amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled in 2000: Aroma of soy and brown sugar. Color is deep ruby red. I sampled this at cellar temp. and there was a faint head at the pour that lasted about 10 seconds, after that quite flat. Tastes is kind of a burnt flavor. Alot of sugar with a little smokeynesss. I love BIG beers but this is sort of a let down. No hops, no head, no comlplex flavors = No Big Deal
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the six pack i got was bottled in '96, and boy has the time been rough. a thick syrupy texture with little head and a heavy alcohol presence. very wine-like in taste, but at the same time laced with coffee. a slight bit of green in the black color. a nice bellywarmer thats almost a meal itself. i'd like to try a new batch just to compare. give it a shot if you enjoy imperial stouts
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew had a picture of an arm and a leg instead of an actual price.theres little to say about this brew it was headless malty in aroma with a definate alcohol presence in the aroma and flavor,the flavor was definately not that great but it was ok some fruit tones with a syrupy feel to it ,with a malty,alcohol aftertaste not my favorite but i guess it had to be tryed once.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very strong (14%) and sweet and syrupy. Not bad, although I don't like the aftertaste. Nice to try out once but I wouldn't buy this beer again unless I wanted to get drunk in a hurry.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 1, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 This Christmas beer is loved by many people, but, personally, I think that its flavour is too strong, alcoholic (14%!!!) and sweet (32°), with traces of chocolate. Really unbalanced, but with a really particular, herbal, aftertaste. Not really one of my favourite ones.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong (of course!), syrupy, sweetish and fruity with almost no head. A bit one-dimensional but this is an interesting experience.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1996 vintage, drank in 2003: This hazy black beer with amber glints has no head whatsoever. The nose is heavily malty with a raisiny/pruny aroma and a hint of copper. The palate is full bodied with prunes, molasses and chocolate. The finish is like prune juice and very port-like. There is very little carbonation evident in this beer and no trace of alcohol.
ElGaucho (2115) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
121 Ratings!?! For a beer from little old Castle Brewery Eggenberg in Austria? I guess the "World's Strongest Brew" moniker has 'em flocking like lemmings. Strong aroma, with hints of molasses and heavy malt. I spilled some on my pant leg a few seconds ago and my dog sniffed it out immediately. Average sized off-white head; mostly dissipating. Reddish brown in color. Flavor is like a granade going off in your mouth. Totally unexpected from the relatively unassuming aroma. The alcohol is most assuredly present and powerful. Very good! Very sweet, almost like a cognac with two tablespoons of sugar dumped in. I'm neither a fan of ultra sweet beers nor extra strong beers. There is definitely some quality here, and a must try for any self-respecting beer connossieur. However, I can't see myself ever drinking this again.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 Aroma is alcoholic, slight notes of dark fruit and chocolate, very sweet, a bit smokey. Syrupy/sweet malt flavor. Finish is extremely sharp. Not a horrible beer, but a bit too much...balance lacks as the malt is overpowered by the alcohol bite.
Rerate, vintage 1995, tasted 11/10: Soy, smoke and vegetable spice combine on the nose. Extremely malty with sugar and molasses above soy sauce and pumpkin pie flavors above soft hops and herbal spices. Long finish, smooth and seemless, incredibly so for such a large amount of alcohol. Clearly this is the benefit of time. 4.2
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
- 2001 Bottle; 2/17/03; a tawny reddish color with very little head, strong malty-alcohol aroma, very fruity with cherry and prune overtones, spicy and peppery-brandy like; initial taste is alcohol followed by a rush of sweet-rich malt, very fruity – cherry, maybe some raisins or prunes, spicy and warming, oily rich texture, smooth and creamy with a slight alcohol burn, wonderful beer that should improve even more with age