naivepegasus (346) - USA - FEB 28, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty much just malts and alcohol. Sweet without a hop take. To be fair, this beer is kind of hilarious considering the price and ABV
samsmith33 (475) - - JAN 31, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: copper color, white head.
Aroma : brown sugar, caramal
Taste: malty, yeasty, Wang, apricot, sweet and sour chicken.
Not very good, but the girl on the bottle is hot.
Pumpkin87 (80) - - JAN 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 Pours attractive coppery amber with big beige head that quickly dissipates.
Nose is big malt and yeast, resolving into caramel with some heat.
Flavors are more complicated than one expects from the reviews, with caramel, cereal, nuts, bananas and corn all having their moments before a finish that at times brings metallic alcohol and at times more sweetness.
With all the bad craft bad made in the US, the review here are a bit harsh, but so is this beer’s technique. It’s got many interesting elements, but they don’t necessarily fit together smoothly.
While the 9.7 ABV is borderline for a session, this beer is better when you take it slowly. Aeration and a slight warming show more than just tossing it down.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
[ Bottle ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
transparent amber, puffy white head, large bubbled. Dragon breath nose aka hot, tons of cardboard, lightly gummy with dirty banana peel esters. More gum early, heavy oxidation alongside sappy raisin sweetness, sticky cardboard in finish.
nimbleprop (5413) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl bottle pours a clear, caramel amber with some cloudy, white head. Nose has quite a bit of sugar, raisin, banana, yeasty esters. Flavor is sweet, root veg, caramel, raisin, candy. Cloying finish.
radagast83 (5310) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poured an almost still clear orange color. Aroma is boozy notes. Corn, booze, alcohol. Not awful awful, but not great. Pretty good to get drunk quick I guess.
solidfunk (4775) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not quite as horrible as you’d think. Just bad. Pours amber with OK head and lacing. Very sugary. Very sweet finish. Bottle. Too syrupy.
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle at the DC Ratebeer event Dec. 6, 2014. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of caramel. Sweet malt flavors. Cloying, boozy finish.
ccex (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle pours a slightly hazy amber with small diminishing white head and very little lacing. Aroma is of cardboard, stale bread, and booze. Taste is sweet and malty until a metallic, boozy finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Since it was another Rinkusklai, I knew I would be in for a punishment, but I have some perverse attraction to their punishing brews. This one tastes slightly like a doppelbock, and isn’t as atrocious as Hell on High or Crazy Brewsi. As always for this brewery, the label art and $1.99 pricetag made this one a must try for me.
ryecatcher (900) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 mL bottle. Pours a medium amber, medium head with no retention to peak of or lacing. Nose is malt and wet cardboard, hint of piss. Mouth is medium bodied, malt forward and way too sweet up front, then fades into mild metallic edged bitterness. Finishes with a malty bitter aftertaste. Not good... but at least it was only $2.69 and the bottle art (which I am pretty sure was stolen from a D&D Calendar I gad back in the 80s) makes it less of an ordeal... plus, it’ll get you where you’re trying to go (especially if that means drunk and into some Lugan girl’s pants and hungover the next day).