91 Tatra Malt, Grupa Zywiec S.A. (Poland). 7% ABV (11/09)
Deep old gold color. Aromas of honeycomb and cornbread pancake follow through on a round, chewy entry to a frothy, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body with tangy dried peach, root vegetable, and praline notes. Finishes with a long honeyed orange and lemon peel, pepper, and grassy hop fade. Very nice.
89 Dad’s Little Helper Malt Liquor, Rogue Ales (OR). 7.5% ABV (10/10)
Deep old gold color. Lemon curd, herb, and bread aromas and flavors with fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, peach marmalade, honey and orange cake finish. A rich, fruity, chewy food beer.
85 Malt Liquor, Lomza Brewery (Poland). 7.8% ABV (10/08)
Slightly hazy sunshine yellow color. Rice pudding, lemon curd, and whipped cream aromas follow through on a soft, silky entry to a fruity medium-to-full body with honeyed toast and peach marmalade accents. Finishes with a touch of talc, grapefruit spritz and buttery praline. Somewhat candied, but very tasty and crowd pleasing.
81 Baltika #9 Extra, Baltika Brewery (Russia). 8% ABV (10/08)
Golden yellow color. Wet grain and haystack aromas have dried citrus and soap edge. Follow through on buoyant entry to a sweet medium-full body with prominent candy corn and sugared toast flavors. Finishes with a quick diet lemon soda and buttered caramelized nut fade. Odd.