aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Nutty maltiness in aroma and sweet stickiness in texture; over powering alcohol sensation saves it for those who like scotch! JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Orange color, clear, no head at all. Aroma has orange citrus notes, slightly sweet. Flavor is very very sweet, though not as syrupy of a mouthfeel as other extremely sweet beers. Overall it's just alright. goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Pours a clear brilliant red, with a medium tan head that quickly diminishes to a small ring, lace is non-existent. Aroma is mainly alcohol, somewhat whiskey-like, some maple syrup, slightly buttery. Flavor is cloying sweetness colbbered by over the top alcohol. This basically reminded me of alcoholic syrup or something, not all that enjoyable. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Color the brilliant amber of glowing embers. Fast beige head. Enticing sweet aromas of raisin, chewy toffee candies, tawny port, citrus. Conflicting flavors clash with the nose. Odd mix of nutty caramel, orange, marshmellow, peppery hop, gingery spice, and a weird flash of mint. Not overly sweet. Rather clean finish, hot, bittersweet, and piney. bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Light brown to almost red body. No head and no lacing.
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Simple aroma of malt with some hint of the alcohol.
Slightly sweet flavor with some malt. Alcohol is well hidden but beer is slightly oxidized.
Full bodied and smooth.
The label no longer translates "the strongest beer in the world," now it's just "one of the world's strongest beers." Ok, so maybe it's supposed to be a bit of a novelty beer. It's high alcohol, with flavours of nothing but malt and alcohol. Fun, if that's what you want. Good? Not very. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Strong caramel and mustiness on the aroma of this copper-bodied brew. Flavor is much the same- caramel and musty malts, with a light fruity essence. Alcohol is surprisingly subdued, but this beer is not too interesting regardless of its strength. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Look of a tarnished golden hue of morning's first light. Effervescent glow of radiant golden dew. Nose of caramel walnuts roasted on an open fire. Medicinal fumes of a dentist office. Smooth alcohol taste. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Strong and sweet nose is first evidence of high alcohol levels. Slightly brownish red color is headless and murky. Strong tea flavors are most dominant, alcohol burns on the way down. One dimensional, strong malty lager. No hints of fruit here. Frank (4209) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2004 EKU 28 was high-gravity before high-gravity was cool. Appetizing honey color. Almost completely headless as would be expected for the style (the freezing process decreases carbonation). Still, the palate is far from lifeless--thick, slippery, and smooth. It complements the malty sweetness brilliantly. The depth of flavor is breath-taking and it changes with each sip. Molasses, honey, raisin, cherry, clove, raw sugar, plum, even a bit of chocolate all make themselves known with no one flavor taking over. Leaves a lip-smacking stickiness in the mouth after each taste. It's all so very lovely. The alcohol here is not overdone. It helps contrast the sweetness, adding a much needed dryness to the overall presenationt. I savored every drop.