Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2006
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
The Turks take over a Russian brewery, and pay tribute to Bohemia. Kinda like Woody Allen hiring Sylvester Stalone to portray Hamlet - it’s a foregone conclusion how this is going to turn out. Fruit and cereal aroma, laced with a whiff of lighter fraction machine oil. Throwback green and gold foil label, medium, clear yellow gold with fluffy head. Gaaaaak! Like sweet, bad malt liquor. Astringent, tinny hops, sweet, ABV evident. Medium body. Lingering alcohol burn and bitterness in the finish. For external use only. If you must consume it, do it quickly and while cold.
Braudog (5359) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
From the bottle, this poured with an intense amount of carbonation and a fortress of small bubbles for a head. There’s a strong sugary aroma that is followed up with the alcohol-laced syrupy texture that was expected. Now that I see this is 8.4% it makes sense. Little appeal in the mouthfeel, this is made for those looking for a pure drunk.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours deep golden with faint effervescence but topped by a huge, white head that fades slowly to near nothingness. Dry, grainy aroma with notes of fuel. Sickly sweet start to the flavor carried by a syrupy palate, with only light bitterness as a saving grace at the finish. Lingering alcohol notes. I concur with the great reviews of Kinz and Pigfoot below.
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Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Wow, this was bad. Malt liquor meets european strong lager. Actually, I would have put it in as a euro strong lager based on the hopping rate, but, who really cares? Medium to deep gold, very fizzy, surprising head retention. Nose was very sweet, honey notes, corn, and ash. Flavor was just a wreck. Sweet, lots of unfermented stuff here, none of which strikes me as it should be in beer. Adjunct city. Honey note does not make up for it. Alcohol hangs out, present and unintegrated in any way. Finish has some actually hop character. Sadly, it is bitter, ash flavored hops. Got better as it warmed actually, as some of the sweetness was able to overwhelm the horrid bitterness at the end. Truly one of the most poorly devised beers I’ve ever consumed.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 A pale colored brew with nice complexities. A slightly sweet character integrated w/ an interesting mahogany wood finish that lingers and dries, ready for the next sip.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A horible beer. Just tastes really funky. I’d actually drink a budweiser over this.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The beer upon its release from the 500ml brown bottle appears a deep clear amber color with a generous light tan semi-creamy head that is ordinary in size, after it’s settling down, the lace forms a nice curtain to obscure the glass. Nose is the customary lager malt with a nice fresh crispness, start is sweet with a decent grain presence, the top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish has a definite alcohol bite, hops adequate, and the acidity acceptable, the aftertaste dry and sweet, with a definite belly warming sensation, reminds me of a “Boilermaker”, kinda bourbon like.
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:Initial smell of fruity possibly honey malts. As far as taste: EXCELLENT! Initial honey with a hint of citrus. Finish just a bit bitter. The sweet aftertaste stays with you for a while.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Hazy yellow with a thin creamy head.
Sweet malt, light alcohol aroma with an overly sweet, metalic, alcohol flavor.
Sweet alcohol finish.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2005
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Had a smome what decent candy and fruit aroma. Yellow body with white head that disiapated by the time your nose could establish the aroma. Has two flavors candy and rotten fruit. I drank it because you should never waste a beer unless you pass out or it gets spilled.