hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle… Clear amber lager with a small, fizzy, vanishing white head. An easy pour left lots of muck in the bottle. The nose consists of sorghum, palmetto honey, toffee and medicinal alcohol. Full of unlikely, unfortunate and unidentified esters and phenols. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. Boozy and sweet with light molasses. Not much in the way of hop bitterness, but there’s a touch from the ethanol. Warming, bittersweet finish. PorterPounder (8267) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2003 Hesitated opening this late at night for fear of a hangover the next day - but it was a long day at work...so - here goes. No head whatsover to this other than a microsecond gravity induced white skin cap - alcohol probably killed it. Attractive light orange appearance. The aroma is surprisingly sweet and fruit-like with a heavy alcohol backdrop to it. Flavor has a hint of a cheap Belgium to it - with some faint raisiny notes - but the prominent flavor is alcohol - but with more character than an American Malt Liquor. Goes down fairly smooth despite the high ABV - but not something you would want more than one of. You have to love the name too - Extra Boom! Wonder if they have some good Czech TV commercials for this? Ernest (7814) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber, dense small/medium particles. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a note of honey, hint of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Tons of yeast in the bottle was quite a surprise. Unexpected for a Czech strong lager...old bottle perhaps. Almost Belgian styled, like a biere de garde. The sourness that comes out in the finish doesn't seem quite right, so I will have to try again when I am more certain of freshness. Interesting at the very least. JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Dark golden to amber color with an off white plastic looking head. Aromas of caramel and mild dough laced with alcohol. Some light grassy hops. Somewhat thick in feel. Odd yeast flavors that make this seem like a keller brew. Pale malt, light fruit and a spicy alcohol component. Yet another in a rather long line of european strong lagers. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
Not sure if it is the flavour or the 8% but this beer grows on you. Tastes a little "dirty" but overall rather interesting. Light fruity aroma. Dirty gold appearance with a light lasting head and lacing. Palate is thin if drunk cold, but smooths out with a warmer temperature. Slightly fruity, pleasant alcohol taste in a creamy blend. Not a Belgian but not bad at all.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Went "BOOM" as soon as I popped the cap off. Thus, I had a little volcanic science fair project on my kitchen counter. Light copper color is deceiving, as the beer carries quite a bit of weight. Super-smooth and silky on the palate. Sweetish, lasting malt flavors with notes of apple and pear. Finishes somewhat dry and rather clean. Surprisingly tasty and well-made. Have to say, I was rather impressed. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2006
This is a huge beer, almost to the point of being like some high gravity macro lagers. Has a kind of simple flavor, doughy with a bit of grassy hops. Some strange fruitiness and finishes with a bit of spice. Odd... Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Appearance: clear, peachy color, a big, rocky, crackling head of foam that pares down quickly, into nothingness.
Aroma: odd...fruity...medicinal, mineral...metallic...dry, with ocassional hints of orange and it too disappears, with haste, into the great unknown.
On the matter of taste: flavor, there is, yes, but hard to categorize. Spicy, fruity, but in minute dosages. Texture is tiny. Definitely feels like a lager, body is slight, but not too,and malt is felt, in it’s way. Alcohol, a hefty 8%, takes time to present it’s force ...ooop, there it is! Starting to creep into me, now.
Just enough taste here to make it worthwhile drinking, but not enough to make it worth returning to. Needs a lot more of a lot of things, to make for a worthy brew.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Flavors grows in your mouth with every sip. Gets stronger and stronger. Gold in color. Very pleasant do drink. Not a session beer though. High in alcohol. Fruity aroma. Has a thin palate. JFGrind (2070) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2003
Maybe this beer should be marketed to the hip-hop generation and be renamed "Boomin' System". A overwhelming malt taste yet far smoother than any malt liquor I've ever had. Much better brew than the regular Boom beer.