P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 13, 2001
ALCOHOL, oh god. I couldn't really enjoy this one, i was just overpowered by the intense alcohol flavor, in fact i gave it to Pierre Marie joet (2672) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2001
Amazingly palatable for such a high ABV, dim scent of candied sugar and dust. Some grassy hues. Curious. fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 24, 2001
Sooooo strange. Light copper, almost orange color, with a very weak head. Fruity, candy-like nose, (see also delbomber's rating, dried pineapple smell is dead on). Terrible, musty taste. Spicy and fruity at the same time, impressively weak alcohol taste (for 15%abv) but its just not good. Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 24, 2001
Almost impossible to enjoy. At colder temperatures there is a pineapple aroma, with a surprisingly low, almost non-existent alcohol scent. The head died quick, but a quarter of the way through I was still mighty impressed by how well the alcohol was masked. Then came the sip...the sip in which this beer's insanely high alc. content reared its ugly head. Gone was the prevaling pineapple aroma and flavor, and in their place were the dreadful taste and smell of vodka, with just a pinch of pineapple. I've had martinis that had less alcohol taste! They might want to reduce the alc. content and change their gimmick from the strongest beer to the most 'Hawaiin' beer, because this could have been one of the most unique beers I've ever had. Instead, I'll probably never touch it again. weide5599 (48) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2001
It's a very strange beer!........................................
mrbeakersalesman99 (17) - USA - FEB 24, 2001
........ PhillyBeer2112 (2903) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2001
One of the better *very* high Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2000
alcohol beers (i.e. in comparison
to beers over 12%abv, for example).
Surprisingly clean, with quite
a bit of regular beer flavor, albeit
behind a strong mask of alcohol.
Tastes almost of a mix of beer and
brandy, and finishes with that warming
alcoholic sensation, like brandy.
Serving suggestion is very cold,
which helps its drinkability, but since
it remains a sipping beer, mine was room
temp by the time I got to the end, and
by then it was ever more brandy-like.
Still, on the whole, I'm impressed by
their ability to combine real beer flavor
with minimal esters and such high potency.
Intense alcohol flavour. Hard to figure out what to make of this........... Sammys (427) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 16, 2000
Aroma was alcohol, almost like a port wine. Taste was similar, but had enough maltiness to qualify as a beer. Dark golden color, very malty, alcoholic taste. Went down and finished surprisingly well for a drink with such a high alcohol content. It also got me quite drunk.