EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Ack! I like this stuff, really, but it really attacks your gullet...smells great, warms great, clean finish. sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
This beer seems to arouse feeling for or against...Sweet,alcoholic,balance of flavour is good considering 11%. I expected worse (Crest Super) and was moderately surprised. iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
Copper colour. No head. Strong malt, alcohol aroma. Thick body. Tastes like thick malty caramel syrup. Alcohol not as promenent as expected Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Yikes. So a beer really can be too strong. Who knew. Pours a bright orange/amber with virtually no head. Aroma is strong malt and alcohol. Medium-bodied an very syrupy. Kind of tastes like a cross between a barley wine and malt liquor. Finish is syrupy sweet malt and caramel. This beer is definitely strong enough for me to be feeling the effects after one bottle. You definitely have to sip this one, but unfortunately this beer is not really good enough to be worth that much trouble. Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2003
Very malty. Extremely alcoholic and violent. Like a fine port wine. This beer makes you blush.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2003
Sorry, but I will be the third consecutive person to call it definitely cloying. Big alcoholic beer that gives an uncomfortable feeling of not being anything except potent. No head, no balance, no thanks. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Orange color with a small head. Aroma is very sweet, citrus and candy. Flavor is very sweet, syrupy, cloying, toffee, candy, acidic. Lots of alcohol warmth. pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
Very rich and sweet with an alcohol background. Cloying and un-balanced but a better than average strong lager. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Nice amber color,small tan head.Malty,yeasty aroma with a slight juicy fruit gum smell eminating from this brew.Malty taste,the alcohol is quite harsh it everywhere in this brew.the feel is slightly syrupy and kind of hangs on you like the alcohol does.In fact i'd say this brew is a little one sided with the alcohol taking first second and third place in the taste.It's a bit over powering and i think i would rather have the Aventinus over this any day.But it had to be tried,and now that i have i'm glad i'm done with it. beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2003
I am surprised at the ratings for this beer. Guess it's a love it or hate it. However, this is what I would expect from this kind of a beer. Slightly cloying, alcohol everywhere,(it has legs), thick, vanilla somewhere in there, malt, lots of things going on, complex. Winter warmer is a understatement. Great end of the night beer, or better yet, this one will knock ya out.