Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow. No head really or lace. Light grassy hops and a touch of malts. The flavor is very light. The hops stand out a bit more than the malts, but that’s barely at all. Thin bodied and a watery palate. Eh, nothing to get excited about.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light yellow with a trace white head. Nose of apricot and unmalted wheat. Sweet upfront which lingers without much flaovr. a bit sour, but well balanced for its strength.
Pailhead (5554) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Aroma is a little weak. Weak hop and skunk aroma. Pours a very pale slightly hazy yellow with a white head that has decent retention. Flavor is rather malty. Much more than I expected. Slightly skunky. Not much bitterness. Can’t detect the alcohol at all. Alcohol becomes much more noticealbe as it warms. Nothing real special about this beer, but it’s not as bad as I was expecting.
HermanW (1046) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much taste. A bit chemical. too much alcohol.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Malt Liquory. Rugged. Not that bad at all. Russian high octane drunk fuel. Better than other malt liquors
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not too bad, though I had expected something really terrible. Tastes a bit like Budweiser but with a slightly richer mouthfeel and more hopping.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I did not feel that it was too bad of an ale. Big Bastard is correct about it being similar to an American standard, but the powerful alcohol flavor proves otherwise. It is sweet and warms your stomach upon each sip. The Alcohol was also noted in the aroma as soon as I cracked the bottle open. If these traits could have been hidden better or just made somewhat smoother, this would be an alright brew.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not as bad as I expected. Tasted like an AMerican standard, with a slightly sweet/alcohol flavor in there too.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I picked this up only to rate and it was tough. I saw no redeeming value here. There are plenty of this sort of thing in the market.
Oakes (13398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale straw colour with large bubbles. Slightly grainy, slighty alcoholic aroma. Flavour definintely leans towards alcohol, with just a little bit of graininess.