Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: frontal alcohol with sweet malts behind, secondary hop accents. Nice malty backing. Touch of Hungarian plum.
Apperance: poured as clear amber with nice light trough. lasting mid plus white top. Sparse lace with rings on glass.
Taste/Palate etc. Full bodied. Hefty malty base with sugars, but not cloying. Alcohol well covered up by malt. Oak accents very faint if none existent. Slight warmth at finish. Nice heftier brew.
McGarnigle (519) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Weirdo beer: Czech pale doppelbock with rye, beet sugar and oak. I can’t see how beet sugar would be any different than cane sugar once fermented.
I had this pegged early on as as something Eastern European rather than Central, and it is. High alcohol, not especially polished (not a malt bomb German doppelbock). But it isn’t unpleasant and is affordable. Who’s the Boom king?
Chudwick (1527) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
1/2 liter bottle - pours pale amber with offwhite head. Nose is boozy corn. Flavor adds caramel and eye-opening sugars - wow this is sweet. I was half awake, but now I want to eat a raw tiger’s heart. This will rip your face off. If I werne’t so preoccupied looking for a new career, I’d have better tangent including Dali paintings, The Hangover (1 or 2) references and Edgar Allan Poe literary allusions. Never again.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as bad as I was expecting. Tastes like an alcoholic and slightly oaky imperial czech pils.
Kinz (3103) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Richmond 19th. Credit to Drake for digging this rarity up. Medium gold, aroma is awful, formaldehyde. Thick honey malt flavors. And awful. I rather intensely disliked this one.
obguthr (3310) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light toffee aroma with an airplane glue edge. Clear amber, medium head. Medium body. Barley, toffee, and honey. Finishes with that airplane glue flavor. Needs retweaking and has huge potential.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
RG 19. Bottle. Caramel color with cream dissipating head and light lacing. Smells boozy, rubbery, caramelly, and like chlorinated water. Tastes sweet, boozy, raisiny. Full mouth feel, but somehow manages to also border on watery, bitter finish.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the bottle poured a golden brew with very little head. Aromas of wood finishing solvents and honey. Heavy bodied with flavors of honey, malt, and a light hop presents.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, Providence and shared at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear golden copper color with a thin frothy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of apples, burnt sugar. The taste is caramel, toast, apples, raisins. Slight booze. Medium bodied. Um, interesting...
BoostIPA (958) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 BOOM! That’s what it says on the label. So, this is an "Oak Aged Lager", with an "Explosion of Flavor". So... He we go. Pours a clear amber with an initially large fizzy head that fades into nothingness. Aromas of apple juice, some light woody notes. Taste is pretty authentic... You can tell that this is Eastern European in origin. Shit. This is actually pretty good. Has a nice chewy, woody quality to it. Grainy. Pretty smooth and easy drinking. Alcohol is completely hidden. Like this a lot. Yes.