ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colour with a white head. Malty aroma with hints of dough and alcohol. malty and grainy flavor with a sharp alcohol finish.
jerohen (2061) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This wasn’t my pick, but of course i wanted to sample it. Typical malt liquor, highly alcoholic, sweet and lacking bitterness.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 13, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Eh ... not as bad as I expected from the reviews below. Basically tastes like an American macro on steroids. Clear gold in color, small white head; slightly sour malt aroma ... sweet malt, corn and alcohol taste-wise; a touch of hop bitterness on the end ... seems like a mere afterthought, though. Meh.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle...although I don’t think draught would’ve helped matters much. Poured out a very pale yellow-gold...minimal head. Skunk-malts dominate the aroma....and they got skunkier as it warmed in the glass. The flavor was dominated by sweet malts, some bitterness, but I fear it was due to something other than hops. You can sense the alcohol...there was nothing else there to mask that. Yep...EuroColt45. Blah.
frankenkitty (1971) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured a golden bodied beer with a lasting, frothy, white head. Lightly malted, stagnant aroma that was tinny and medicinal. Brandy aromas while warming. Non-descript sour, stale flavor. Left me with a confused/annoyed look on my face.
How ironic... I gave it an overall 9.
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cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Togda-to ia zhe pil i napil eto pivo, i dumal chto eto bylo takoe kliovoe. Akh, chto ia ne znal. . .
This beer is strong, that’s about it. Tastes like it was strained through a newspaper.
wxman (1533) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 Smells like corn and sweet rubbing alcohol. Pale yellow with short lasting head. Tastes like creamed corn, corn sugar, and maybe a little hop bitterness. There is some slight burning due to the 8% ABV in the swallow. Not offensive like most US malt liquors, but not the most pleasant strong lager either. As with other MLs, it’s not well balanced.
Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light and little compact foam; evanescent. Clear and limpid color, not particularly bubbly. Medium and alcoholic scent; sugar and malt notes. Determined and sweetish taste; decidedly alcoholic. Overbalance but not to despise.
dwyerpg (4762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like champagne, with pears! Initial taste is devoid,like a bad beer, but then the flavoring kicks in. The alcohol gives it a faint wine/barleywine taste. Overall, though, it can’t escape being a malt liqour...high alcohol with little complexity.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the 16.9 oz bottle. Surprisingly, I liked this beer. Standard yellow in color with a fizzy white head that is poofy only a short time. At first, the aroma seemed slightly skunked, but this aroma gives way to a malty perfume-like aroma. Flavor is a strong alcoholic maltiness, but it has a tempered sweetness and a suggestion of some hop balance. Kak dela tovarich?