hotstuff (3941) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 8-21-2010 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering (Bottle courtesy of jsquire). This beer’s appearance is a small white head, transparent golden body, very little carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is malt and alcohol. The taste is sweet, caramel malt and alcohol. The palate is bubbly and this beer is medium bodied. I really like the flavor of this beer and at 12%ABV it is a sipping beer. I recommend trying this beer and it is a beer I would drink again.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Chicago with TheAlum. Thanks Adam! Pours a milky yellow orange appearance a thin white head. Oxidized, cardboard, slightly spicy,a bit herbal/ grassy aroma. Fairly sweet, boozy, light citrusy, paper/cardboard, dull herbal hoppy flavor. Scroll past.
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color pilsner with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of sweet malt with some warming alcohol that can be easily identifiable. Taste is also dominated by loads of sweet notes with light dry hops notes not as clearly identifiable as expected. Body is quite full with somewhat of an oily texture and some good carbonation with too much alcohol that is perceptible though. This beer was too sweet for my own personal taste and with a bit too much boozy notes coming through.
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of foamy with a frothy top white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated light yellow orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was mild hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes hops and was lager like. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!
The beer appears golden yellow with a small, white head that leaves just a bit of lacing on the glass.
The aroma brings a heavy serving of hops with butterscotch. This smells much more like a barleywine than any kind of pilsner, imperial or otherwise.
The flavor brings a lot of booze, with a huge hop presence. Ugh! Not for the faint of heart. The taste is long lasting, with prominent sweetness and hops soaked in alcohol.
The feel is medium to full bodied with light carbonation.
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: May 28, 2010
Source: Tasting, Bhalter Summersalter
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, fine white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma
Flavor: big sweet and spicy flavor, touch of floral, balancing bitterness, long bitter and sweet finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Orangish straw, hazy, large frothy white head, nice lacing, lively carbonation.   Doesn’t
seem much of a lager type in its haziness.   Strong sweet grassiness on the nose.   A little dank.   Very
strong hay/grass on the tongue, warming, but for a 12% ABV its not really alcholic.   I can tell it has a kick,
but its fairly smooth.   A bit difficult to drink as it warms as it becomes a little cloying and mealy.
Aside from that, I am amazed as to how smooth this is.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   A little
boring in that its not all that entertaining, but its smooth and clean with the ABV being well hidden.   I could
easily reach for another on a hot day if this was nice and cold.   Sweet on the finish, with a bit of hops that
make their initial apperance.   Thanks Jeff for the freebie!
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma smells like whiskey, smoe grains, lace, low hops, medium malts, high alcohol falvor, sweet, light fruit on tounge, full body and lingering. Okay, best served in sniffer..
Atom (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured through coffee filter for fear of glass shards, pours hazy golden/orange with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of bready yeast, caramel, grass, grain, sweet honey, hops, and malt. Wow the taste is sweet, into some barnyard hay funk, nice spice character, and finishing on some bitter sweet yeast. This has some nice elements to it, but there is just no return from how sweet this is.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a bright, full bodied orange, with a big frothy head. Big aroma for a pils. A ton of malt on the nose. Cereal, grains, bread, dominate the aroma. I have a feeling this might be rather sweet. Yep, it is. A malt bomb for a pils, and a huge oily mouthfeel to boot. Big, doughy sweet grains, toffee, faded hops comprise of the flavor. Have a feeling this bottle is just past its prime. If fresh, I could see this kicking my ass.