JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 24, 2016 DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from the Build-a-six rack at Binny’s. Soft, malty smell under the cap. Pours a dark golden color with a thick but bubbly head. A little oxidation during the pour, but it goes quickly. Smell suggests water has been treated to get a certain profile, and it’s a bit of a distraction. Taste is malty, with a certain "brightness" to it. I can catch some Noble hops adding a bit of pepper and spice. Nice enough, but needs some more personality.
Dark golden color with a diminished white head. Sweet aromas with pale malt and grapes. Smells a bit like a malt liquor. Light pale malt flavors with hints of floral hops. A touch of caramel. Some alcohol in the finish and linger. A better than average malt liquor and not quite clean bock. 1/11
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Clear golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity and malt. Taste is fruity, nice malt base, and thick. CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Crystal clear orange big carbonation big pillow head. Not much flavor kinda grain water. But no distraction good brewing process n my opinion, just nothing to write home about. Bork (461) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pleasant well rounded bock, albeit somewhat low on flavors. Slightly watery on the ending. All in all quite pleasant. commonmac (1370) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Tap at New Bohemia. Smallish pint glass. Light golden color...leaning towards orange. Aroma doesn’t really impress...skewing more malty sweetness. Taste is a little more average. Some malt. Maybe mild hops. Not much alcohol presence. I’m on board with the option but I want something more unique. Taste finishes mostly sweet and malt/cereal. Very drinkable. Aftertaste is slightly unpleasant....maybe flat. Much like the book I’d rather drink with Huck Finn than Boss Tom Sawyer. More like middle manager Tom.
commonshawn (1340) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Tap at new bohemia. Gold with small head. Subtle aroma. Easy to drink and smooth. But not a ton of flavor. Above average, but not amazing. daje (4548) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden body with a big white head. Aroma of bread, spicy hops, grass. Taste is grainy, grass and slightly hoppy. Nice bitter aftertaste. ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a light copper color with a lacey off white head. Notes of caramel, chocolate, orange citrus, and faint flowers. nealblind (2022) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Dark clear gold pour. Think head. Aroma of perfume barley, honey cookies. Big malt syrup flavor, almost belgian candi stuff going on here. Tastes a bit like wet leaves. Finishes dry-ish. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Taster on tap at iTAP-CWE in STL during RBSG. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good thicker lace. Medium plus body. Smooth kind of soft lighter carbonation. Kind of creamy. Bready malt, light bit of pepper. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, minimal bitter. Solid bock.