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Kopparbergs Special Brew X-Strong 7.5%

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Brewed by Kopparbergs Bryggeri
Style: Malt Liquor
Kopparberg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.81   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
Can from Systembolaget. Oddly funky smell, like someones old underwear, sweaty and with a slight toilette aroma. Also boozy. The taste is different. Sweet without bitterness and an artificial malty taste. The taste isn’t as boozy. However it isn’t nice to drink.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
Can. Pours a pale yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity grainy aroma. Malty grainy weak bitter flavor. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish with watery hints.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
Clear golden color with a thin head that disappear quick. Aroma of sugar and alcohol. Taste even more alcohol, mixed with sweet fruits. Medium + body. Very sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation. Beer for those with a flu, and who want to get drunk fast.
[Can from Systembolaget in in Strömstad, Sweden.]

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Can shared at The Wellington during the final stop of the RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. Massive thanks to tommann for hooking this up. The beer pours perfectly clear yellow with a creamy white head. Honestly, you cannot really knock this beer on appearance; it looks better than most of its peers. Smells mostly like cleaning detergent, real industrial grade stuff, enit. There is some dry, lightly bitter lemon in the snout as well, harkening to mind Pine-Sol or something of that ilk. The flavor is massively sweet, terribly astringent, with lots of alcohol heat and tons of simple, sugary cereal grains. I would imagine if you used toilet cleaner on your corn flakes in the morning instead of the usual milk you might arrive at a flavor profile approaching that which I am experiencing right now. This malt liquor is full bodied with medium to high carbonation. The finish contains some odd, unexpected fruit notes but also plenty of expected notes of intense alcohol and grainy cereal. Overall it is a pretty poor beverage. Although, in all fairness, we had this on the last stop of a long day of pub crawling and the beer may not have been served at an optimal temperature. Still, not a great specimen of the tricky-to-make-well style we know as Malt Liquor.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Not sure where this can was split. Light haze on this pale gold beer. Light palate, semi dry. Mild minerals. Light and sweet pale malt. Mild paper. Not much else going on other than a little paint thinner in the dry finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
7/13/13. Can thanks to blomster, I guess... apples, grape, hay, and fusel and corn. Meh.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Homer321 (1887) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
String apple and corn aroma and flavor. Sweet all the way thru the finish. Thanks to Dr. Owl at his likka fest ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
nulledge (41) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Courtesy of Blomster Overripe apples/ See through like test cadaver/ Smells the same as well

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Can split by Tomman. Cheers for landing this top want. The pour’s light gold with no head. Pretty nasty, cheap looking. The nose is newspaper covered in garbage juice. Frankly, the taste is pretty similar. Nice hot boozy kick on the finish. Rough and ready mouthfeel. Unnecessarily fizzy, full on the palate. Overall, a proper bus station malt liquor. Not completely without merit, but still pretty terrible.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Can split by and thanks to Tommann for the malt liquor ticker - in the Wellington the final venue on the now legendary RBBCBB, July 6th 2013 AD. Clear pale blonde with a moderately sized white head. Nose is cereals, citrus, grass, grainy. Taste comprises grain, cereals, harsh warming booze. Medium bodied with a kick, moderate carbonation. Pretty cack for sure !


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