Hammy78 (962) - Dundas, Ontario, - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle given by a friend. Reminds me of a cask beer like Innis and Gunn. Copper pour with a white head and lots of pearly layers of lace. Smells like carmalized malts. Tastes with a bit of bitter bite. Not bad.
snoworsummer (5304) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tastes like candied malt, sweet dried fruits, light booze, and faint citrus hops. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet dried fruits, candied malt, and faint citrus hops.
wombat23 (1068) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Amber in color with small off-head head. Aroma of sweet malt, alcohol, and a chemical component similar to paint-thinner. Tastes better than it smells, but that’s not saying much. Tastes of very sweet malt, sweet syrup, booze, and the aforementioned notes of paint-thinner (or possibly nail polish remover). I was able to finish my half of the bottle, but it was a laborious undertaking. There’s no way I could have finished the whole bottle (nor would I have wanted to...)
darbeer75 (750) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma: reminiscent of rotten apple juice; Appearance: amber with very thin head that disappears quickly; Taste: isn’t as bad as the smell, but still pretty awful; notes of cleaning product; Palate: unpleasant, rotten finish; Overall: I can’t believe I actually finished it; now used as a new low bar ("at least it’s not as bad as LL..."). Never again.
Niko100 (2796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice golden color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, cereal/grain, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, cereal, honey/caramel, and fruit; Warm finish; Not bad for what it is.
Blairgus (4369) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 Nov 2015, bottle. yellow, clear, steady bubbles. nose is toasty, cheap caramel syrup. med body and mildly fizzy. alcohol is strong and bitter, sweet caramel malt. a lot of alcohol with not much else to commend it.
tillmac62 (692) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper hued gold. Normal head volume, poor retention and lacing.
Light lager style nose with a touch of cherry, apple and grape over a very mild biscuit. Alcohol is evident.
Light medium body with a nice somewhat creamy texture. Below normal carbonation with very little effervescence in the finish.
The flavor profile is good, but is too focused on the alcohol. The complexity of the nose has to struggle to be noted in the middle. Also in the middle, a solid biscuit sweetness arrives to attempt balance, but falls short due to alcohol. Underneath, this is a quite tasty lager that could approach outstanding if the alcohol were reduced to manageable levels. Not bad by any means, but as it is, just good. If you like alcohol forward brews, this one just might be in your wheelhouse.
LiMuBai (222) - - JUN 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a cloudy, dark golden. Appears thick and syrup-like (much like honey). The flavor has a syrup-like quality. The alcohol is very forward. Has a slight bitter finish.
Kleptoctopus (16) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Every so often, perhaps once in a generation, a beer like this comes around. I remember when Kennedy strolled into the White House in his motorcade like a prince returning to Camelot--that, THAT is this beer rolling into my mouth all sudsy, hopeful, and doomed.
SlimHabib (441) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Hazy golden with a large frothy off white head. Aroma is corn and sweet honey. Medium body. Sweet corn, light honey, and a sweet aftertaste. For the alcohol content, you can’t really taste the alcohol.
ohpooratlas (52) - USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Poured golden color with significant white frothy head. Malty hay-like aroma. Is smooth on the palate, begins sweet with a slightly bitter kick at the end.