IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Pours a clear dark brown with a good sized off white head. Fairly sweet, woody malts are the main players in the aroma. Flavor is a simple slightly bitter, woody flavor. Slightly metallic even. Thin watery feel and a carbonated bite that is a bit much. Aftertaste doesnít leave you with much but a slightly bitter trailer.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet caramel malt aroma is simple but appealing. Clear, dark copper-brown with decent off-white head that recedes to lightly cover. Caramel malts dominate with a light herbal bitterness and some finishing dark fruity esters. Light-medium body could stand to be a touch more rich especially as this is somewhat still in the mouth. Still, it was nice to re-visit a sentimental favourite from many yearís ago. Bottle. Thanks, Kawa!
Goodfieldnohit (9) - Canadian, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2004 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good as an everyday beer. No big deal though. To me it tastes like Negra Modelo.
empiman (21) - shawnee, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent beer, nothing special. Medium head on a copper liquid. Flavor is sorts neutral and has hints or caramel. Slight bitterness comes through in the aftertaste. Not bad at all.
desurfer (1290) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally got around to trying this. Iíll say from the start itís average. Looks nice in the glass, deep caramel color and no head. Not much aroma to speak of. Flavor is decent, some sweetness and soem hoppiness, but overal mainly blandness. Iíd take this over a BMC any day but it doesnít blow your mind or anything.
sdechert (13) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
For a Texas beer, itís not too bad. Itís certainly not a bock, however. Not sweet enough or strong enough. I had it on tap with a steak, and it went better with beef than most domestics. No head, brown color, low alchohol content, but very drinkable when cast against Bud or Coors.
urbanmm (4) - USA - DEC 19, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many years ago, I would have called this one of the best beers I had had. Now, fo ra bock it just doesnít hold up. Looks dark but drinks (and tastes) much lighter. Still worth a try; but no longer getting the rave reviews.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
For a bock, this beer is fairly thin. Itís a good flavor, but it needs something -- either more carbonation or just a heavier body. Overall a good beer, especially for the price (assuming itís domestic to you.)
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 Well, thanks to my secret santa I can finally take this off my beer list... I donít know why, I just have a thing for cheap regionals and this one always had a certain mystique to it. First thingís first, this isnít a bock or anything close. Too low in alcohol and without that heavy munich malt sweetness. Itís very brown in color but not really dark with just a small ring of foam on top. Nose is mild with a bit of toasty malt character. Light in flavor but thereís still enough malt depth to keep me somewhat interested. Light bodied with slightly fizzy carbonation but very easy drinking. A slight tart tang in the finish rounds things out. I can see why this would be popular regionally. Itís head and shoulders above BMC swill.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear medium brownish amber with a medium frothy off white head. Aroma of toast, caramel, herbs, and apricot with a hint of lemon. Medium watery body with lively carbonation. Flavor of toast, caramel, herbs and a hint of spice with a lemon twang in the finish. Very drinkable but nothing special. Not bad.