Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a nice off white head. Aroma is lightly malty, crystal malt, toasty. Taste is mollases, caramel, light smoke, light chocolate.
jbuzz (733) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice smooth and creamy/malty beer. only slightly metallic taste. great rich color and aroma
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown/red, thin off white head. Malty aroma, caramelly and bock-ish... Full bodied, malty flavour - very nice. Not something I usually go for but very good.
ContemplateBeer (1353) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toffee, caramel and plum scents. Appearance is well carbonated medium brown with creamy head. Flavor matches the nose well, with more of an emphasis on the caramel. Palate is creamy. Good.
twindadplus2 (570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark coppery brown color with a film of a head. Spicy roasted malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a bitter sweet finish that lasts. Medium with an almost sticky mouthfeel. This is a very easy drinking, satisfying beer.
wickster (83) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I must say I really enjoyed this one. Very good bock. Nice dark coper color. Getting lots of malt, but a nice balance, not a total malt bomb or anything....I would buy this again!
beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a really solid bock. I enjoyed this more than most Sam Adams brews. Nice malty taste with just a touch of sweetness. Some bread type notes in it as well.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber brown with a tan head. Aroma is caramel malts with hints of chocolate. Flavor is nice and malty with caramel, brown sugar and hints of chocolate coming through. Not bad.
undsioux7 (789) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear deep amber/copper. Aroma of toasted cereal and fruit. Taste is the same. I found this to be an easy drinker. Good stuff
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle ( 12oz ). Clear copper-amber, very large fluffy beige lasting head, thick lace remnants. Decent, if light aroma - toasty cereal malt, dry cocoa, slight sour, as from a hint of unripe fruit. Taste is syrupy, thick cereal grain, quite pungently floral, a decent bitter/sweet balance - a little fruitiness around the edges. Light, watery mouthfeel, but a bit sticky - adequately carbonated, quick-finishing, quite crisp. Not bad.