cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
With a name like euphoria, this better one great tasting beer with similar effects. On tap at the Bocktown in the Robinson shopping district. Pour is like any other ubiquitous pale yellow american clear beer. Head is a white froth with a ring around the inside of the glass. Seems to be some carbonation inside the brew. Aroma is melon fruity sweet and it also has that typical strong ale/barleywine smell that is an indicator that this is high alky. Flavor starts off smooth and mild, possibly even a little watery (not in a bad way). Then, the taste constantly builds to a hotter alky palate that bitterly sticks to the back of your throat. It is intereesting that it starts off so mild then builds. You would never think this brew has an 11% alcohol content, yes it is alky strong in flavor but not that strong. I would guess about 6-8%. This has a surprizingly good carbonation for a strong ale, very enjoyable to feel some tinglyness with it’s impressive personality. When you swirl this in the glass, you can tell it is a little higher viscosity than regular old beer and on the tongue it is smooth also. Finish is almost like a bitter medicine, but not quite as bitter as an IPA or imp stout. The medicinal linger stays for awhile once yer finished drinkin. Overall this is as expected for a strong ale except for that smooth comencing flavor that fools you when you first taste it. On par with Kasteel and Delerium Noel.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a golden yellow color, with a small soapy ring of a head. Aromas are corn, diacetyl, Ricola cough drops.
Flavors are of a smooth bodied malt liquor. Corn, Ricola cough drops, dishwashing soap make up the flavors.
Medium bodied, soapy aftertaste.
Back to the drawing board guys.