BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bronzed body, ring of head, heavy carbonation. Sugary sweetness pierces the nostrils. Honey tipped and lightly flowery. Thinnish body, but strong. Flowery and estery. Could be worse, but as it stands, this is akin to a slightly more refined version of high octane malt liquor.
TheEpeeist (3049) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.9 oz bottle. I couldn’t resist a big beer and a new country tick. Clear golden brown with a brief foamy head. Nose is caramel, raisin bread and dentist office. Flabby medium body with a clenching tang. Taste is buttery and bitter; Grape Nuts cereal and golden raisin hooch. Coarse finish with burnt sugar.
wxman (1273) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep golden with a thin white head. Sweet malt and ethanol aroma. Taste is quite sweet and malty, caramel also comes through as well. Alcohol burn after the swallow. Still, not bad for a malt liquor.
EithCubes (4410) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2010
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Oh, Lithuanian gimmicks. Nose has some roast cereal and slick sticky malt, but the sugar potential is massive, and there’s a not so-subtle hint that this is going to be a booze wallop. Pale, lightly sickly golden body with a crinkling whitish head. Taste is sweet and sticky grape malt with cereal and artificial sweetener weirdness into the aftertaste, has a rubbery main surrounded by low-level fusel sting. Full, oily body with only mild alcohol burn but a ton of chest warming. There are compliments to be given here, for this could have been an unmitigated disaster if brewed at dozens of other facilities, but this screams headache and lacks the depth of even some popular golden European strong ales (even Polish and Russian brutalities), let alone anything from the noble Doppelbock family claimed on the label.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Headless. Looks like thick apple juice. Mouthfeel is that of mild carbonation and sticky goo. Flavor isn’t entirely bad. Made me think of mead / braggot. Pleasant and somewhat flowery-herbal, in a clover honey sort of way. Bitterness is mild yet balancing, for the most part. Though a fair amount of sticky, cloying sweetness lingers for sure. Alcohol is hidden fairly well, though you’ll definitely notice a soothing burn after a few sips. Must’ve gotten a good bottle, because it’s drinkable; just a little scrappy and rough around the edges.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - NOV 26, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml Bottle – Johns Market – Portland, OR
Very soapy in the flavor. The aroma was tons of dactyl. This beer sat way too long on the boat. Big mess of a beer. Hard to finish this beer it was just nasty.
Butters (3579) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with peter before an all night mario session. What a kick! Crystal clear amber pour with disappearing white head. Sweet caramel graininess and clean. Alcohol, while very perceptable, is also well hidden for 12%. Tastes more like 9 or 10 at most. Syrupy, but just about better than any other beer I’ve had from these guys. And probably one of the best labels I’ve seen in a while. Don’t know where all the hate is coming from, this is actually pretty tasty. I’ll pick it up again.
envane (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Clear light amber, white head. Reeks of alcohol, grain, soy. Taste is malt, plastic, alcohol. Sticky. Undrinkable.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can’t say why I enjoyed this so much, but I did. I even liked the crazy label. Sometimes things just hit a nerve. It had a nose of alcohol, pretty much the only noticeable trait. There were some hints of caramel, brown sugar, tar and leather. Poured light with minimal head. Sat rather syrupy in the glass. Tasted of strong alcohol with biscuit and handbag. It does proclaim it’s 12% proudly on a little tag. The alcohol was quite overpowering, but I like that from time to time. It came off as being whiskey like but not rubbing alcohol. Also, it was rather light and had a medium finish. Plus, I think it was only $3, which is a good deal. I will actually probably get this soon.
coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2010
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Bottle. Pours reddish orange with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor are not entirely unlike a doppelbock. But really not so much like it either. Aroma is very sweet, fruity, malty. Flavor is, hmmm, alcohol, some nasty plastic and chemicals, alcohol, a strange acrid element, alcohol. You get the point. Drank about a quarter of it before I poured it out. Proving my manliness by finishing off 12% ABV Lithuanian swill wasn’t worth the possible damage to my internal organs.