ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
the best and strongest lager.. excellent after dinner..
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2001 Vintage: Room temperature. Pours a clear, medium dark brown color. A small white head forms as you are pouring but immediately disappears, leaving no head at all. Nice grape like aroma, with hints of malts, vanilla, and alcohol. Leaves no lacing on the sides of the glass. Thick, rich, and very delicious. Intense malt flavors with tones of vanilla and grapes that intermingle with the alcohol punch. Fantastic brew, leaves a wonderful sweet malt flavor on your lips and a lovely alcohol warmth in your belly. Wonderful!!
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vinrage 2001. Mine was too young. It was actually a kind of unfinsihed. The extreme sweetnes and alcohol domination in the taste, really got me in the right christmas mood. Notice that I rated this on chrismas eve. However it really makes you tired and lazy. No head at all and very close to port wine or something similar.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garnet color, small head. Aroma is molasses, malt, sweetness and alcohol. Very malty and thick, nearly syrupy. Taste is sweet and sherry like, yet there is a very definite hoppyness to this beer. Complex flavors, chocolate, raisins, cherries, woody and smoke. The 14% alcohol is not as noticeable as one would think. It is there, but its not as much of a kick in the teeth as one would think; tummy warming more that the throat burner. Think the 2000 vintage still need a lot of bottle aging, the alcohol and woodiness should improve the taste of this already tasty beer. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and sweet with a sharp alcohol bite
DosWeenos99 (10) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For malt lovers only! Cellars very well. I still have several vintage years dating back to 1995.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bought this beer hoping it would be good based on the reviews. The alcohol in this was slightly hidden, but still very obvious. The flavor and aroma to me were of rotten fruit, mainly cherries. Reminded me of one of those christmas cookies with the cherry inside that had gone bad. First dark beer that I have been unable to finish.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet and cloying, did not enjoy the alcohol.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has kick!. It is thick and has a very pronouced alcohol punch. Possibly some type of fruit somewhere in the middle.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at my favorite bar, Elmer Sudds...wow. Orange red in color, with a slim head that has a red hint. Smells spicy and alcoholy, a warm sensation at first wiff. Taste is great, a thick chewy beer with a spicy alcohol taste, with hints of berries. A nice warm felling in the after taste, probably the 14% ABV.
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought a 4 pack of the 2001 edition and split it with a friend. On the pour the head disappeared quickly and had a nice amber color. The alchol was not hidden in the taste. The taste was similar to a Immort Ale or a Blithering Idiot. Very strong and very warming