Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very, very smooth for a strong beer, I could hardly notice the alcohol in it, very nice and easy to drink, I bought this in Germany, but wish we had it in the states, probably the best malt liquor I´ve had, without a doubt, flavor was weak, but not dominated by alcohol, can´t wait to have this again! good balance!
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice creamy head that lingers very well. Great clear golden color. Little aroma of malt and aromatic esters. Taste is weak, almost all alcohol with nothing up front and behind. Alcoholics dream. Not really hot on the palate as I expected. Very smooth actually. Interesting, but not very good.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pale golden colour. Somewhat lacey, medium, but quickly diminishing head. Malty aroma with hints of molasses and alcohol. Malty, sweet taste. I like this beer, because what sets it apart from most malt liqours and european strong lagers is the freshness I experienced in this beer. Okay, maybe the taste is a bit one-dimensional and simple, but it has a good mouthfeel and presents it high ABV with a certain degree of easiness, remaining refreshing all the time.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Glassy yellow color with a thin head. the aroma is faint grain sweetness and slightly skunked. Flavor is better than expected, slightly sweet and bitter, but still not that good. The mouthfeel is slightly oily and ands crisply.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
(on bottle) Well, I actually dug this ex. of the dark sheep of the beerstyle-hurd. A bit dark golden color and a distinct sent of pear (I love pear) and alcohol. Warms you up with the first sip, really strong sense. Rest of the mouth is of metal and water. has a tad malty finish. being pretty poor these days, this is the best of the ML I´ve had.
allphoto (36) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale vinous lager. winey sweet, very dry , the alcohol and tartness puckered my cheeks. Didn’t like it so after analyzing it, I slammed it.
Cobra (1100) - - DEC 11, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Big brown bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a clear, piss yellow color, with a frothy white head. Aromas are of dish soap, and cheap adjunct grains. Tastes terrible. Thin body, soapy aftertaste, just plain foul. I couldn’t even choke down more than a 1/10th of a bottle. An absolute drain pour.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2005 Light yellowish amber color. Clear body, with a large white creamy head. Interesting sweet cereal-type aroma that reminds me of something else. Crisp-like. It might just be alcohol on top of malt. Very sweet and grainy taste that had hints of Nyquil type fruit, and overall a grainy vodka taste. Not too bad, but it is still too sweet, and plenty of alcohol in there to.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale colored with a white frothy head. Malty and sweet with a dry aftertaste. Pretty Good
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This brew pours a transparent deep gold with a small white head. Aroma had a light malt smell to it with some straw notes and some light floral hopping. This brew was lightly fruity with a medium bitterness, grainy texture, and just a faint alcohol note. This brew had a very dry finish.