ccex (1284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
This is not a triple bock, but something you would buy as a novelty or a gift for an alcoholic friend. The label is an old classic. (almost as good as the same brewery’s Missing Elf cartoon). Pours orange with a very small white head. Nose is full of alcohol, corn and grains. Taste is very sweet, almost sickeningly sweet. Aroma also has sour apples, grain, and maybe even model airplane glue. Still not as bad as I feared, but I did split a 500ml bottle with my bass player buddy hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
orange color with no lasting head.
loads of alcohol in the nose... along with orange, canned peaches, florals and a bunch of sugary mess.
the flavor is all of the aforementioned mixed with apricots, sake/rice florals, cantaloupe/melons, vanilla and a choking amount of sweetness.
thick, chewy, gross. 3/2/3/2/3/ zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
(bottle - 500 ml) Orange pour with a thin white head. Big props for the coolness of the label to start with. Aroma is a lot of alcohol mixed with some dried malts and some wet hay. Flavor is sweet at the start and moves to a very astringent and burning alcohol middle with a slight aftertaste of sweetness and diesel fuel. Potent. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Pours dark golden with a thin quickly receding off-white head. Strong medicinal aroma, cotton candy, sickly sweet. Notes of honey, syrup, metal and fusels. Heavy with light carbonation. Very harsh, not at all enjoyable to drink. Drainpour. BadAprilia1000 (433) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2011
This beer pours clear beer brown with almost no head. Aroma is flat of extremely sweet caramel and just plain sugar. Taste is overwhelmingly sweet of caramel and sugar cube with a very noticeable amount of booze. Not a wonderful beer, won’t drink again
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle pours a clear orange with a tan ring around the edge of the glass. Scent is carmel, candy sugar and booze. Taste is sugar bomb with some fruit, caramel and sugar. nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Special thanks to cheapdark for this one (or maybe he doesn’t like me?). I love the label on this bottle, the beer, well, in your face, rude, crude 12%abv. You can taste the alcohol, not much in the way of aroma, complexity or balance. This is a beer to drink when you want to get drunk. But, I enjoy trying different brews, and this one is different. Thanks again Big D! I owe you! BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle: Really looking forward to this one. Dark orange/copper color with no head. Caramel, corn.... caramel corn and candy cane with ambisol. Flavor is sweet and chemical with a corn and spice finish. Thick mouthfeel with a sharpness that makes you instinctively want to spit it out. mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
The color is crisp, clear, and orange. The taste was totally unexpected. Like red hot candies, a little bit of caramel, and oak. The finish even has some chile heat to it. It’s incredibly complex, but I was a big fan. Even with that high of an ABV, I didn’t think the alcohol was overpowering. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Pours a mid-copper body with some dandruff particulates under a fast white head. Wanted to rate and drink this fast (while still cold) knowing this could become a real beast as it warms. (And I was right.) Aromas of big, raw alcohol off the top of sugary caramel with a lemongrass twist. Mid-bodied, a little sticky and totally sugary to the mouth. Alcohol presents mildly at first in the flavor, until it warms and becomes a big issue, almost like a high ABV wine. The remainder of the flavor is a ham-handed blend of highly-sugared caramel with splashes of tart, grassy Continental hops and sour grapes. I saved the last sip until it approached room-temperature and, yes... at that point this became a real challenge to finish. Overall, not a total failure, but I’d recommend you split a bottle amongst 3 or 4 friends while the alcoholic flavors are still muted by the cold. ~~~~~~ "Pint" bottle from Kenwood Liquors, Homer Glen, IL, purchased approx. 2 weeks ago.