kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear red, scant off white head, sweet malt aroma balanced by earthy hops, rich carmel malt flavor, nice yeasty biscuit character, touch of sweetness, light earthy hop bitterness, nice,
Score: ii+ to ii
Words: Blind Tasting
clear dark amber, wispy white head, sweet dark caramel aroma with light earthy hops, a bit thin, rich dark caramel flavor, a bit aged, only a touch of sweetness, too balanced for a bock - needs sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Tmoney99 (10580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Party Source.
Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture with flat carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with an medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
This beer went well with my spicy pizza.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, amber lager with orange highlights. The nose is of medium-dry, brown sherry, chocolate and caramel with just a whisper of maple syrup. The malty flavor echoes the aroma. Rich, but not annoyingly sweet. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet and grassy. Thanks go out to Matt and Kenny for providing the bottle!
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a thick white head. the nose shows light sweet malt. A little bit of caramel and toast. Well-lagered with a kiss of sweet toffee on the back. Itís swet but not cloying or treacly. A nice balance of fresh breadiness. Itís a pretty solid beer.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Clear deep coppery/ruby edged pour with 2-finger khaki head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, apricot, honey, brown sugar. Medium palate with tastes of caramelly malt, brown sugar, apricotty fruit, honey.
CaptainCougar (7130) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent bright copper with a nicely-lacing frothy tan head. Aroma of earthy, grainy Munich malt and a decently authentic noble hoppy balance and a hint of orange citrus. Body starts with a nicely sweet, lightly toasted maltiness combined with a good bready lager yeasty profile and pleasant noble hoppy bitterness. Full-bodied, yet drinkable, authentic and enjoyable.
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured hazy medium amber with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted caramel and dark fruity notes paired with a little bit of odd cleanser.. sprinkles of earth if you dig deep. The flavor found more of the fruit with lesser caramel and some molasses at the core.. black peppery spices and dry earthy bitterness around.. spicy through the finish, and quite dry. Medium-bodied with pushy carbonation that impeded the flow at odd times.. OK feel beyond that.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of doclock. Pours amber/red with a rich off white head. Smells sugary with some oranges, lemons, dough and pepper. Tastes roasty and nutty with a nice malt character complimenting the hoppy peppery finish. Mouthfeel is thick and chocolatey on this one.
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Tmoney99. Pours a clear reddish amber with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet malt, caramel, slight earthy hops, and a slight off odor (metal?). The flavor is sweet caramel malt, light roast, light earthy hops,with some bready character. Very smooth with light carbonation. Not bad.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bock pours a deep color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to small sized white foamy head. Aroma is bready and sweet, touch of caramel. A medium bodied bock. Malts are beady and sweet, lots of cookie flavors. Slightly sweet tasting with a nice caramel malt backbone. Hops are earthy and slightly floral. Itís a touch harsh tasting and perhaps a little thin, but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is slightly thin. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is bready and slightly sweet.