GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a clear ruddy orange-brown color. Head was thick and tan with good retention. Smelled of subdued chocolate, nuts, and black bread. Dry up front with fairly light body. There was some water-down raisin and fig flavors with a chocolate accent and delicate sweetness at the end. Not terrible. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 On tap at the Old Fashioned as Old Fashioned House Brew. Dark brown with a creamy tan head and some lacing. Aroma of toffee, malt and light fruit and nuts. Taste of malt, toffee, light chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. The Old Fashioned should pick a different house brew…
doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2008
Deep amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, sweet malts and Lake Michigan (fish). Light on taste and lacking any substance this is a run of the mill bock. Finishes with a peppery finish that leads way to a mouth pursing dry aftertaste.
Reddish-brown, clear, with thin head. Mild malt Carmel aroma. Carmel malt and mild hop finish. Bitter lingering finish. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Tasted 3/28/08. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark bronze hue. Finger width of khaki colored head. Sweet malt aromas. Notes of cinnamon and sweet breads. Medium bodied and malt driven. Smooth and easy. Touch dry in the finish. Nice dark bready flavor. Mild effervescence and slight hops. Touch cocoa pops up somewhere in the middle of the palate. Nice session, inexpensive and high drinkability. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Draft at Baumgartner’s in Monroe. Dark clear rusty red color. Tangy scotch ale smells and flavors along with some plastic malts and cheap adjunct goodness. Twangy, tangy, simple and lightly rough on the tongue from the malt (husky). Simple, wet, common stuff here.
screigh (737) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Pours dark brown like a cola with hints of red in it. Off white head that quickly disappeared and no lacing. Aroma is yeasty, sweet and smells somewhat cheap like a Pabst. Taste is smooth, a little roasty and even a hint of chocolate in the finish. Thin mouthfeel. krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2oz bottle. pours garnet ruby brown with little if any head. armoa is sweet and a little sterile. hints of caramel and a touch of hops on the finish. smooth and full bodied. a little over carbonated. caramel sweetness and toffee fade into a chocolatey finish. not bad for 8.99 a twelve pack. rather drink this than amber bock. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Found this one bottled in Rockford, Illinois. Poured a dark red with a bubbly, white head. I liked this one. It was complex and sweet, creamy and malty. Pretty good. Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pint glass from a bottle. Disappointing. Dark brown pour with a fizzy but thin head. Heavy on the malt, but also heavy on the alcohol-aftertaste. Not something I’d do again. Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours dark amber brown with about a finger of white head. Aroma is kind of skunky like certain pale lagers, but with some malt and hop smells as well. You can definitely taste caramel, and a tiny bit of roastiness. Overall, an ok beer, but not bad at all for the price.