TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (BB 10/2005)
Pale yellow, small white head. Malty nose, light alcohol, kind of harsh but not unpleasant. Malty, a bit sweet, medium-bodied with a strong alcoholic touch. Anyhow tasty and clean European strong lager.
Oakes (12352) - 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.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(50cl bottle, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, mustiness, metallic, pesticide, and soap. Flavor of sweet malt, alcohol, and grain.
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
How funny -- I go all this time without rating a malt liquor, and the first one I happen to try isn't one of the Americans, but a Russian one. Crystal clear straw body with large white foam. Aroma is grainy, sweet, alcohol, light herbal. Taste is medium sweet, grainy, finishing alcohol and light herbal. Undercarbonated mouthfeel, fairly light body for 8%.
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9oz bottle-pours a foamy off white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet grain/light malt, faint alcohol. Taste is sweet grain/light malt-caramel, adjunct/corn characteristics, secondary spice hops, faint alcohol. OK carbonation. Thanks Joe for sharing.
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty much of a honey sweet corn aroma. Sturdy white head that left slight lacing. Bright gold color. Medium bodied, fizzy, almost creamy carbonation. It’s corny sweet, maybe a touch of honey. Instant heat. The hops must have gotten lost. There’s a light astringency, but the finish is not really dry. After awhile I can imagine there might have been some hop bitter.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: 9 Krepkoe (Strong)
Date: December 04, 2003
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear yellow, thin fine head
Aroma: sweet candy aroma
Body: thin body
Flavor: sweet flavor, corny, no hops
Name: 9 Krepkoe (Strong)
Date: January 26, 2005
Aroma: still the sweet aroma
Flavor: but not the corn flavor
Overall: an improvement, from bad to boring
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 3/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A: The pour is a very pale straw/yellow color with a thin layer of white foam.
S: Smells damp and moldy with some possible fecal notes. Rotting vegetables and a bit time corn aroma. Sickly sweet and cloying. Lots of butter, because we couldn’t have a truly excellent beer without that.
T: Cloying sugar and corn sugar. Oh goodness is this bad. Grape juice, cooked vegetables, butter, just awful. Some definite booze flavors, too.
M: Pretty heavy, unnecessarily so, with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Jesus Christ.
Leighton (10694) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’m usually not too picky with my beers, but for some reason this brew rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps the bottle had been open too long - I’m not sure. Anyway, it was a bit sweet. And very strong. I can’t complain, though: I paid $1.49 for like 1 pint 7 oz or something. It was a cheap crunk. Russia forever!
Travlr (10562) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Piss yellow with a similar taste. Weird. Some sort of spice or poison in the nose. Slight bitterness. Avoid.