jbuzz (748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown, nice nutty malt taste smooth very rich and easy drinking. One of the better Schells.
Dragonfly1 (482) - Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peoria Beerfest 2009. Sample pour. Light brown in color, faint head. Nice nutty flavor with some sweetness- very balanced. Nothing too complex here, but very nice flavor.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a creamy quickly dissolving tan topper. Aroma of toasted grain, pale malts and caramel. Taste of toasted English malts, toffee, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Goes down very easy and finishes up a bit dry.
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is nutty and caramel malt. Color is dark brown and amber. Tastes of malts and a slight earthy tone. Mouthfeel is smooth and goes down easily. I really enjoy this style, sweet yet very smooth.
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from stykzone, thanks a million Dave!! Pours a nice amber color with a pretty small white head. Aroma is full of malt, caramel, nuts and some oxidized metallic smell. Flavor is somewhat metallic with caramel, light hops and some nice nutty flavors. Metallic flavors and aroma stop this from being a pretty damn good beer.
Tripplebrew (774) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber red with little head. Aroma is metallic, beyond that not a lot. Flavor is metallic with floral notes and ginger.
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red, brownish color with a very thin head. Aroma of sweet malt and toffee. Strong, very strong, fresh grain taste. It’s like jumping into a combine after the harvest. Some toasted malt and caramel as well. Distinct yet light floral hop finish. Really quite good. Schells was always a decent brewery, but they have gotten a lot better recently.
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in trade from br3meister. Thanks! Pours a dark nutty amber with no lasting head. Smell is slightly sweet, maple like malt. Taste is some dark nutty malt with some toasty caramel and balancing hops without much bitterness. Medium to thin body and normal carbonation. Solid, beer and a style that I’m not too familiar with.
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hay aroma. Earthy. Dark Amber color. Clear. Great tan head, not too much. Silky feel. Somewhat sour flavor, but not massively. Carmel notes. Medium body. Average carbonation. Long finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Buebie poured into a pint glass.
Pours a deep clear copper with a one inch off-white head that recedes to a ring and leaves no lacing.
The aroma is mainly roasted caramel malts but with some dark fruits, especially raisins. There is a hint of hops in the nose as well.
The taste has an initial sweetness of caramel malts with some toasted grains in the background. Some earthy hops are present though very subtle.
The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with lots of carbonation and very smooth going down.
This is a great bock with great complexity but still extremely drinkable. I really enjoyed this one.