microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber color that is clear with an off white head that is diminished. The aroma is of strong alcohol...brandy and malts. A medium body with a strong warming alcohol and rich malt flavor. A sipper for sure. I have to say that I love beer but, not liquor so much and this is like sipping on liquor to me. It is enjoyable though and different which I always applaud.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No subtle alcohol flavor here- one sip and I knew what I was in for. This brought back some memories of Monster Ale - and helped my friend create whole new ones.
adv (22) - Milan, ITALY - APR 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is not easy to brew 28 plato degrees. Kulmbacher manages it, but the result is too much alcohol-tasting to me.
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft) If you like whiskeys and barleywines, you'll really appreciate this unique and lovely beer. On the other hand, if your concept of beer requires such frivolities such as a head of foam or an odor of hops, you are likely to be disappointed. Those with a taste for such things will be rewarded by a delicious brandied malt flavor, an exquisite golden orange color, and glowing, sticky palette that ends in a haze of alchohol. Not for the faint of heart.
CEZ (412) - Milano, ITALY - APR 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another beer in the "love it or hate it" category. Beautiful dark orange color, but poor head. Aroma and taste are strong and sweet with notes of toffee, caramel, orange and, well, alcohol. The aftertaste is full and lasting, and can lead you to believe you just had a sip of brandy wine. Not exactly my idea of "beer", but fascinating, in a sort of way... even if I had to eat something along, in order to be able to finish my bottle...
chrisc1979 (5) - USA - APR 8, 2003 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Syrup texture, sweet noxious aroma. Tastes like a hint of maple syrup is present. Very dry aftertaste like a shot of rum.
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2003 Argh! Blah! Aroma is of rum. Flavor is of rum. Is this really beer? It tastes like, well, rum! Alcohol is all you taste. This is no different than pouring Bacardi dark rum in a glass and drinking it. It burns by god! Some malt but no hops unless they were murdered by the alcohol. This is the one beer I could recommend on the rocks. Ive had higher ABV beers so I know this one makes no attempt to hide the alcohol. Its like doing shots. Its not a bad "beer" its a good "liquor". Good luck! Damnit, I have been making the same face of disgust for about 30 minute. I'll pass!!!!!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 2, 2003
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Strong sickening sweet alcohol aroma. the flavor was equally bad. It reminded me of a really bad Samichlaus. Pretty color, but no head and a syrupy feel.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2003
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Amber color. I wouldn't describe it as having an aroma...more of a stench. Tastes of nothing but alcohol, and drinks like syrup. Blech.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber apricot in color with thin to no head. Decent carbonation for an eisbock. Aroma of fruit laced sherry with mouthfeel to match. A solid malty berriness with very warming alcohol. A good desert or cold night brew.