Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby brune body with an off white head. Malty caramel with hints of vanilla and a light hop bitterness. Some hints of cherry and nuts. Not bad.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a slightly hazy bright copper color with a short lived off white head.
the smell is rather uninteresting... sweet and grainy with some dirt and metal.
the flavor is made up mostly by sweet graininess... golden raisins, faint chocolate, nuttiness and some lager yeast with a surprisingly dry spicy finish.
it is medium bodied and would be fairly easy to drink if it weren’t for the abundance of sugar and its one dimensional-ism. 5/3/6/3/11/2.8
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a beigh head. Aroma is malty with caramel, nuts, faint chocolate and some graininess. Flavor is toasted caramel, nuts, light chocolate and a touch of toffee. with a medium body and a light bitter finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells fruity and sweet. Tastes sweet and malty with a sugary finish.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Harris Teeter Barracks Road
Charlottesville, VA. Pours an orange copper color with a
moderate head, average head retention and average lacing. Very
malty aroma with slight grain, nutty and caramel notes. Taste is
also very malty, with nuts, caramel, grain, raisin and tart
fruity notes. Medium bodied.
nearbeer (4723) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. thanks for the trade Butters. Clear dirty copper with a tall, lasting meringue cap. Lots of sticky lace left behind. Spicy nut, earthy chocolate and a hint of sour berry in the aroma. The flavor is molasses blended with light tart berry, funky chocolate, gunmetal and toasted grain. Medium body is smooth with light carbonation, and finishes grainy-dry. Very nice.
mcox90 (1862) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a good 3/4" off white head. Nose is chocolate, malts and a hop or 2 in the background. Palate is medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor was a nice mix of caramel, semi-sweet chocolate, malts, barley, all with a touch of hop bitterness.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade with Butters. Poured brown with a creamy off-white head that left light lacing. Aromas of milk chocolate, nut, and a light hop backing. The flavor has nuts, roasty malts, and a light hop undertone. Medium body that is sweet in the beginning and ends bitter.
jimhilt (2544) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is semi sweet caramel with some late hop bitterness. $1.33 for a 12oz bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT.
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A copper color with a very ruddy complexion. Smaller, but stable creamy, beige head. Simple, sweet, toasted almonds and caramel scents. Mildly toasted malt, touch of vanilla, bits of apricot and earthy cherrywood in the flavors. Dry, somewhat woody finish and linger. Not much malt depth. This one help the myth of bocks being from the bottom/cleaning of the barrels.