Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Tamsusis Alus Dark Beer Tamsusis Alus Dark Beer Tamsusis Alus Dark"
This is your mantra...
Clear bronze coloration, with no head to be seen.
Aroma of blistering hot malt, stinging grain. sweet caramel, and then....dry and fierce...
Taste: sweet, malty, then hot, again, ending fruity. Not bad, but far from mellow. A tasty Lithuanian malt liquor. Rather big booze quotient for such a medium-bodied lager, but nice and inoffensive. ’Cept I’m getting a little buzzed here...aw, but thas alride, iddn’t id? Nowha’ ah mean?
What? Wuh? Ha! Who wansa pieca me, eh?
Braudog (6579) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 (4938) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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Crit (3934) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber,small beige head.Light sweet malt nose and taste, overtones of toffee, brown sugar, and light alcohol heat.
PorterPounder (7762) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (5215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (4280) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Gold/Brown Coloring with Light Sandy Skin. Sweet Malt Aroma. Sweet Malty and Caramel Flavor. Some Candy Sugar Notes. Pretty Dry/Musty Overall.