oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned (as: Bochkarev Krepkoe Osoboe) . Yellow colour, not much head. Aroma is alcohol and hay. Flavour is strong malty, with metallic hints. Some alcohol also noteable, but not very much. Sticky palate. Not all too bad.
TBone (13819) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 14, 2006
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 500ml (BB 04/2006)
Pale yellow, small, mostly vanishing white head. Papery malty aroma, not very strong nose. Malty, fruity, metallic, could be a bit maltier. Alcohol is not dominating so much here so proper style might be European strong lager instead of malt liquer. Fruity and slightly alcoholic aftertaste.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2006
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
My label was the one pictured <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/17125.jpg& for this beer’s alias: Bochkarev Krepkoe.
Light hazed, golden/yellow under a small, white, fluff of a head. Sour malt aroma with a touch of buttered popcorn diacetyl (that follows to the flavor). Intriguing grapey-vinousness with a touch of industrial sweetness as well. Doesn’t come off alcoholically strong. Butter and metallics cover the malts in the flavor like a horse shitting on a rose. Diacetyl overwhelms and I’m thoroughly disgusted.
<font size=-4>Purchased from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/mundel Carlo Fine Wines and Spirits, Mundelein, IL 60060<font size=-1>
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow Coloring with White Ring. Subtle Sweet Malt Aroma and Flavor. Dusty Corn Background with a Corny Sweet Malt Aftertaste. Certainly Not the Worst ML Out There.
badgerben (4596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow color with a thin head. Expected aroma of raw alcohol, but a nice insert of bread. Dry and bitter taste with more alcohol. Surprisingly malty body.
DrnkMcDermott (2898) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2007 Yay! I finally retrieved the ratings I lost when I dropped my handheld... by getting another handheld..5 L bottle, rated 6/8/04 in St. Petersburg. Got a feeling this will be a headache starter. My deciphering of the ingredient label brings up "sugar" and "Malted syrup," not a great start. Smells kind of sticky sweet, color is of a whiskey and water after the ice has melted. Taste is like thinned out Karo with alcohol and that varnish smell from cheap vodka. Well, like all the domestics here, it’s less than 50˘ a bottle at the corner market... but the better ones cost that much, too.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
There’s nothing quite like a Russian malt liquor to get your system flowing.... This one pours a pale yellow with an initially large head that leaves oh too soon. The aroma is a strange combination of sweet corn syrup, a dash of malt, canned vegetables, and alcohol. It’s rough in the mouth and throat - well beyond a lively "spritzy" feel. The canned vegetables dominate the flavor. Also strong in attendance are a dollop of malt, a dash of corn sugar, and a generous dose of fresh mineral tastes. The hops scratch the throat and add a bite of bitterness to the otherwise simple, metallic finish. A lovely drink.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light yellow color, attractive, creamy head. DMS, light grains and vegetables in the nose, with a light palate, along with harsh and metallic flavors and a slight sourness. Light herbal hops, but amazingly well hidden alcohol.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear and light golden. Light, creamy carbonation; thin body. Rough hops, kind of spicy and biting, with herbal aromas. Odd flavors throughout, such as vegetables (corn, green beans) and sour orange. Not too good.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear gold. Grassy aroma, some lemon and corn. Big maltiness, some corn in the palate followed by strong bitter metallics. Prevalent alcohol. Slightly sour.