AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Looks just like regular Scaldis. The smell is a little tame for the ABV, but the taste follows through nicely. Sweet, some honey, sugar, melon. Full-bodied and satisfying.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
At $4.99 for a tidy 8.48 oz. bottle, this is the champ for the title of most expensive beer Iíve ever purchased. Was it worth it? It was worth the try, but I donít imagine breaking the bank to stock up on this tiny powerhouse.
Muddy, dark brown in color, creeping on violet, with small yeasty particles floating about, and a small, diminishing head. Aroma is heady and deep, dominated by fruit associations of the grape variety. Sweet, but not too hoppy. Malt is predominant to an incredible degree. Full and fierce on the tongue, with hops showing off to give a good charge upon the palate. And alcohol follows into the fray, and never lets go...
One sip in, and Iím feeling drunk already! Look at me, one leg in the air, arm wrapped around a lamppost, swinging to no discernable rhythm, finger crooked inside the handle of a little brown jug, marked XXX, singing, "How Dry I Am"...
Body is full, flavor is thick and fascinating, and boozy!, texture is marvelous, altogether, a formidable and unforgettable beer!
However, the large grape/wine flavor, and the 12% ABV make me wonder how a glass of 14% Shiraz doesnít smack me up like Scaldis does?
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I must admit that I enjoyed the beer more toward the end than at the begining, might have had something to do with the %. Solid head, nice body, no over powering aftertaste. After a few I was glad I hadnít brought my car. Havnít found it in Nova Scotia
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 Clear deep amber with thick full head and small bubbles. Malty sweet nose with toffee and cherry. Creamy rich mouthfeel, with fruit, chocolate, hops, and a warming alcohol finish. Delicious
Second time definatly picked up creme brulee and anise. Nice beer.
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a Mahagony color with an average sized brown head. Dominant malt smells - molasses and toffee. Very sweet tasting, a little fruity and a moderate alcohol taste (not near the 12% though).
egajdzis (5581) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an orange color with a medium sized off white head with nice lacing. Sweet and spicy, citrus fruits, caramel malt, light alcohol aroma. Strong apple taste, hops, caramel malt, and spice as well. Strong alcohol burn on the way down.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong! Sweet and alcoholic in both aroma and flavour (but not sharp). Notes of rye growing in the mouth. Round and flavourful.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber color with a nice lightly chocolaty white head. Aroma is sweet malt with dark fruits (fig, cherry), apple and an alcohol presence. Big strong flavor sweet, malty, thick, rich cherry and fig tones, aplley hints, with a strong alcohol presence. Finishes lightly sour with an alcohol kick. Quite complex and very strong rich flavors, a little too harsh.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage - Expired 24/11/2002.
Pours a fine off-white head on a hazy copper colored body. Very delicious and strong sweet aroma of prunes, raisins, malt, apricot and caramel - yummi! Very nice flavor also, thick and full with notes of roasted malt, caramel, spices, nut and fruit. Strong warming alcohol bite in the end. A very nice and tasty beer - thanks to Philippe (Bov) for the trade!
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and sugary malt aroma, alcoholic vapors, light hops, Belgian yeast. Deep copper red clear with off-white thin lacing head. Medium-heavy body with light-medium carb, very warming. Starts very sweet, sugary, malty, with light bitterness and no acidity. Remains sweet through finish and after. Bitterness increases through finish, adding some dry character to the after. Some papery dryness, alcohol, and candi sugar. Can feel the high ABV. Very nice ale and reminds me of a barely wine.