The color is copper colored with a foam that leaves a fairly large residue on the glass. So far so good. The taste is very boozy, with tones of chemicals. The taste is boozy as well. Had to pour out half the can.
The colour is deep gold; the two finger thick foam quickly falls down to a very uneven layer leaving a fine lacing.
The strong smell is very fruity with notes of plum, almonds, some burned bitterness and an odd alcoholic metal touch.
The taste is loaded with semi sweet malts with a burned flavour. The archetypal strong-lager-marzipan note is there, oh yeah. There are also some fruity notes of plums and raisins. Full-bodied? Yes, but it is mostly because of the potent alcoholic content. The aftertaste is short with lots of alcohol, salt, and cheap fruit candies and metallic notes.
The carbonation is, at its best, average.
Arboga was bad at 5.6%. It is terrible at 10.2% abv. The only reason for drinking this crap is to get really drunk at a relatively low price. I contempt this brew, and I only managed to dring 15 cl of it.
A note on the name: Arboga is an old, small village in the middle of Sweden. In the late 1400th century an army is said to have been late for a battle after drinking the notorious strong beer in Arboga. Hence the (partly untranslatable) saying It turns back like Arboga beer.