Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer was horrible. This was my first beer with an alc. % over 10 and I thought this would be great. I had the 200 vintage, and it was probably the worst beer I’ve ever had. The taste of carmel/toffee couldn’t make it past the stomach acid taste of the whole brew. Not reccommended for anyone.
beerschnob99 (4) - USA - MAY 31, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is extremely complex; definitely worth a try. There is a heavy alcohol aroma and flavor--beware. I rated this beer well because there are so so many beers that fall short of what this accomplishes. On the other hand, there are a handful that exceed it. A great beer overall.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I really expected more from this beer. I had a very strong alcohol aroma, poured a thin off-white head that dissapated quickly. NIce dark caramel color. I just tasted too much alcohol in my 2000 bottle. Maybe it needed to age more. It tasted like someone had poured scotch in my beer. Tried it once, wont bother with a second.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reminded me of Godiva Chocalate liqueor. Nice chocalate malts, with a good roasted malt tone in it. But it really tasted too much like alcohol for me too really enjoy.
Davhgbrew (723) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
00’ bottle, Had a dark orange appearance, with almost no head. A malty, woody, syrupy aroma, the palate was a little overpowering with tons of malt, which mellowed a little as I drank on. Had a very syrupy mouthfeel, the middle was minty, piney, with a dry charcoal finish. I can see how this beer might get better with age. It was strong, almost barleywine’ish, although the 14%abv was hardly overwhelming. This one was a little too malty for my liking, and more of a brew to come home to in the winter, not a florida summer day, but an interesting brew nontheless.
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was one of them beers I had to try. Heavy brandy type alcohol sweet malty flavor, very enjoyable.
I paid for one bottle what I usually pay for a six-pack of premium ale. Definitely worth the experience, and that time it was considered the strongest beer in the world... An unforgettable taste.
Torpedo (2) - Messina, ITALY - MAY 7, 2002 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poor beer..Bonnano have him for his father...ahUHAUHUAhAU
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
An Austrian beer brewed under the exclusive license of Switzerland...
what’s up with that? Bottled in 2000, opened 05-02, a nice reddish brown color, head almost completely disappears, the taste buds are all over the place on this one, like a specialty beer, all the extremes, excessively sweet, caramelized beer, no real balance, better in very small sips, like a dessert beer, but I’m inclined to believe this is not ready to drink yet, that it will improve with age and should wait a few years before I drink another one.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not real aromatic, some bready, malty chocolate hints. Very sweet beer, rich, with lots of chocolate, some tofee, malt. Alcohol somewhat noticeable but not a big negative. As it warmed , became very much like a sweet sherry. This is pretty good but so sweet that it was hard to finish.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It’s very rare for me to give a rating this low. Bocks and Dopplebocks, at least the ones I like, are quite a bit more subtle than this. This is like a good, fairly sweet barleywine that has had teaspoons of sugar and heaps of alcohol added. Nearly headless but not legless on the sides of the glass, this thing is a monstrosity...of the highest order. I’m gonna stopper it up, and save it for a night of serious insomnia. Lastly, I like to be able to smell what I drinking.