RichardGretton (4184) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A flat brown beer with a very malty and strongly alcoholic aroma. The flavour is like a sweet sherry. Overall the beer is horrible, it is just too strong.
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2000 bottle. Fairly deep brown with hints of red. Malt aroma. Not a lot of carbonation. Sweet syrupy taste with noticible alcohol.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2000 bottle drank in 2003: Pours a clear red-brown color with a large bubbled head that quickly fades to nothing. Huge burnt molasses aroma that triggered memories of Sam Adams Triple Bock. Deep vanilla sweet taste with touches of wood. Chewy mouthfeel that turns into an alcohol burn the whole way down. An excellent sipping beer.
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.