frankenkitty (1990) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mid-copper body with some dandruff particulates under a fast white head. Wanted to rate and drink this fast (while still cold) knowing this could become a real beast as it warms. (And I was right.) Aromas of big, raw alcohol off the top of sugary caramel with a lemongrass twist. Mid-bodied, a little sticky and totally sugary to the mouth. Alcohol presents mildly at first in the flavor, until it warms and becomes a big issue, almost like a high ABV wine. The remainder of the flavor is a ham-handed blend of highly-sugared caramel with splashes of tart, grassy Continental hops and sour grapes. I saved the last sip until it approached room-temperature and, yes... at that point this became a real challenge to finish. Overall, not a total failure, but I’d recommend you split a bottle amongst 3 or 4 friends while the alcoholic flavors are still muted by the cold. ~~~~~~ "Pint" bottle from Kenwood Liquors, Homer Glen, IL, purchased approx. 2 weeks ago.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle
A well meaning gift from a friend, there’s not much to say about a boring Eastern European beer whose best feature is the label. Perhaps I should have stopped there. For best results split with a dozen friends; a small pour is all you need to get a sense of this below average booze bomb.
Aroma / Appearance - A transparent base lies flat and limp with a listless head. Grainy malts deliver the message that this provides little more than a full burst of alcohol. Thankfully though the plain vanilla experience disappears in mere seconds.
Flavor / Palate - Dried gum scraped from underneath a desk pairs with stale caramel chews. The mercifully quick finish saves the palate from abuse. The only thing a full bottle will provide you is a cheap hangover if you keep going after more than one.
geologyguy (1220) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty sweet smell, taste is the same...quite sweet and medium hot alcohol burn...some depth but not great
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
500 ml bottle from Macklind Ave. Deli. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange gold with a small off-white head that forms bubbles on one side and eventually some stray chunks of film. Notes of extremely sweet cereal, corny and sugary, with butterscotch and booze. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a very sweet and boozy mouthfeel. Unpleasant, to be sure, but not the worst from this awful brewer. Also, great deScription here: "This naturally fermented beer has the highest alcohol content in the Beer Country." Ha!
Kleptoctopus (16) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Let me begin with a comment on the ratings of this beer. As the sagacious Jiddu Krishnamurti has said it best, "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." This, my friends, is a salubrious offering of the highest degree. Ever wonder how mountain monks live to be 100+ years old? They import.
eRock_2013 (380) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Without a doubt my first Lithuanian beer, surprised to find such an offering in South Carolina, shout out to "Bottles" beer wine and spirits in Mt Pleasant SC for having such an impressive selection! That being said, this brew overall was not too enjoyable, rather sickeningly sweet, cotton candy-like. Booziness throughout, but not obscenely so considering the high ABV. Some notes of banana, apricot, some yeasty flavors kind of like a Belgian beer, but definitively had the heavy malty sugariness of a bock beer. No hops, only bitterness from the alcohol. Very sweet and appropriate as a novelty dessert beer, but otherwise not exceptional. Belgian tripel - doppelbock crossover, courtesy of Lithuania.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tastes like weirdly old apple juice with an aftertaste of malt liquor.
Clear Golden Pour with no head. Nose is indistinct and faintly sweet.
Flat body. Notes of burnt honey. Boozy bittersweet finish.
Not going to pour it down but bleech
Strykzone (6180) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at esbls. Clear with some golden hue. Not a lot of aroma. Sweet flavor with adjuncts. Not great.
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a slightly cloudy gold light Orange color small creamy head. Aroma is. Citrucy sweet apricots slight caramel. Taste follows the aroma with a slight alcohol note followed with some apricot mango and prune notes. Not bad but not great. Taste more like apricot juice than beer.
SlimHabib (397) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden with almost no head. Sweet malty aroma, with grain, corn, and light caramel. Thick full body. Sweet grainy taste with strong alcohol finish.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Gold with a white head. Smells like circus peanuts and weird alcohol. Surprisingly ok. Sweet honey and a boozy burn.