mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle a nice orangish color with a very light tan head. Had an aroma of bananas and the taste of brown sugar and hops. This beer hid the alcohol very well, especially for a 9.1 ABV. Nice change of pace in a beer, however this definitely isn't a session beer.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) The aroma was nice, I could'nt plae the smell, though it must have been a strong alcoholic smell. I didn't know what this beer was until I stsrated drinking it. Actually, I assumed it was a lightish lager. It wasn't. The color is a light orange color, but this is strong. It took me several sips to figure that out. After drank some of it, it started to get a bit tiring to drink.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This medium bodied strong lager has a medium orange color. Large head. The aroma is fruity, pears and peaches. It definitely has a high alcohol content; it’s the first thing you taste, then comes the near cloying sweetness. The malts are caramel and toffee. The hops are spicy. Its way over balanced and the taste is all over the place. The flavor beats the hell out of most malt liquors and if you are looking for a quick buzz, this stuff is a good choice. Interesting beer, not sure I can recommend it; the flavor battle makes it worth trying once. The buzz is fairly clean, Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is harsh and alcoholic. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper, with a white head. Nose is sweet with spicy notes of coriander and black pepper. Flavor is sweet, with a funny copper/metallic note. Presents the back of your throat with harsh peppery alcoholic sensations. Texture is quite thin and watery, and it leaves a bitter finish, like chewing on fresh twigs.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden with a larger bubbled cream colored head. Light malt with undertones of earth and light fruit. Thick and sweet start with a slight bite on the tongue. Hops and alcohol are in the finish to sweep the sweetness away and gives an nearly immediate "buzz". Warming and fulfilling. This would be a great brew for an evening after being on the slopes. A blonde bock malt liquor.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze color with a sweetish corn syrup, pepsi, malt aroma that translates, at first, into a surprisingly good flavor. After awhile, the flavor seems cloying, but not bad overall for a european strong ale. The alcohol is well masked.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden color with very little head. Straw nose. Slightly tart start sliding to sweetness in the middle. Mild hop flavor to finish. Nice
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.