DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rated 6/20/2011, rating moved by myself from Bear Beer Extra Strong to here where it belongs... 50cl can shared with my cousin in Beirut, labeled "Bear Beer Extra", with alcohol content listed at 9%. Clear yellow color, not really any head. Alcohol is evident in the nose-smell. Ligjtly carbonated, relatively nice finish. Quite an alcoholic aftertaste... 3/2/3/2/8
GoufCustom (1215) - HONG KONG - DEC 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml can bought at ParkNShop Superstore in Fanling.
Pale golden pear juice yellow colour; One finger head with white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with active carbonation; Sweet smell of malt, with strong sugar syrup, honey, fruit nectar, bread and very light grass; Quite strong sweet taste of malt, with light medicine syrup, light metallic, caustic alcohol, faint lemon, liquorices and grass; Mid to light body, slightly viscous and thick palate; Mouth feel is full on malt likka, syrup taste is potent but surprisingly not really cloying. Moderately malty, fusel taste is quite strong, definitely cheap booze without going all out; Hoppiness is thin lemon and light grass in nose, and very noticeable liquorices In taste. Very noticable astringency for pretty sharp finish;
Fairly dry after taste. Sweet, caustic and bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is one step over the likeable Saint Omer 8.0, with mixed result: stronger maltyness, pretty restrained sugar sweetness (I like it), stronger fusel, and a lot more bitter. Still, if you want to get hammered, this is a cleaner and tastier alternative over those undrinkable 10% or 12% by Darguner. Right on the Strong Pale’s passing line.