frankenkitty (1984) - 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.
Kleptoctopus (11) - 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 (350) - 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 (777) - 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 (5898) - 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 (301) - 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 (342) - 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 (1609) - 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 (3062) - 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 (3664) - 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 (1007) - 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.