OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber clear colour with large creamy yellow lasting head. Faint malt and whiskey rum and malt aroma in bottle, and yet luscious fruity nectar, nutmeg spice and hops coming from glass as well. The body is reasonably light but the 12% whacks you pretty early in the palate and kinda overwhelms everything else. There is some medium bitter flavour followed by some sweet malt and a finally a strong alcoholic finish. Being a spirits lover I quite like it but I can see it won’t suit a lot of people.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly cloudy amber/orange color. Nice tall tan head which lingers. Peaches and cream aroma. Quite chewy for the ETOH content. Flavors of toasted almonds. Earthy yeast finish with a bt of citric adidity and dryness.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has some malt sweetness but the alcohol in this is just too overwhelming. Im a fan of big beers but not when they club you over the head with alcohol. Still it had some good points...
samustdog (73) - USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice and strong beer. Delicious with a dinner, this is a bitter that still can go down easily. Smells and looks great, and this is only accentuated by the taste.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. I had this as a kid and remembered it as being malty, but it’s also brimming with alcohol, spice and bitterness!
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange color, a few small pieces of yeast floating in the beer(!), extremely strong alcohol content, and not that well hidden, not really my thing. Burns going down. Spicy finish and a hint of bitterness. A disappointment.
boozoo (5) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A stong smooth amber with a slight apricot flavor. One of my favorites.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250 ML bottle best before 06/03 drank on 05/02: A very impressive job of hiding the extra alcohol. The warming on the way down is what gives it away. Clear orange color, fruity malt aroma, sweet taste, but not much aftertaste. I didn’t realize that this was Bush 12% when I bought it, as it was labeled Scaldis (and I didn’t notice the ABV on the bottle).
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For those of us liek myself who love the warming affect of a 12% Beglian Strong ale has on one’s palate than this is for you,Not for the weak or timid.Complex slightly sweet,with subuded spice for such a strong beer and e faint biter finish.
winkle (466) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice copper/gold colour, average head, earthy straw aroma, well balanced fruity caramel flavour. The alcohol is present but not overpowering. A good beer.