Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle: Poured a true amber with a thin head. Slightly burnt caramel aroma. The flavor is thickly sugared, molasses and cooked sugar ... you can taste the alcohol. Quite a hefty brew. Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Copper color,monster short lived head. Aroma is grains and slightly burnt toast with some toffee. Tastes how it smells with a slightly dryish old attic dust finish. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
500 ml bottle from Royal Liquors on State Street, Rockford IL (Dec 2005). Served a bit above cellar temperature, pint glass. It’s Lithuanian beer night, part 3! Clear copper with a touch of head that lasts after the fluffy, quick-decaying billows that erupt at first...nose is very faint, almost impossible to distinguish more than a touch of toasted malt...perhaps a bit of plastic....flavor is sweet though not as cloying and over-the-top as the previous Rinkuškiai beers I tasted, lightly toasty and faintly herbal, with some woody character and perhaps a bit of anise, caramel....alcohol not really prominent but more noticeable towards the somewhat harsh, medicinal finish. Rough, but drinkable. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2006
I would’ve pegged this traditional Lithuanian beer as a Märzen. Bright copper in body with a slender white head, the aroma is sweet caramel & toffee with a bit of earthy hopping. Creamy and full-bodied, it has a rich caramel malt flavor, a bit of toast, all neatly balanced with a light hop bitterness. Finishes on a sweet malty note. This is a repeater.Crit (3996) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
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Amber,small beige head.Light sweet malt nose and taste, overtones of toffee, brown sugar, and light alcohol heat.
PorterPounder (7968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Killearn Liquors, Tallahassee, Fl - 500 ml bottle. Dark orange to light copper pour with a wisly off-white head, quite thin. Sweet aroma, hints of caramel and candied sugar and baked brown bread - nice. Sweetness carries over to the flavor with some toffee notes, day old coffee and a hint of chocolate. Back end of alcohol with a slight burn. Has some winter warming - brandy-like qualities. Mouthfeel just a tad too thin for the style but still a decent rib sticking ale, great for winter drinking. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Sugary sweet, straw malt aroma with a volatile floral component. I caught a whiff of licorice or anise in there at times. Pleasant. Medium rusty brown. Boozy, nut/alcohol bitter, flavor is drier than it smells initially, but then sweetens up. Initially, dark syrup, straw and pecans in a finish that reminds me of pralines or some such thing, fading into a walnut or pecan bitter aftertaste. Medium weight. Marzen-ish. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Pour is a amber with a small white head. Aroma is malty and brown sugar. Flavor is toffee and sugar with malts making and an appearance in there. A decent brew and the price was right at only $1.69 for an 18 oz bottle. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Dark Gold/Brown Coloring with Light Sandy Skin. Sweet Malt Aroma. Sweet Malty and Caramel Flavor. Some Candy Sugar Notes. Pretty Dry/Musty Overall. badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Copper color with no head. Kind of a dull spice mixture in the aroma (cloves and allspice?). Odd mixture of malt and what struck me as vegetables in the taste, likely potatoes. Bitter finish.