Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a true amber with a thin head. Slightly burnt caramel aroma. The flavor is thickly sugared, molasses and cooked sugar ... you can taste the alcohol. Quite a hefty brew.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Clear amber color with small head. Aromatic-hopped, sweetish aroma with a hint of licorice. Sweet, caramel-malty flavor with some rye pudding. Smooth, quite full-bodied and malty, low-carbonated palate. A very enjoyable brew, must taste again!
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber. Alcohol scent with a citrus note. Malty & heavy, but cleansed by the hops mixing in and then balancing for the finish. Alcohol is present, but not offensive. I was pleasantly surprised with the character.
nearbeer (4061) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 500 ml. Clear, almost darkish copper with a medium head that lasts with a nice tat of lace. Aroma is earthy boiled greens and fall woods, maybe some cedar, and some caramel underneath. The smells and taste are both a confusing mix of alot of stuff; reminds me a bit of some of the Hitachino Nests, which is not necessarily a bad thing. There seems to be mostly British character: fruit-and-nut, twangy sourish malt-forward and a slightly dry-tingly, woody and herby finish. As with the Hitachinos, once I get used to some of the unexpected smells and flavors it’s actually pretty tasty. Post Mortem: Once this reaches room temp, it pretty much smells and tastes like a good Scottish Ale. Once I think about it, a traditional ale was probably always drunk at ambient temp; I recommend that highly for this one.
Butters (3946) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky amber brown with ring of small white head and petri dish suds. Nose is typical of these strong lithuanian beers - banana, vanilla, but this dark version also has raisins. Very sweet plum, caramel flavors, with a distinct yeastiness and alcohol presence, though not hot. Pleasant warming sensation. I bet this would score much higher by most people if done in a blind tasting.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich amber brew with a crisp, off-white head. Light orange hue. Malty aroma with outlying dusted cider wood. Interesting malted complexity in aroma and flavor. Warming. Some nuttiness and brown sugar on the palate with hints of wood and cider. Dusty, old-barrel-aged quality. Candi caramel on the finish too. A sturdy wintere brew. Well-made, distinctly-flavored offering.
demitriustown (1118) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has a nice malt note, caramel, and light sugary aroma. Appearance is a clear light brown with a off-white head that is quite carbonated. Taste consists of a definite caramel note, bread, a nice malt texture, and a strange vegetable note. This is a really interesting beer. Palate is carbonated, really sticky, and rather dry. Overall, It’s pretty decent beer. Something I would try again just because I thought this beer was somehow strange, but in a good way.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber/light brown color,small off white head that faded slowly leaving a slight lace behind.The aroma was light malt some caramel and a slight hint of alcohol.The flavor was malty with a decent caramel taste some hints of hops and in the beginning theres a slight oily feel that smooths out in the middle .The alcohol is definatley noticable in the middle and fades in the end.I guess i’d have to say i like this brew,not saying it’s great or anything but it has a certain quality that kind of draws you in.
frankenkitty (1972) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
So I starts to pour this into a glass, and imagine my surprise as I find a Lithuanian beer that isn’t yellow! This "stout beer" (???... see Comm. Desc.) pours a bright copper color with faint carbonation and a fast head of an indeterminate, "light" color. Light vegetal and latex paint aromas fade to a base of sweet, caramel malts. Flavor holds a much more solid malted character and is sweet without being cloying. MIld hops finish. In the end, I’m quite impressed. <applause>
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BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small, rocky, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), average hop (flowers, grass), average yeast (earth, broth) with notes of date, apple, and cola. Medium bodied, slick texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.