hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Rated on 8-15-2010 (Bottle) This beer has a small very fizzy ivory head that quickly dissipates, transparent orange, copper body, fast rising carbonation, and has spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt. The taste is sweet and caramel malt. The palate is very smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is very easy to drink - almost too easy. This is a very straightforward beer as there is not much going on with it. thedm (6177) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized light tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent cola brown colored body and a very good lacing. The bubbly aroma was sweet and malty. The thin mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild aftertaste that lingers on the back of the tongue. The nice mild bock like flavor contained notes of semi thin sweet malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2010
bottle - Pours amber with a one finger off-white head. It smells of toasted caramel malt. As one would expect the flavor is more of the same. It’s sweet and light to medium bodied with a toasty finish. rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2016 A beer of the month club selection. A sweet bock but not overly cloying. Rather nice. Serving: Bottle ganache (5896) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle. Nose is sweet with earthy roast but seems to lack cleanliness. Just stale. Pretty ruby red pour with strong carbonation and sudsy light tan head. Taste is generic sweet maltiness that echoes the notes already listed, aftertaste has some nasty, unexpected vegetable tones. Medium body.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottled. Poured hazy medium amber with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted caramel and dark fruity notes paired with a little bit of odd cleanser.. sprinkles of earth if you dig deep. The flavor found more of the fruit with lesser caramel and some molasses at the core.. black peppery spices and dry earthy bitterness around.. spicy through the finish, and quite dry. Medium-bodied with pushy carbonation that impeded the flow at odd times.. OK feel beyond that. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, nuts, light caramel, dried leaves, molasses, slight toffee, brown sugar, and a hint of tea. Poured copper/orange in color with a small, off-white head that lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, and around the edges. Hazy. Sparkling. Medium sweet flavor. Tastes of malt, light caramel, light nuts, dried leaves, light molasses, light brown sugar, slight tea, and some grains. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, light nut, dried leaf, and light molasses finish. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2010
Pours reddish amber with a fully receding off-white head. Notes of alcohol, toffee, caramelized fruits, medicinal, sweet malt. Full bodied with soft carbonation. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. Amber pour with a thick white head. the nose shows light sweet malt. A little bit of caramel and toast. Well-lagered with a kiss of sweet toffee on the back. It’s swet but not cloying or treacly. A nice balance of fresh breadiness. It’s a pretty solid beer. agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Aroma - roasted malt;
Appearance - deep amber color, thin head, decent lacing;
Flavor - sweet malt up front, back is light and dry, mild malt finish;
Palate - smooth mouthfeel, nice body for a lager;
Overall - solid bock, nothing really stands out however good in all aspects.