DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2002
Sweet, molasses aroma, deep garnet, tiny toffee head. Extra sweet malt and caramel flavour, good bitterness in the after taste. Sweet, creamy, syrupy, very little carbonation, almost like a malt beverage? Very enjoyable though! heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Attractive dark brown color, nice spicy aroma. Great malt flavor. Anise and liquorice as well as cara malt sweet/roasty flavors. A gorgeously malty bock. estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Creamy and delicious......................................... beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Good bock. Light carbination creamy smooth with roasty malt flavor.......... austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
Though I'd hate to live in the socialist 'utopia' that is modern Norway, I could perhaps stomach paying 50% of my wages to the State if Aass was my local brewery. Tastes more like a doppelbock to me, yet no alcohol is evident. It's fairly sweet throughout. Who knew the Norwegians had such a winner on their hands.
BillKismet (4145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Candied ruby-amber look with moderate cream head and some carbonation. Small, clean chocolate malt aroma. Unfortunately, this beer has a very canny-metallic-tinny flavor to it--maybe this was from the cap--but the canny character dominated and the malt was kept subtle and secondary. Panzuriel (2389) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Nice Norwegian Bock, true to the style this beer is flavorful and smooth. Good clean and crisp feel in the mouth and a pleasant after taste. hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Riding 'orse back, Norwegian style, you travel a good deep range of malty complexity. In a laid bock, understated way, the beer brings to mouth soft dark fruits (figs?), carmelity, and drier java edges to keep things honest and prevent cloying. A little more exotic than your run of the mill midwestern bock, so it gets points, but the taste seems less big and bold than I'd like. RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2002
one of my favorites i will take this over most german bocks i dont think anything may have changed though it seems just a bit lighter in body. beautiful maltiness well balanced seem like just a bit of licorice in the flavor which i find likeable MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Caremel matly aroma, nice creamy mouthfeel, good roasty malt flavor.........