bhensonb (11685) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours burnished light copper with a beige or off-white head. Light malt aroma accompanied by light pitted fruit and a hint of noble hop. Med + body. It’s a bit slickish. There’s a trace of heat. Flavor is somewhat bready with a touch of spicy hop. Small touch. Still, there’s not a trace of fusil oils, so this is not one of those sickly high gravity beers. It definitely deserves respect. Finishes with enough hop to make it slightly bitter.
Swaroga (1545) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle. Filtered, golden with small head. Nose : strong alcohol aroma that reminds that of a vodka. Peach esters, a bit of caramel. Sip : water like body, creamy texture, decent carbonation. Sweet with strong alcohol and ester notes. Some bitter hops in the end, the aftertaste is long with sour esters and some honey with hops. Overall it’s really heavy and I could easily suspect they added some vodka in it.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is ok. it smells sweet- alcoholic. The taste is sweet-alcoholic, fresh bitter. Ok! 8/10/9/10/10/9
Arve_Christian (3370) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Backlog Gdansk Easter 2010. Bottle at small bar.
Medium/full body & complexity
Pungent and a bit unbalanced.
Some sweet taste
kevnic2008 (8685) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a amber colour with a medium sized white head. Some floral and grassy hops in the nose as well as cereal grain and some wheat.
Maverick34 (2401) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled pours a reddish brown. Winey sweet aroma, taste is sweet grain plus alco fruity burn. Not one of zywiecs better offerings.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber golden, puffy white head. Aroma is metallic, syrupy, rough. Taste is again brutally sweet, bready, syrupy, and just no good.
Scrapersnbeer (1492) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the beer I find most emblematic of the given style. Copper-orange color, can’t sustain head. Mostly clear, yet dense looking. Sweet malt nose with big alcohol chops. Hint of vanilla. Taste is exactly what is expected - very sweet yet biting. Thick feel, long bitter finish. Burns the esophagus. A rare beer where the high proof itself carries the day. Much enjoyed.
thehodgie (13) - - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light ambergold, small off white head. Malty alcohol, caramel with a light body. Decent, but not good enough to tempt me to buy it again.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured light gold with a white head. aroma was caramel, grain, and slight fruit. flavor was caramel, toffee, and some spice. body was light with medium carbonation.