Swaroga (1445) - 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 (3380) - 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 (3274) - 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 (8458) - 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 (2355) - 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 (1491) - 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.
ccex (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle pours a clear amber color with a light head and a little lacing. The aroma is the most memorable part of this beer: caramel malt and definite alcohol. Taste is sweet with noticeable carbonation. Pleasant for the price, and lots classier than a malt liquor.