Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, molasses, some honey, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, molasses/syrup, fruit, caramel/toffee, and spice; Finish is fairly hot; Not that good - but it was interesting.
Cbuk1013 (246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Found this bottle at a little out of the way grocery store for $1.99
Figured what the heck for 14% alcohol.
Smells like wet cardboard and sugar
Tastes like a skunk fell in a bucket of paint thinner
It would get you drunk on the cheap though.
davey101 (746) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle into my appropriate Founders 15th anny barleywine glass. Thanks again to match1112 for delivering on my craziest wants. I’ve heard the reputation of this beer but I had no idea it was hovering around 15% abv....
A - Pours a crystal clear dark brown/orange body. White foam forms quickly but disappears within ten seconds. It looks like a glass of apple juice with rising carbonation. How deceiving it looks!
S - Werthers original mash up of toffee and caramel, burnt malts, and an almost vegetal like fruitiness. Apples? Some cheap fusel booze on the end. Despite coming off as a bit candy like and artificial its not terrible I suppose.
T - Toffee and caramel, fermented apples, and a rough but manageable alcohol bite. It’s certainly not appealing or what I would describe as "good" but it is drinkable. Therein lies the problem. It does feel boozy but not 14.9% boozy, its just the richness and sweetness which will slow you down. This is a headache in a bottle.
O - An odd treat from Romania. It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, however the booze will creep up on you when you least expect it. A rather unassuming beer with a dark side. The dark side being that it will totally fuck you up. I feel like I could survive the cold war now.
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks(?) Greg! - Pours dark golden with no head. Nose is paint thinner and honey, with a terrible sorghum smell. Tastes like alcoholic cardboard, rotten grapes, and unicorn farts. Slick and uncarbonated. Horrible.
Cory (372) - , California, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, aroma is booze and molasses. Warm going down. Little carbonation, no head, amber color. It’s almost like a mixed drink. Really syrupy and alcoholic pretty much describes the whole experience. Mostly good for getting wasted.
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample: Courtesy Shrubber.
Pours an odd, brandy/gasoline colour...like a thin lamp oil....no head.
Aroma is...almond-tinted latex paint, honey and nuts.
Taste is sweet peanut, honey, carmelized sugar.....boozy.
Sweet, alcohol burn....though not as pronounced as expected....
Pretty rough, but not near as bad as the ratings portray it....I rather liked it...though I’m not sure why.
queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Sweet boozy aroma which reminded me a bit of a whiskey toddy, and a bit of cardboard. Clear copper with no head. Sweet boozy malt and harsh alcohol flavor. Medium body, light carbonation, hot burn.
shrubber85 (8999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Honey malt and alcohol aroma. Golden yellow with no head. Sweet honey, light malt, and cardboard flavor. More like cheap whiskey mixed with mineral water. Not horrible but pretty harsh.
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
500. Not really capped well. At all. Thanks clint. Asshole. Pours a murky flat medium dingy amber with no head whatsoever. Looks like someone is washing out a mug that still had coffee in it. Huge piercing oxidized nose, cardboard as hell. Oooold laundry, artichokes, and aluminum showing. Kinda smells like a dirty jock. Sticky thick flat body. Aluminum, cardboard, artichokes, and dirty jock strap on the mid palate. As my man Raph says "if that beer were an ice cream flavor, it would be pralines and dick."
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at World of Beer St. Pete. WoB has it listed as a barleywine, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Pours a clear orange with a quickly-gone fizzy head. Smells like booze! Strong alcohol sting, with some cider elements and grain fighting to get noticed. Taste is...something. Not a beer - tastes more like a strong wine or mead. Sweet, fruity, boozy. Not even the slightest attempt to mask the ABV here. Romania makes more sense to me now - I’m pretty sure if I had more than one of these I’d start imagining vampires everywhere, too.