Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of douglas88. Pours deep murky copper with some modest opacity and thin tan head. The aroma is dark fruitiness and nuttiness kind of blending together. The taste begins with somewhat tart cranberry moving into richer cherry, dark grapes, some tangelo and then solid nuttiness. Easy drinking stuff.
markwise (5145) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours amber-brown with a white head. Nose is light malt, cooked veggies, and some barely noticeable citrus. Flavor is about the same with heavy vegetable notes and a light body. Not necessarily my bag.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering courtesy Ibrew2or3 thanks Dave-pours a light tan head and gold color. Aroma is smoked, cooked veggies, medium malt. Taste is smoked, sweet medium malt. Easy.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber. Nose is sweet caramel, citrus, oranges, vegetal, lemon zest. Flavor is tart fruit, sweet caramel, mild spice.
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid choice when at Wasatch, but seems to fit more easily in the Brown category. Nose of worked malts and walnut shells; flavors of the same with dark roast and mild hops.
douglas88 (8177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Octoberfest in Snowbird Ski Resort near Salt Lake City. Pours a dark amber body with a huge and creamy beige head. The aroma is tons of malts, some caramel and fruit too. The taste was excellent; smooth and powerful malt flavors, some nutty and toasted aspects, and a bunch of spices, mostly cloves and nutmeg. A slight banana too, and overall and awesome mouthfeel; creamy and full. A very good example of the style. Pure goodness.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a great bock. True to style and had all that was needed for a great beer. Loved the malts and the off flavors assoctiated with this beer. A deep dark brown color I loved the flavors this gave with the food. A beer to drink.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler: A deep red amber colour in the glass with a large, soft creamy head. Malty aroma with honey and raisins. Smooth creay mouthfeel with a very lively carbonation (especially from a growler). An interesting smokey character is present on the palate which blends with some nutty malts and a woody component and balances the lingering bitterness well. A very pleasant surprise indeed! Thanks mom.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. An nice copper-hued body with a huge, off-white head. The carbonation is staggering, considering the growler was two months old. Smooth, malty nose with whole grain bread and slightly toasted nuts in a faint caramel sauce. The crispness at the end only lends itself to notions of hops. Full and supple in the mouth. Nice malty flavors with light hops to balance in the end. I don't have much experience with this style, but this was a hell of beer. Balance and very flavorful. Much better than my narrow mind expected from Utah.