bytemesis (4762) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pour clear reddish amber with a medium beige head - creamy with great lacing. Aroma is dominated by caramel. Flavor is the same, malty and lightly spicy from the rye. Very light sweetness, light bitterness. Full body, creamy mouthfeel.
yespr (36090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown to dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malty. Mellow malty, roasted, smooth and light estery. Bitter and roasted malty finish.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 42. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a large offwhite head. Fair head retention. Aroma of rye, toast, bread, caramel. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, rye, herbal hops. Medium bodied.
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Taste is burnt caramel.
deyholla (8348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep red with a tan head that has a slight yellow hue. Head dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a good amount of dark bread with rye coming through and a touch of sweetness. Flavor starts with a bit of sweetness but is full of dark bread with a bit of rye coming through.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at W.B. Dark amber pour with thin off white head. Scent is rye, caramel and spices. Taste is rye, caramel and hops.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Ghost Ryderbock
Date: March 04, 2012
Appearance: cloudy amber, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, candy sweetness, earthy, bready
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, very bready, drying earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Hazed, dark amber body with a half-inch head of slightly off-white foam.
Smell: Sweetish caramel, bread, and toasted rye grain morsels with a subtle German hop note yielding just a bit of spice.
Taste: Caramel-flavored cream dovetailing a bready, moderately toasty maltiness. Small spur of rye. Modest fruity elements of sultanas and baked apples. Lightly spicy hops help to curtail the sweetness. Malty finish, still a bit sweetish, with lingering hints of rye and German hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
Overall: A worthwhile bock.