argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2006
(12oz bottle) Big tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, coffee, light juniper. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plum, some cola, light cookie, faint lemon. Light-medium body. IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle a gift from Odeed, thanks Jacob; Nose at first showed apples, then changed to caramel malt and raisins; color dark but transparent brown with a medium tan head; flavor malty with chocolate, caramel, and molasses. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Bottle thanks to JohnC. Poured a rich, deep, clear mahogany with ruby highlights... medium cap of toffee headage. Nose grew on me as this warmed... with burnt caramel, lightly-smoked darker fruits, rum-soaked raisins, and cocoa.. along with woodsy hops. This was even better in the flavor department... with a chocolate and rummy-raisin sweet malt base accented by damp freshly-cut wood, molasses, and caramel. The finish was sweet and a tad smoky. Medium-bodied, sweet, and smooth... but a tad grainy on the back-end. This was an excellent beer and a pleasant surprise! jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Deep caramel minimal tan head. The aroma is carmel and herbs. The flavor is pretty damn nice, caramel, molasses, dark ripe fruits. medium-full palate. Quite good. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Beer #4 RBSG 06. Almost passed on trying this since I’m not a big fan of the style, but then I figured, what the heck? Very dark brown, slight head. Light wort aroma. Flavor matched, straight up sweet wort, but there was a hint of chocolate and light berry notes. Not bad, but still just not my bag.
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Sweet malty aromas come off this really dark brown/ruby pour. Very bready nose. Flavors were dark and malty as well. Yeast notes and a subtler but decent hop finish. Not Bad. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with JoeMcPhee! - Thanks Joe! - Pours a beautiful dark mahogony with ruby highlights and a nice tan creamy head. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, raisin, and some light coffee. Flavor is caramel, raisin, a touch of chocolate, quite malty with some delightful dark fruit notes as well. Palate is smooth and creamy without much carbonation and medium body. Finishes with a fruity aftertaste. This is really good and probably my favorite bock of all time. blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle shared with GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of GregClow via HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark deep ruby with an average size lasting tan head -- looks quite good. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit and hops. Nice chocolately and fruity flavour with some caramel malt and a light bitter finish -- a touch watery. Light to medium bodied. Pretty good, a nice version of the style. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2006
Ruby colour with a tan head. Light roasted malty aroma with a vague coffee bitterness and some dark fruit and alcohol sweetness. malty flavor with notes of bread and fruit. Light roasted finish. hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle... Clear, very dark, crimson lager with a mid-sized, frothy, well-tanned head. Great retention. Malty, dark, rich aroma with notes of raisin, dried plum, molasses and just a whiff of cardboard. The flavor is well-balanced. However, all the rich, dark malts and esters promised by the nose don’t quite show up in the flavor. Not a bad thing; a lager being clean. Just not really what I prefer in a bock, but that’s only me. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and marginal carbonation... more than mild, less than medium. Finishes pretty clean. Just a touch lactic. Good beer, overall.