DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, sweet, smooth elixir. Lagered syrup and very drinkable in small amounts, makes for a great end of session night cap. Staggering! Ouch my toe!!!
Irish799899 (24) - Toruñ, POLAND - JAN 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer , nice colour... decent beer for people not used to drinking water...
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color. Fruity aroma. Sweet start, but I thought the alcohol over whelmed this beer (kind of numbed the taste buds). Was not super impressed with this beer. The mouth feel was a little too full.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant orange color and good head. The first sip kicked my ass with malt. That was unexpected. After that it seemed more balanced (probably seemed stronger since I wasn’t expecting it). A little to syrupy. Pretty sweet, and you really notice the alcohol. Interesting beer.
TomaszMazur99 (4) - POLAND - NOV 16, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A best strong lager beer. It’s taste is absolutely unforgetable. The aftertaste is a bit too sweetish and the foam could last longer. Not for people who like classic taste of lager with some bitterness. Hevelius Kaper is far away from bitter.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 Polished bronze colour. The aroma is full of pale malt, a little alcohol with hints of caramel and acetaldehyde. Firm, alcoholic body, with lots of sweet caramel and bread malts. Clean, brawny lager with decent balance but little panache.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber golden colored. Hugh head in a BSA glass. Head sinks back quickly, but the lace, syrupy, sticks to the glass, like a good port. Malt and hop aroma. Vanilla, mild tobacco, and fruit flavors with a mildly sweet finish. I let the last few sips sit idle for a while and the finish was even more syrupy. Nice surprise, yet wierd.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mega-strong beer for times when you wanna get just wasted but don’t want to endure Malt Liquor hell. Burns going down the hatch.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If I had tasted this blind, I’d have confused it for something Belgian. Warming and complex, a powerhouse in all respects yet somehow not too heavy. Excellent.
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.