Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Eastern Europe tasting at the Tops Tasting Room in Tempe. Light in taste, big in booze. Average mouthfeel. Mix between a malt liquor and a dopplebock.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500 ml bottle from Lou’s Beverage Barn) Pours golden with a thin off-white head. Aroma of candy-malt sweetness, maybe a little hay and/or honey. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, lightly prickly, quite sticky/syrupy. Flavor is sweet and a bit hot. Candy-malt and rosewatery sweetness with a bit of a bitter pinch in finish. No complexity, pretty much just syrupy sweetness and some alchohol. One of those one-dimensional, syrupy, hot blonde doppels (hot blonde...hhmmmm). Not really horrible or undrinkable but one I’d pass on in the future.
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle ... Crystal clear golden pour. No activity whatsoever. Really sweet corny aroma. Similarly corn-starchy character in the drink. Smooth, but relatively unimpressive. If "Eastern European" is a beer flavor, this is it. (#3793, 1/10/2010)
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with ScottyP and curly. Clear golden pour with ring of white head. Sweet honey nose and flavor. Some hop crispness. One of the better ESL’s I’ve come across. Absolultey love the label art.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. That i was planing to make this my night cap at 9.5% but i just can’t. Pours a honey toned body with a thin white head. Aroma is abrasive, pinesol, paint, dingy malt body, corny, malt liquor like. Heavy corn syrup, with sweet and bitter tones. Rice, adjunct, corn, makes me make a bitter beer face. God this is horrid. Appleish honey husky hay corn. Just bad, i could finish it but God why the hell would i! I’m gonna drain pour the rest of the beer.
nearbeer (4925) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml. Clear burnt orange with a small , fleeting head. Nose is apple, caramel, grain and alcohol. Flavor is all the same, plus some dry grassy hops, corn and more alcohol. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated and tingly with hops and alcohol. Pretty harsh.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 2.99$. Pours a clear light gold color with a small white head. Nose is light straw and grain with some grassy hop notes. Palate was thicker then anticipated and left a filmy note. Flavors of grains and straw and grassy hops with a light filmy finish.
Pecan (49) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours deep, clear golden with substantial white head. Aroma is honey and malt sweet, floral, and ever so slightly citrus. Very sweet flavor. Begins with something akin to honey and malt and progresses to something I would compare to stevia, cinnamon, and other holiday spices. Even finishes sweet. Texture is light but abrasive. Masks alcohol well, but would not recommend more than tasting this beer.
jimhilt (2559) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a two finger white head that that vanishes without a trace of lace. Crystal clear almost light amber color, unusual for a DB. Malt/nut nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is sweet nutty malt. High ABV is hidden. Better as it warms. Cool label. $3.20 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Is Tennessee some kind of test market for Lithuanian brews? Seriously, why do we have beers from relatively obscure eastern European beers at Ma & Pa liquor stores? I am Bolshevik. I eat your rubles. My robot is the space adventure. 3.6 million people. That is the population of Lithuania. I love this bottle, it says "European Beer". The woman at the liquor store showed me the elf in Santa’s butt. Jesus, I just did something and my firefox is taking up the entire screen. Drinkable beer really. Cheap booze and melted caramel ice cream destroyer in the nose, sweet syrup caramel booze in the flavor.