CEZ (396) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 26, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark orange/red in color, barely enough head. Caramel and coffee smell. Tastes like some kind of mild whiskey surrogate, with extra sugar. Burnt coffee in the aftertaste. When I said I don't mind sweet beers, I didn't mean *this*! "Hate it or love it"? If only all the choices in my life were so easy!
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red colour, thin head. Nice aroma, sweet and hoppy. The taste is plaeasant at the first sip, fruity (orange) with malt sweetness. After a while the sweetness becomes simply too much. Boring, but not so bad...
benbalbo (1) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another one who likes this beer - sorry to the masses. Now just gotta find somewhere in Oz that sells the stuff. Anyone?
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I know that it's not popular here, but I love this beer. I guess I just like the peat smoked taste. If you don't like that, you'll probably hate this beer. I can never find it, I had it once 20 years ago and a benefactor just sent me another one. Long wait... Thanks dude! I still love this beer. Anybody out there, I'll trade for more.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Red amber, creamy head.
Mud and smoke taste. The smoke is not overpowering, which is good which a thin body like this, but motelpogo is right the smoke and sweet malt needs some counterbalance.
motelpogo (6125) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2002
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
pretty woeful. there is scotch malt in there, it´s true. there don´t seem to be any hops, though. beer like this makes you appreciate the importance of hops
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 Nov, 2002: Bottle. There is something comforting about the candy sugar sweetness and the warm malt flavour, but the smoothness, the falsity of the flavours, and the uncomfortable imbalance clash between the sweetness and the malt results in an unsatisfactory experience. I can remember having this on tap in France and really enjoying it - either the bottle version lacks something or the recipe has changed over the years. Try it out of curiosity, but don't expect too much of it. [2.5]
Oct, 2003: Corignan. Le Sevigne. Fresh. Creamy caramel sweetness. Simple, smooth, but very tasty. Vanilla icecream with a light wafer. Nice, but not great. Mostly a girlie drink. Enjoyable. [3.0]
Oct, 2004: Bottle. Smokey bacon flavoured lager. I like it! [2.8]
leaparsons (7667) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2002
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Weird beer alert! Tastes like beer, water, sugar and whiskey mixed. Not a good thing. This is a foul tasting beer. Some un-natural ingredients, too. Urrggh.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2002
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
repulsive bacon-flavoured syrup. proves i was right to avoid this for the last 6 years since i first saw it.
bierkoning (9754) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2002
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma has smoked malt and peat. Very sweet taste with smoked malt and orange. The aroma is OK, but the flavor is a turn-off. Sticky and artificial.