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Rinkuškiai Hell On High

Brewed by Rinkuškiai
Style: Doppelbock
Biržu raj., Lithuania


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Euro Super High Alcohol Lager. Orange-gold. Smell is of rich full caramel malt and well straw. Smooth and well ballanced, with just enough malt and hops to add a fruity taste. Alcohol flavor is not prevalent despite 14% ABV, almost is not noticable until you’re through. Really good with BQ pork or pulled pork.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
arojewski (41) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Poured like apple juice with no head obvious. Sickly sweet and alcoholic aroma. I took the first sip and my body refused to swallow. Maybe i was too generous with my score.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (6363) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
500ml bottle. Humorous. It is basically a super boozy and sweet malt liquor, nothing more. Not terrible but nto good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Clear greenish/golden color with tons of carbonation. very small white head with almost no lacing. Smells sweet of ginger and spice with an alcoholic note. typical cheap high gravity aroma. Slightly sweet with hints of toffee and floral notes but has a strong solvency. Don’t drink this beer unless it’s the only thing available and it’s free.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scrapersnbeer (1434) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Crazy name, ridiculous label, made up style category, and the brewer admits it smells like straw. In reality the aroma is a syrupy caramel like those Sugar Daddies they don’t seem to sell to kids anymore. Bright golden blond, I think heller bock would be a better classification. Unreasonably sweet, as in the worst made ice lager isn’t as corny as this is. There may be hops in this beer...who knows? Thick and slimy body, causes that post nasal drip feel back at the tonsils. Bizarro-world beer for sure. Brags about being naturally fermented; never heard of artificial fermentation so I guess the boast is that they didn’t just add pure alcohol into a finished beer. And that’s what the doctor will say if you drink a few: ’That guy is ETOH, four point ’em.’

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
500ml bottle, shared with jortiz82 and one of our mutual friends. I saw this at World Market, right next to Crazy Brewski, and after that mess, I figured how bad could a 14% "quad bock" and "Belgian-style" beer actually be? (I knew the answer already). Aroma is pungent, alcohol burning, with some incredibly sweet notes. Flavor doesn’t burn as much as it feels incredibly sweet, over-the-top, whatnot. Honestly not that pleasant at all - they’ve tried too hard to make a beer that is 14% instead of something worth consuming. The only upside to this one was that the alcohol was relatively masked (relatively being the key word here).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanderstk (1) - USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
high alcohol for shelif llife (10 years)There is a minimum of 75 characters for your comments. A good rating says something about the appearance, aroma, flavors, body, and finish and your overall experience with the beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Frank (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Awwwwww shit! A Lithuanian beer that’s fourteen percent alcohol, has a devil detective on the label (complete w/ poodle) and claims to be both a "quad bock" and "Belgian-style beer." If ever a brew was right up my alley, it’s this shit. Seriously, this is the best beer label I have ever seen. I am going to keep it on the mantle until my wife sees it and yells at me.

It is pretty much exactly like any of a half dozen or so beers imported by Aiko Importers and featuring loud and ridiculous labels---and by that I mean to say that its flavor profile is very much similar to that of a mild poison. I mean, this stuff doesn’t seem like it’s gonna kill me but the reaction of my brain when my mouth tastes this stuff is to say, "Hey, maybe this isn’t the safest thing to drink." Going by taste, this is a severe case of the shits at the worst, same as those sugar-free gummy bears I’ve been hearing about but sugar-free gummy bears don’t get you drunk. To be more specific, this smells like a slightly less fruity version of whatever bubblegum is supposed to taste like crossed w/ denatured alcohol and a mud puddle. It’s syrupy and sticky on the front, middle and back of the tongue and is somehow both over and undercarbonated at the same time. There is scantly any gas escaping from this liquid but you can feel each tiny bubble exploding in a vaguely painful manner as it crosses your tongue. One of the many amazing things on this label is the proclamation, "Naturally fermented!" (w/ exclamation point) right under the ABV. Well, that is probably the highest possible praise anyone will ever give this beer: "Yes, this beer contains actual yeast shit. It is not just a mix of chemicals designed to have the same effect as yeast shit." Good stuff and I’m glad I tried it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Poured golden, clear, small head that faded quite easily. Aroma of yeast and grain combined with some malts. Decent taste, with the very high ABV I was not expecting that. Fruit (yes apple), grain and malts; quite boozy but not bad at all. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
16.9 ounce bottle from Beer Run, 12/11/13. Pours a clear amber color with a thin bit of off-white head. Kinda viscous looking. Fair head retention. Aroma of toasted grain, nuts, apple, booze, hay. The taste is toasted grain, caramel, booze, faint sawdust. Thin-medium bodied and very hot, as expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Clear gold with no head. Aroma is butterscotch an apple, which despite being characteristic of fermentation defects is not bad. Taste is powerfully boozy, and slightly cloying, like a dialed-up euro-superlager. $4

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