pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to BlackIPA for this garbage juice! Pours a clear light amber with a small off white head. Aroma is a vat of cotton candy with a strong helping of everclear. Sticky sweet, tons of booze, no hint of the fruit but tons of grape drank. Chewy finish. Kind of like a big quad.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from jtclockwork for krampus. Thanks? Poured into my fancy-ass kbs glass because I can. Pours a super dark orange, like if a citrus fruit got its jugular sliced...except there are some big ol white chunks floating around in there. Seriously dude, what did you do to me. Aroma is not even good. I get a very slight hint of pomegranate, but it’s mostly green apple, grains and cotton candy. This is like a shitty malt likka with a drunken bird on the label. Taste is sweet. I think I get a bit of pomegranate but I’m not sure, because my tongue is immediately attacked by caramel, green apple, grains and burning. I feel like I just melted a bunch of caramel on the stove, thought about letting it cool, then just said "fuck it, I’m gonna drink this boiling shit" . My god! You know this has to come from Lithuania because I’m pretty sure the FDA would make this illegal if it was made here. I’m not going to rate this anymore, because there is absolutely no need to go further in depth about how bad it is. I will tell you though, I’m gonna finish this bottle...and I’m gonna do it for 2 reasons. 1) it was a gift, and you can’t throw away a heartfelt gift from someone no matter how shitty it is. 2)I’m entirely convinced this is not a fruit beer, but it is actually a malt likka wearing fruit beer clothing...and you leave no likka behind! EDIT: so the bottom of the bottle had like a half inch of straight up grey sludge...seriously, WTF? Original rating of 1.8, after finishing the bottle I couldn’t in good conscience leave it that high. Still better that Royal Challenge though.
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber color, light head. Syrupy, boozy, some fruit...a freaking mess. Unbalanced and terrible.
stevencon (444) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light amber pour. Sweet aroma maybe lightly fruity. Big booze taste. Some red fruit pomegranate taste but mostly sweet booze malts. Like a Russian four loko.
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
red amber with small head and enormous disgusting looking floating things. seriously frightening. i imagine this would make an effective mouthwash. there’s obvious pomegranate and a whole lot of booze.
freekyp (1484) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A beast of a beer this cockatoo’s got claws. Great big alcoholic ones devoid of grace and style. With aromas of cough medicine, pomegranate, and eastern Euro string pale lager, this brew pours a clear amber with a quickly fading fizzy white head. Very sweet with little hop character to temper the fruity syrup assault. Big wafts of alcohol erupt from the bottle upon opening. Not a middleman, this beer is an extremist, maximizing ABV, overdoing the fruit character, and upping the sweetness. No surprise that a single bottle will knock you on your butt.
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
16.9 oz bottle 5/20/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-42° in Flute-Pours an orangish red with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of pomegranate, caramel, vanilla, alcohol, and fruit. Taste of the same with a bit more alcohol and fruit. This light bodied brew is not bad but a bit too boozy.
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Okay this beer looks pretty darn good. Orange-red with a good cloudiness and tons of bubbles. If only it tasted as good as it looked. doesn’t smell that fruity, but it’s okay. The pomegrantate flavor to a beer is certainly nice, but it seems that they all have to be strong. Does the fruit add alcohol content or is it just how everyone makes it? These beers are all just stong and alcoholic and eh.
MarkSachon (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle from halftimeBeverage.com. Considering that this odd concotion comes from Lituania and not from some crazy American craft brewery adds to the mystery. As one who normally meets fruit beers with some trepidation, i was pleasantly surprised by the Cocka Too. More sweet than bitter, one is cautioned to heed the 12% as fair warning and to consume moderately ’cause the bird will kick your body to the curb.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cocka too 12% sampled at azwine.
Hazy red orange. Small white head.
A+f = braggot-y,sweet, alcohol,salty grain,dusty.