Jimsal27 (257) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall it was ok. Nose was sweet malt. Taste was malt some caramel. Kind bland.
Boomersmancave1 (62) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It looks like beer. It kinda smells like beer. Taste however is bland. Pours a decent amber color. No head. No lacing. Grainy smell. Buy something else.
cmacklin (307) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a thin white head. Weak aroma of malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt and caramel with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation.
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours a medium to darker amber color with a head that stays around. The aroma is fairly straight forward with dark sweet malts, maybe some molasses, and only the slightest hop note. The body is light to medium but it is smooth. The taste has a bolder, sweeter malt character but nothing that goes overboard. A mild bitterness at the end. Reminds me of beer from the golden age of the 1950’s.
Darkmagus82 (1828) - - AUG 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-19-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours an amber-brown color with a tiny white head. The head fades within seconds to leave no lacing.
Smell –The aroma is a mix of caramel and some lighter fruit smells. The fruit has a good presence of an apple aroma as well as a lighter showing of some grape. With these sweeter aromas are some lighter bready smells as well, which while they round out the smell some, can’t quite balance the sweeter smells.
Taste – The taste begins with some bready flavors as well as some of the fruit that was detected in the nose. Fruit flavors of grape along with a lighter caramel sweetness complement the bready flavors. The fruit fades as more caramel and some light roasted flavors come to the tongue. In the end a light herbal flavor and a drying out of the sweetness creates a crisper flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with the carbonation level being about average. While the carbonation is good for the drinkability of the beer the thin body does not do a nice job of highlighting the flavors and is too thin for the style.
Overall – While the flavors are decent, the look, feel and aroma are not the greatest. Just alright.
Bork (335) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 Very watery, light-bodied dark beer with faint traces of sweet malts but not much else going for it. Spritzy but refreshing.
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from the mixed sixer. Pours out a very thin looking amber. Little to no head. Fine carbonation. Not much notable aromas or flavors. Quite bland. Thin body and finish. Lackluster.
Roser (37) - Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance- dark mahogany brown. Small thin head that disappeared quickly. Just about no lacing.
Smell- clean, light, biscuity.
Taste- almost nothing going on here. I struggled to identify any character other than feint maltiness (and a tiny bit of sweetness).
Mouthfeel- thin, ultra light bodied, watery.
Overall- barely even OK. Disappointing. For home consumption? Absolutely not! For mass consumption? Fine (i.e. tailgating, BBQ’s), especially if it’s hot outside and the beer is ice cold (to help hide its deficiencies).
TizzleJizzle (628) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured an amber brown with a razor thin white top. Taste of caramel malts, slight fruit and a metallic finish. Medium carbonation, thin body. Meh
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the pour I got a nice amber colored beer with good clarity and an average two finger just off white head. The head fades to a wispy thin layer but a quick swirl will keep a small cap of foam on top. Lacing is very slick and minimal. The aroma is mildly sweet with some light hints of caramel and toasted malt back by grainy and light bready maltiness. Hop presence here is very light and sort of earthy/leafy. Just as the nose would suggest there is a mild sweetness from the light caramel and bready maltiness. A touch of raw grain or husk is also noted in the mix. Hops mix in here too and add a light balance of earthy hop bitterness. Its easy medium body and level carbonation is a bit light for a Bock but very easy to drink.