legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like I will be one of the few that likes this one. But this style, what I call a Strong Continental Lager is my guilty pleasure. This was yummy in all the wrong ways!!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow. Big, bubbly, white head. Looks like plenty of carbonation. Macro appearance. Macro taste at first, but smoothes out rather quickly. Malt, alcohol, and lightly sweet corn aroma. Relatively smooth malt liquor and alcohol flavor. Easy drinking, not much to it, but definitely worth the $2/pint bottle price tag.
Nuffield (4049) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
History tells us that this beer was brewed for the Czars, and Czar Nicholas I in particular favored this recipe, so it is known by many as an Imperial Malt Liquor. Well, no. But the 8% really does start to hit you a bit. I had a few gulps of this before I started into a spicy guacamole quesadilla, and it was a good compliment to that food, giving a sweet adjunct edge to the grainy smoothness and moderate carbonation. Oh, and itís yellow, pale yellow. Relatively easy drinking, and hey, it has that exotic Russian thing going for it. You can always try telling your friends about the amazing history of this beer with the Czars....
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 27, 2005
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
bottle. pours a clear yellow that is very much like a standard macro, but with a larger fluffed white head. smells of corn and pity.rough rotten plant matter taste that lingers with some garbage and 2 dollar whore vomitin the aftertaste. an odd tang resonates on my tongue like a nine volt battery was stuck to it. the sweetness that is inherent in this is just mauled by the disease like presence of the corn and alcohol . this is bad, even for a malt liquor this is bad. i donít know why i hate myself so much, but i do, and i will drink thge whole damn bottle before i sleep. of course i might sleep because i drank the whole damn bottle. this is a bad beer.
guzzler67 (1653) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, light gold appearance with a white, average size head. Muted aroma dominated by vegatables. Slightly sweet taste with not much else going on in that department. Not skunked while chilled, but the last taste as it warmed a bit signaled trouble. Alcohol packed a bit of a punch as it finished. Fortunately, it was inexpensive.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ya, I chose this for the high alcohol content and it definitely has an alcohol burn AND bite to it. Other than that, it was kinda skunked with some cron and rice ? flavors... nothing too exciting.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow with a big white head. Aroma similar to BMC. Flavor of very sweet malt and some alcohol.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled in germany. Very pale gold color with a minimal head. Good strong pale malt backbone with some wierd herbal and grassy hints. My notes say that an alcohol presence is noticed throughout the beer.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2008 (Bottle 50 cl) Golden with a small but rather creamy and very white head. Pronounced alcohol but just about no aroma. Just a very strong lager. 200604
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.