gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit of alcohol taste in this one. Nice flavor, good color, head dissapates quickly. Nima at Shangy’s called this the poor man LaChouffe. Not the same taste, but nice nontheless.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is initially frothy but quickly dissipates. Rich amber color, sweet caramel/malty flavor. Call this a poor man’s Belgiun Strong. A very nice beer!
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
hefty beer. alchohol is present in both the flavor and nose. has a slight sweet note - but is more sugary than malty. not very bitter.
reminds me of a british strong ale. not that complex but well balanced and quite tasty. I like it!
Geiserich (2912) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First sweet and malty, then very bitter and much alcohol, maybe too much.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, large head, beige in color, generous lace. Nose is malt, somewhat peatish, earthy may be a better discription. Malt sweet, the top is medium, the finish has a strong bite, alcohol, mostly, maybe the hops, but must warn of the ’Weak of Palate’, warms the tummy, dry, acidic, moderate to light carbonation .
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The alcohol really flexes its muscle in this brew! Some very restrained malt and a moderate amount of hops struggle to make their presence. Very warming indeed, but seems a bit unbalanced overall with the alcohol level a bit distracting. Very unique however, and worth a try.
steve54b99 (1) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just the right amount of body - not too light or too heavy. A unique flavor that reflects the high alcohol content without being overpowering. Simply, fun to drink!
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 Bottle 500 ml
Aroma nice soft malty aroma, slight mineral feel. Clean rich malts with light alcohol notes. 7+
Appearance good clarity , light amber with goo creamy white pour. 4-
Flavor and Palate : medium full bodied. Big malty base. Clean barley feel , sugars in mid. Slightly earthy at finish paired with some dryness of alcohol. Lighter in body than bock or double bock but not that thin either. Later bitterness noted.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The more I try from Poland, the more I like. This is light at pour with a fat bubbly head. You can easily smell the alcohol and to the taste is between a light doppelbock and a belgian tripel. The alcohol is warming and I for one love it (Of course my favorite type of beer is barlewine). A great strong beer for late winter early spring!
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2001
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yikes! Nice light amber appearance with a tight creamy head. First sip, the body is thick and creamy with some nice malt sweetness and then bam! ALCOHOL. Second sip, more alcohol and some caramel notes and Saaz spiciness. The ABV was noticeable throughout, even as an accompaniment to a hot and spicy Thai dinner. Tasted more like Scotch and water and would make for a good sipping brew, warm alongside a good stogie.