OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 This is by far one of the best seasonal winter beers I have ever had. Dark amber in color with a creamy head. Really impressive
omhper (21286) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Brownish amber with rich, creamy head. Flowery toffee aroma. Sweet, medium boided. Short mouthfeel, weak malt structure. Fruity with motes of plums. Some salty bitterness.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber in color. All sorts of spices in the air, combined with malts. Very malty and spicy beer. Good beer to drink through-out winter.
notalush (5360) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/copper color, with decent lacing and a mildly fruity aroma - this doesn't taste much like a weizen bock, but it is pretty tasty none-the-less - slight sweetness, with a mild fruit flavor, which makes way for some wheaty, grainy flavors - bit of hops in the finish, with some malt to balance it out fairly well.
Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice frothy head, which dissipated within a minute. The color is a deep, dark amber, bordering on red. Flavor falls flat; I expect more hop finishing, I guess. Unremarkable, and not as good as SAWLs past.
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good dark bock and it was strong and smoothj with a great colour and flovur that was strong yes soft nicve head ans such
larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a yellow-ish head.
Aroma from toffee and hop.
Rather dry palate and some alcohol-feel.
A fine, bitter flavour with hints of chocolate.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber beer with a bubbly off white head. Smells like malt, hops, banana peel. The bitterness is quite evident in both the smell and the flavor. Has a dirtiness to the flavor & a bite that gets you in the nostrils. OK, but nothing really spectaculat here. Slightest citrus spice flavor as it warms. Leaves the mouth tasting like apple peel.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2003 release. Dark reddish brown color, with a decreasing head. Faint aroma of malts and hops. Dissapointed this beer has been much better in the past. Lacks in full-bodied flavor and texture. Seems to me it's just a step above a regular lager.
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange, citrusy aroma.. perhaps a bit of lemon. Pours dark brown with a decent head, which recedes quickly. Mouthfeel average I guess. More wheaty than fruity/spicy. I could easily detect a pretty decent alcohol content. Overall I think this beer is actually well suited towards winter. A bit heavy on the malty side, but overall a pretty good blend of flavors.