tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2007
500 mL bottle. Pours dark orange copper with cream colored head. Aroma is lots and lots of caramel and some toast... smells rather sweet, very faint DMS. The flavor is toasty caramel and some grassiness. Some tart notes float around there, but the sweetness still overpowers it. It’s kind of a half-way English barleywine. Personally, I think it is a little underrated, but it does lack a few things that would make it a good beer. AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Malty sweet aroma, thin white head that goes quickly and no lacing on the glass. Dark amber coloring, fairly clear with no trace of sediments. Flavor is all malts with very little bittering from hops, though the malts are decidedly more sweet than roasty. The palate is basically mild sweetness up front, and balanced middle, but a somewhat overly-sweet cloying finish in the back. There is no trace of the 8% alcohol, though if you drank a few of these, I’m sure the 1pt. 0.9oz of this easy drinking brew would kick in with a vengeance. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2007
this is a very drinksble beer. it got the malts character with caramel. hops are secondary. overall this is quite nice. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2007
The aroma is light with roasted dark malts, nuts, and corn. The appearance is mahogany with a small head. The flavor is sweet and very much like the aroma with a bitter, toffee like finish. The palate is thin. Overall this is drinkable. krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2007
16.9 deep coppery bronze color is not what i expected to see. light tan head is there and gone fast. sweet malt on the nose. light grassy aroma as well. caramel body and sweet malts are matched with prickly carbonation and saaz hop character. flavors are off here. honestly better than i thought it would be but not great by any means.
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate fruity malt and alcohol aroma. Medium body. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration. Drinkable high alcohol brew. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle: Mahogany brown, no head or lacing. Nose of fig, bright fruit and alcohol, some chewy dark malts. The flavor is similar and a bit of sherry, sweet and chewy. Toasty tail. Meh. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 6, 2007
Pours copperish with a decent white head. The aroma has some malt notes. Flavor has a maltiness to it and lttle in the way of hops. cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Rated 10/11/06: Another strong Lithuanian brew, this is not a stout as stated. I believe the usage of the word stout refers to "sturdy" or "strong" as in high abv. Pours a rich copper/amber with a constant thin head and medium lacing. Candy sweet aroma pleasant but stings the nose. Decent feel on the palate middle of the road, finish is interesting. Flavor is solid, this is my third Lithuanian beer and they have all had the candy like sweetness. Caramel malt is well hidden. This isn’t going to work for most people and I’m still undecided if I really like it or not, either way it’s a unique drink. jake65 (3694) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2007
Pours a copperish orange with a modest, but short lived off-white head. Nose is very sweet with malt, hints of fruit, and a bit grassey. Bold, malt taste is a bit abrasive with the alcohol content. Dry, sour and a bit metallic.