dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Holy Malt Batman!!! and malt and malt,did I mention malt? oh and alcohol...not extremely well balanced and sort of anti-climatic considering I've been hording this bottle for 6 months, but quite impressive regardless,reminiscant of a double bock,but without the character.Extremely warming, I'm only half way through it and it's not only caught up with me but passed and me and kicked me in the shins as it went by.
Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber in color, with nose of alcohol and molasses.Sweet and syrupy with a harsh alcohol heat that is very unpleasant on the palate.
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was brought to me with the official EKU 28 glass - which looked like a mini brandy snifter. Malty aroma and malty taste. As this beer warmed, I understood why it came with that glass - this beer does not mess around with its alcohol. In fact, that was about all that I could appreciate about this beer. If you do not appreciate spirits (not the ghost kind), then you should stay away from this beer. Or else grab a 6-pack of this stuff and have a party with the russian girl living across the street from you.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light red-amber beer with a disappearing head. Rubber, tar and candy aroma. Peculiar taste with a port wine flavour.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer got me so drunk I wound up the next morning looking at Ms. Piggy. Bad memories, I have no desire to ever drink it again. Just thinking about it 7 years later makes me depressed.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was very syrupy and extremely strong. Almost like drinking straight whiskey. Stay clear if you are of the faint of heart.
ogivlado (6157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 27, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled(330ml). -not so good beer because 11%alcohol, too strong and too sweet for me, dark amber colored, nice head
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Good God, this is like cough syrup (seriously)! Thick (good) Cloying (not good) overly sweet sugars, full of burning alcohol at the finish. Poorly crafted, I say; Unbalanced; Unhappy!
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Took me about 15 years to try this one again and it was just as bad as I remembered.Malty molasses sweetness without enough hop bitterness to balance it.Try a Sam Adams triple bock instead.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2002
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2004 Nice dark amber color, dark colored head. Malt smell, tastes almost like sherry. (I downgraded this one on the 2nd rating. Maybe I just got a bad bottle, but the aftertaste was bad enough that I poured it out.) (1/14/04 - tried it once more, poured it out again)