Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 2010. 750 ml. caged and corked bottle. Golden color. Malty aromas with fruit, honey, spice and sweet notes. Very nice mouthfeel, good balance, and hops with a bit of alcohol on the finish.
Malty_MacHops (641) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep malty aroma with hints of fruit. Amber golden color. Sweet but not cloying. Medium bodied with a long sweet finish.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep honey in color, moderate white foamy head, spotty lacing.   Big heavy sweet grassy nose, slight melon and honey.   Very bready and grassy on the tongue.   Smooth, surprised this is 8.3%.   Seems
to have held up over these years.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A bit more dusty and dry grasses on the finish, but it remains somewhat sweet.   I thought this would be heavy and cloying, but nope.   Great balance!
Errl (2326) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to acks..Pour is dark..Nose is sweet, Nose is caramel, oxidation, sweetness..Taste is caramal, sweetness, cereal, musty, grains..
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick foamy patch of head which eventually retreated to reveal a sparkling golden blonde bock. In the nose, there is a mild balance between grassy hops and grained malts that are typical of this particular style. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side with a bold bitter finish. Notes of sweet high quality malt that could pass as European while also having a bread or grain like taste. The hops involved are moderate and seem to throw the flavor a little off balance compared to the aroma this beer gave off, but they are surely interesting.
travita (4575) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is golden in color, clear, and not much head. The smell is fruits, light, malts, and floral. The taste is malt, fruit, floral, and light.
AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a decent beer, not too familiar with the Heller Bock style so i wont go into big detail. I think it might have been slightly too old, maybe better when fresh, but I discovered it on a back shelf at work and had to try it. Slightly too hoppy for my liking, I much prefer their Stout they did for the 30th Anniversary series.
lopisar (241) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much to say about smell. Very unpersonal taste with alcohol dominating.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice medium brown body that started clear and gradually grew more opaque as the sediment began to stir. A nice tan head that faded to a thin coating, nice lace. Aroma had a nice sweet malt note and some toasted notes. Good balance on the flavor, delicately sweet and had good balance from the toasted malts. A good smooth body and a full finish. A decent beer that probably would have been better 6 months ago.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/25/2010. Pours very hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, apple, pear, bread, toast, brown sugar, grass, herbal, floral, light clove, and earthy peppery spiciness; some moderate cardboard as well that reduce as it warms. Pretty nice aromas with good complexity and balance; despite the oxidation. Taste of caramel, apple, pear, bread, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, light clove, and earthy peppery spiciness; slight cardboard as well, but not too bad. Lingering notes of caramel, apple, pear, bread, toast, brown sugar, grass, floral, clove, and earthy peppery spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance with good complexity; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial helles offering. Nice balance and complexity of malt and spicy flavors; and very smooth to drink for the gravity. The oxidation certainly knocked it down a bit; but it was still a very enjoyable offering.