frankenkitty (1963) - 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.
Strykzone (5331) - 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 (285) - 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 (273) - 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 (1516) - 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.
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of grains, corn, caramel and alcohol. Very sweet flavor of caramel,grainy cereal, corn, alcohol and a bit of honey.
DialSquare (3166) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Pace High Carryout. Gold pour with very little head. Aroma of very sweet sugary bread malts. Tastes are floral, sweet grainy cereal, raisin, honey, caramel. Burnt sugar. Alcohol actually fairly well hidden. Rough, overwhelming overall though.
SpongeRuiner (880) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ok. It pours a bright gold color. Has a straight up bad liquor copper aroma. It brings an almost gag reflex with the smell. Taste like a liquid penny. A bad aftertaste. Just not good. After a few sips I just wanted to throw up every time I brought it close to my senses. In no way did I want to even finish half of my pour. The definition of a drain pour.
Bif (1613) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a copper color with small fizzy head and no lacing. Aroma candy sweetness, yeast and booze. Taste of candy sweetness, bit of malt and spice. Odd bitterness and a medicine aftertaste. Fairly light body, smooth and boozy. Bought it as the label caught my eye....should have known better.
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light gold (triple bock?). Small short lasting head, Aroma is sweet malt, grains. Mouth feel is somewhat sticky, Taste is sweet malts,grains a bit boozey but doesn’t seem like 12%. Not bad not good. $2 a pint good for a quick cheap buzz.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Andy’s for New Years Eve. Pours a clear gold (triple bock, what?) with a thin white head. Grainy and papery on the nose, rather sweet. Papery, grainy, sweet and weird. Warm sweet alcohol. Grain and paper all through it. Meh.