veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very good amber beer. Aroma is caramel and alittle fruity. Sweet flavor and a pleasant finish.
rlgk (12415) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2003 Amber-reddish beer with a nice beige head. Russian beer with a pleasant taste and a nice bitter finish.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown. Aroma and palate are full of caramel and rye bread (and dark candi sugar?). Original and unusual but sweetness spoils much of the character.
larsniclas (5902) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber with a lot of small bubbles.
Burnt caramel in the aroma.
A lot of caramel-flavour.
Ok burnt palate.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2005 Rerate, bottle, best by 22.08.05.
Light brown. Really malty with notes of chocolate. A slight oxidation just adds deepness. Caramelly. A slight bitterness is also sensed. Not bad.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sticky cardboard aroma, with some sour malt. . . Transparent purple red colour. Flavour seems burnt, sour and full of bad alcohol. . .finish with some sour hops. Missing the creamy malts that even a good dunkel puts forth. . .
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slight smell of caramel; cloudy, medium-brown color; smooth taste with just a slight amount of bitterness; just a little less flavorful than I prefer
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When this beer was poured into my glass, it poured a large off-white head with fine-small bubbles. There was fizzy carbonation observed with this beer. The beer had excelent lacing. The body was clear and the hue was amber. The nose was malty and the flavor was somewhat bitter. The body is light and thin and the mouthfeel was smooth and thin. This is a very drinkable beer that goes down very easily. I hope to have the chance to drink this one again.
thedm (5006) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew poured a large head of finely sized creamy off white bubbles and a highly carbonated transparent amber colored body. It has a very nice malt aroma and a mildly fizzy mouthfeel. Its flavor is nice and smooth with notes of malt and caramel. It went down very easily and was flavorful, but did not have a realy strong flavor. I can't really agree with the low ratings of this brew. I liked it.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice dark brown color,medium sized head that had a pretty decent staying power.Malty sweet aroma with a very mild hop presence and a slight smokiness to it.The flavor was pretty decent,fairly sweet malty with a slight smokey attitude to this one.The after taste was ok,slight bitterness,faintly hopped,and sweet.The feel was pretty thin(watery) this isn't a real great brew but it was worth trying and definately interesting.