crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
From my experience, I had a hard time ’placing’ this beer in an evening of beer enjoyment. It certainly wasn’t a ’sit down and finish every last drop’ beer for me. Then, after thinking about it. I determined this beer is best served in a shot glass, akin to Jaggermiester or Garappa. Simply pour small amounts in your families & friends glasses, sip & discuss. Then, follow up with session beers. A rich man’s ’shot & shell’, very nice!!
evilash99 (2) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in color, almost syrupy in texture with no carbon dioxide. Very intense and thick aroma. The taste has elements of chocolate, port, vanilla and raisins, and the aftertaste lingers for a long time. Try this beer with either some strong cheese or maybe an english fruitcake.
DrRobert99 (2) - Nurmes, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2002 does not count
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
The only good thing in this beer is that it is strong. Drinkability poor, tastes awful, do not buy whole bottle!
joelumbumbard99 (13) - Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2002
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
What a great idea for a venison marinade! This should go on RateWine.com (if there is such a place). Couldn’t finish the bottle. Worst money I have ever spent on beer! And I have even bought Busch Light before!
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
cool bottle, lots of alcohol, but it taste like sweet wine syrup. not beer.
RyanD99 (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2002 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
What the hell was Samuel Adam’s thinking? A barley wine triple bock brewed with maple syrup??? Yuck. I like the alcohol content, though.
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2001
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very much like motor oil. This was apparently Koch’s first attempt at high alkie creations. Inferior to the SA Millennium, which is also a curiosity but actally tastes good.
NYDennis (64) - Port Jefferson Station, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2001
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I just hated it. I saw it in the store and heard that it was rare so I bought it. Not my type of beer at all.
All4Grog99 (22) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2001
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
After some time spent searching for the elusive beer i was disappointed in discovering why it
was so difficult to find. from the moment i opened the bottle i was assaulted with the smell of
soy sauce and maple syrup. Bravely i poured the $6 bottle into the snifter vainly hoping that it
would taste better than it smelled. Sorrowfully my hopes were dashed as i took the first sip to
discover that it indeed tasted like an alcoholic soy sauce with notes of worchestshire and a strong
maple syrup finish. ick...All was not lost though, it may not be the best for drinking but it does
make a great marinade, try it with cracked pepper on venison.
SirQuackalot (10) - USA - DEC 12, 2001
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ugh, just ugh. Tastes like thin, highly alcoholic maple syrup. No carbonation really, smelled heavily of maple, but looked somewhat impressive, especially in its blue bottle. Not worth it.