holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle thanks to 17th Floor. Pours a clear dark red brown with a beige creamy head that quickly fades to a ring. Malty bock aroma - roasted, toffee, caramel, brown sugar. Thin but syruppy body. Odd flavors are a mess - Syruppy sweet charred bitter caramel so many flavors that are not going together. Mostly its that overly sweet syruppy malt that becomes roasty and hot alcohol almost spicy in the finish. Ah, that’s enough rating, I can pour this one down the drain.
scooterbub (768) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 31, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red-copper with a thin, foamy, clingy tan head. Taste is of alcohol, caramel, fruit and malt. Very sweet. Aroma of alcohol, caramel and malt. Weak in both flavor and aroma. Slightly better as it warms. Not that impressive. I am glad the four pack I got was on sale for $5.40. Might be one to store and see if the flavor improves.
cheap (3742) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Nice thin creamy head. Friendly yeasty aroma. Strong bock initial flavors. Alky is certainly apparent. Decent carbonation. Color is orange red brown. Medicinal coarse alky laced finish.