bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to Samuel Adams glass. Pours dark amber with thin head, but it continues to lace. Cherries, bread. Nice coffee, chocolate with a bit of bitter finish. Alcohol is present and accounted for, could be a little sweeter. Very nice full palate with ample carbonation. A very good bock, nice to find this one.
Enniskillen (2044) - 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 (772) - 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 (1782) - 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 (632) - 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 (85) - 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 (2382) - 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 (861) - 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