ryecatcher (803) - 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).
DMLINAZ (301) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Worth it for the picture on the bottle, the 9.7% ABV, and the $2.69 price tag for 1 pint,.9 Oz. Otherwise don’t bother. One flavor profile: super malty. From the "Iron Curtain" section at Sun Devil Liquor, Mesa AZ.
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
808s n FartRates review #15, courtesy of course of Francis
Pours a reddish color with a small head.
The aroma is malty with some caramel and a lot of booziness.
The flavor is pretty darn sweet, it’s got some cherry, and some maltiness. It also tastes of cheap vodka.
Sheesh, this one was awesome when served right after Hell on High.
RobertDale (3545) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle share at SRBG 2014. Pours a pale gold with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and fruit. Taste is corn, fruit, and alcohol. The label is by far the best thing about this.
GenDV138 (1425) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014. Golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of sweet and dark fruit. Tastes of sweet and dark fruit, honey, bitter notes. Light body with a dry finish.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Thanks to Frank for this trash. Label looks like it could be a metal album cover...probably is. Pretty much flat straw pour with no head. Typical bullshit on the nose. Sugar, apple juice, and cereal. Lots of grain. Chalk and booze, too. Flavor is harsh and boozy, even with all of the sugar, corn syrup, and apple juice. Bitter chalk on the finish.
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle shared by Frank at the RBSG presidential suite bottle share. Thanks for this, Frank, you asshole. Pours a clear orange-yellow-gold with no head. Basically just corn and booze. Grain alcohol-like. Some sugars. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation. Gross, but thankfully not as abrasive or chemical-like as the Hell On High or other monstrosity from this brewery that we tried. Still horrible.
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Rating 7,600 at RBSG. God why? Pours clear gold with white head. Nose/taste of alcohol, cheap vodka, grain alcohol. Nothing close to resembling a dopplebock. Lighter bodied.
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to someone! Pours a clear amber gold with a near white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma is full of corn with a bit of earthiness. Flavor has lots of sweet corn with a hint of booze and some earthyness.
Cornfield (5497) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Okay, my rating will be somewhat skewed because 1)I grew up in the "Little Lithuania" neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago (Does any other major city have "sides"?), b) Rinkuškiai is a charming brewery, and 4) I’m already thinking of this as "Selvie Beer," since Selvie, a diminutive woman, is the biggest Dragon Lady that I ever had the "pleasure" to work with some years back when I was still employed in the software development world.
This baby has a deep amber body, thick, with an off-white film. It smells of toffee gone bad, cloyingly sweet, with some metallic overtones. The flavor is much the same and includes some alcohol heat. Kind of nasty, over all.
It’s not pleasant, and neither is Selvie, but it’s not as harsh as she is.
It’s a Rinkuškiai brew. I knew what I was getting into.