mike67 (1268) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2017 frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
500 ml bottle. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt and ripe fruit. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is of sweet malt, alcohol ripe fruit and peppery hops. Alcohol is noticeable. Finish is long alcoholic. Somewhat sweet for me and too alcoholic. closey22 (2101) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2017
orange gold amber with little rimming head
aroma is malt tinny notes
flava is sweet malt notes of toffee
feels medium-thick silky with slight fizz
finishes tangy slight alcohol alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2016
500 ml bottle picked up at Jungle Jims and shared with some family (thank goodness). Pours a hazy golden with some orange color and a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have sweet grainy and corn malts, buttery toffee, some fruity character, lots of booze, this does get an over 10% tick but that is about it, not good. JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Golden to light amber in color. Small off-white head. Overpowering sweet over-ripe fruit scents. Bad fortified wine aromas. Sweet, with a touch of spice. I actually could sip on this one on a cold night. Alcohol is there, but not overly tasted. Interesting malt liquor.
My stomach is really starting to burn. 8/10
Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2016
500 ml bottle
geologyguy (1661) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2015
A well meaning gift from a friend, there’s not much to say about a boring Eastern European beer whose best feature is the label. Perhaps I should have stopped there. For best results split with a dozen friends; a small pour is all you need to get a sense of this below average booze bomb.
Aroma / Appearance - A transparent base lies flat and limp with a listless head. Grainy malts deliver the message that this provides little more than a full burst of alcohol. Thankfully though the plain vanilla experience disappears in mere seconds.
Flavor / Palate - Dried gum scraped from underneath a desk pairs with stale caramel chews. The mercifully quick finish saves the palate from abuse. The only thing a full bottle will provide you is a cheap hangover if you keep going after more than one.
Malty sweet smell, taste is the same...quite sweet and medium hot alcohol burn...some depth but not great phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
500 ml bottle from Macklind Ave. Deli. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange gold with a small off-white head that forms bubbles on one side and eventually some stray chunks of film. Notes of extremely sweet cereal, corny and sugary, with butterscotch and booze. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a very sweet and boozy mouthfeel. Unpleasant, to be sure, but not the worst from this awful brewer. Also, great deScription here: "This naturally fermented beer has the highest alcohol content in the Beer Country." Ha! Kleptoctopus (16) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Let me begin with a comment on the ratings of this beer. As the sagacious Jiddu Krishnamurti has said it best, "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." This, my friends, is a salubrious offering of the highest degree. Ever wonder how mountain monks live to be 100+ years old? They import.
eRock_2013 (511) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Without a doubt my first Lithuanian beer, surprised to find such an offering in South Carolina, shout out to "Bottles" beer wine and spirits in Mt Pleasant SC for having such an impressive selection! That being said, this brew overall was not too enjoyable, rather sickeningly sweet, cotton candy-like. Booziness throughout, but not obscenely so considering the high ABV. Some notes of banana, apricot, some yeasty flavors kind of like a Belgian beer, but definitively had the heavy malty sugariness of a bock beer. No hops, only bitterness from the alcohol. Very sweet and appropriate as a novelty dessert beer, but otherwise not exceptional. Belgian tripel - doppelbock crossover, courtesy of Lithuania. mrmartin (786) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Tastes like weirdly old apple juice with an aftertaste of malt liquor.
Clear Golden Pour with no head. Nose is indistinct and faintly sweet.
Flat body. Notes of burnt honey. Boozy bittersweet finish.
Not going to pour it down but bleech