687) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle from Kaggie97; Thanks Kevin! Nose of banana, caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla; cloudy dark brown with a small, glass-lacing tan head; flavor is light hop bitterness, caramel, banana, light sweetness; nice thick body; finish light bitterness and caramel sweetness.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is damn good beer! Right in line with the best German Weizen Bocks. This one does it right with lots of spiciness and a wonderful dark fruit element. Brock should really do more along these lines because this rocks.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle provided by Solan.
World class beer here, though we had a hell of a time figuring out what style it was. Pours dark dark brown with a tiny dark tan head. Pours like an stout or an imp stout. Nose was enticing, Chocolate, Cherry, and some banana. This beer bares little resemblence to a weizen bock which I guess is a bad thing in that its not true to the style but this is such an amazing unique beer it doesn’t really matter. The taste is hugely malty and supremely smooth with huge cherry notes and alot of chocolate and yeast. There is a slight banana note at the end which is all that ties it to the style. In a way it reminded me of an old ale. Rich with a full mouthfeel and wonderful complex notes, this is definitely at the top of my weizenbock list. Amazing.
specksnreds (55) - USA - SEP 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible beer. Pours opaque black with a lacy tan head. Medium carbonation. Nose is full of bananas, with a hint of allspice. First sip yields the banana nose, but with cocoa and molasses underneath. Finishes slightly bitter with a little spice on the back of the tongue. Now if SA would make their other beers of equal caliber, I might regularly buy them.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
mmm///beer through this in recently in a trade and boy oh boy oh boy am I glad to be getting more! It pours a murky dark brown color with a small whitish head. Aroma is pretty muted. Some chocolate and banana. Flavor is not muted. No sir. This is bad ass. Flavor is banana, yeast, milk chocolate, spices. Nutmeg? Cloves? It is yeasty and pretty creamy. This beer is remarkably well done. I am interested to see how it cellars.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: snifter. pours a murky/cloudy mahogany color. nice hearty brown head, good retention and rather nice lacing.
S: some clove, banana, and sweet malts are present.
T: I pick up some light smoked meat flavors, but tons of green raisins, clove and some big banana. nice weizenbock flavors, some cocoa as well.
M: medium to full bodied. perfect carbonation level. sweet but not overbearing.
D: very nice brew and great style. not completely true to the style, but very close. very enjoyable and drinkable.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle served into my awaiting stein- poured with a non transparent very dark brown when held to a light source, low carbonation, 3mm thick tan head formed and laced rather nicely. Aroma of ... WOW, bananas, yeast, bread, clove, malt, sugar free chocolate. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt is the first thing that hits my tongue but then wood, rye bread, roasted wheat... finish creeps away like it did something bad and knows it. One of my fave styles, and a very well made brew.
ketchepillar (1022) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Called it on the style. Wheat character is similar to NG Black Wheat-has that distinct, and awesome NG wheat character. Although that is just one small portion of a very busy beer. That wheat business works well with some mellow silty chocolate and a nice muted, yet complex malt flavor.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. G’bye Aventinus, hello #7
My only comment close to a complaint was a bit of alscohol present, but even that seemed to fade. And though it’s not something I care about in a huge way, it did have an exceptionally lovely and tight cocoa head. Roasty, subtle esters, nice balance. Well done. Not one I think I would really care to cellar, but what the hell do I know? Might be nice to see what happens in a month or so. For now I am well pleased.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On tap at Draught House on October 4, 2008) This sucker is dark. No carbonation. Thin, light brown, silky head. Don’t get alot from the aroms (I have a bad nose), but the flavor is exceptional. Up there with Aventinus in my opinion. Sweet, but light on the palate. Bananas. Oatmeal. Cloves are prominent, and an unidentified root detected by Ana hovers in the tongue’s peripheral taste. St. Arnold has done a fine job once again. I need to find some bottles of this for the cellar...