ShivanDragon (1192) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
helder amber/rood met schuimige witte kraag
aroma: vrij beperkt, alcohol, zoet, floraal, caramout
smaken: medium zoet, licht/medium bitter, zeer sterk alcoholisch, normaal kruidig (pepertje), tarwe, graan.
medium body, glad, zoetig in de afdronk.
indruk: alcoholisch, zoet, kruidig, geen vervelende smaken, verder overheersende alcohol
Piero1987 (568) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - FEB 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with white head. Honey aroma, caramel malt, alchool, orange. So sweet and full bodied, lot of alchool, balanced.
Sizzler80 (412) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark golden, amber fizzy pour with a frothy white head. Lots of bubbles. Aroma: hops, malty sweetness, slight citrus, slight pine, lots of booze. Taste: boozy, sweet, tangy, sprite, sickly sweet. Jesus its like someone spiked a mediocre beer shandy with homemade gin. Not great
Blairgus (2343) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 Jan 2013, bottle. yellow, clear, no bubbles. nose is sweet, wet bread and maybe slight alcohol, possibly some faint banana. med body and moderately fizzy. tastes like a mediocre belgian strong ale; rich alcohol, some raisins, wet bread. decent enough, especially for a French beer.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber color, aroma of sweet malt, caramel, booze, same flavors, to sweet for me
Syzzer (570) - Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The body is a bit syrupy and initial impression is overtly alcoholic. The bitterness is not the typical hop-citrus-floral-grapefruit-etc bitterness; it is more dull. Perhaps like a flat rhubarb on the tongue. The smell is of alcohol and rotten apple. Color is clear-jollyrancher melon; the head is slight, but creamy white on perimeter 6.4 BD
madmitch76 (13039) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21st May 2011
A 6 year old bottle from Kulminator. Cloudy brown beer, little white head. Initially has an oxidised nose but it quickly dissipates. Light dry palate. Sweet malt with traces of brandy and port wine. A little caramel in the finish. Long aging suits this beer.
ineedbeer (516) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has very strong honey and caramel notes. Reminds me of burnt sugar. Some light raisin esters. There is also a phenolic spice note in the finish.
Pours a very cloudy golden copper with some light brown highlights. A slightly off white head recedes very quickly.
Flavor is shockingly sweet. Lots of caramel and burnt sugar notes of varying degrees; almost a case study in lower Maillard reactions. There are some fruity esters including raisins and apricot. Same phenolic note of the aroma is present in the flavor. Bitterness is fairly low, but does appear in the finish. There is also a touch of astringency.
The mouthfeel is smooth and thick but finishes a bit thin. It's not sticky at all. The alcohol isn't very apparent in aroma, but a touch in the flavor; it is fairly warming though. The astringency is definitely noticeable.
Overall this beer is odd and I don't find it particularly enjoyable. It is unique however.
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Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a muted amber with no head. The aroma is as muted as the color, just hints of apple, malt and alcohol. The flavor is a nice blend of sweet and dry, the alcohol isn’t as strong a presence as I’d expected. It’s nothing special, but very drinkable for something with such an ABV. I’d imagine this one is popular with college sophomores.
valpoaj (606) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle dated 2008 - pours murky brown color - this looks as though it came from the swamps of Louisiana. No head to speak of. Aroma is light, but had some caramel malts, booze, light fruits and a general sweetness - nothing great, but nothing offensive either. Flavor is actually quite smooth - some years have mellowed this one out greatly I have to assume - caramel, vanilla, malt, candy - very sweet overall. Palate is slightly slick, and very boozy still. I opened this one up expecting the worst, and came away greatly surprised. Quite easy to drink, smooth and far from being ’offensive’.