GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a white head. Nutty malt aroma. Very nice nutty taste with good amounts of alcohol and malt.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty aroma with a cloudy dark amber color and a creamy white head. A sweet malty flavor with a nutty aftertaste.
hershiser2 (1683) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charlottesville, VA. Pours light amber with no head whatsoever. Looks flat and quite plain. Slightly malty aroma, ordinary, with no hoppiness. Not much of a flavor, other than a simple amber or bock beer (which frequently relies on the ordinary and plain itself), with slight maltiness. Bland. Oh well. Note: this is NOT their "Fall Bock" beer.
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bock was great. Very amber in color with a light hops smell and a decent head. very crisp taste not too bitter. It was a very smooth beer for high content beer.
TheBeerGod (5750) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2004 Had this at St. George Brewing in their sampling room. *** Also, while picking up some cask conditioned Porter today (10-15-04), Conor gave me a bottled sample of this. Thanks Conor! Amber body. Nose is light spicy hops and a pleasant maltiness. Bit of mild grassiness as well. Taste is malty with more of the spiciness coming through. Crisp at times but still a bit chewy. The alcohol is there but not overdone and leaves a bit of warming with it. Finishes well with milder malt and hop spice with minimal bitterness. Very good beer!