Drake (10513) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
40 shared by noted businessman jackl, 4/10/15. Clear golden, thin fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of skunky hops and grain. The taste is grainy malt, cardboard, corn, mild grassy hops. Medium bodied, high carbonation.
puboflyons (2540) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the 40! Poured into a glass. Twist-off top with an OK crack off. Straw yellow pour with ridiculous white fluffy ice cream shake-like head. Busy carbonation. I pick up that corny, malty sensation that normally accompanies malt liquors but it does no seem substantially different from the regular Colt 45. The body is actually full compared to its competition. Not extra cold, which is what you need for malt liquors, but in one sense it almost enhances the drink. It gives it some character. Rating this as a malt liquor it is better than some. Rating this as a craft beer is a waste of time. But here comes the drunken headache!
Frank (3341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a pretty reasonable beverage to get wasted on if you’re in a pinch. It is yellow w/ a foamy head. It’s a bit sweet and fruity w/ only a little bit of weird Jolly Rancher/grape drink off flavors going on. There is maybe a touch of oxidated malt character but nothing too horrid. Good malt liquor, overall.
crossovert (9206) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1183 ml clear twist off bottle. This pours a golden urine color. It is unoffensive as far as a malt liquor goes, will fuck you up without quite the agony.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
40 picked up @ Capone’s (really). Gold pour with a small white head. Nose isn’t offensive. Cereal grains. Sweet honey. Nice and mellow. Not boozy or all that skunky. Taste is a little bit flabby. Honey nut cheerios. A touch oily. Dry husky finish. Sugary bread. Not all that bad. A good option if you plan on drinking under a bridge.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
better "body" if one can call it that than regular ol ghetto Colt 45. Still not good. At all. Just less bad :)
Darkmagus82 (2006) - - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-9-13-
I had to pour about 10 oz from the 40 into a pint glass to at least give the brew its fair shot. After that first 10 oz however it was all straight from the big, clear, glass bottle- just as it should be.
Appearance – The beer pours the same color as seen through the clear bottle- a medium golden amber color. Upon pouring there is a nice big white head. The head has a nice level of retention fading over ~ 3 min to leave a decent level of lacing.
Smell –The aroma was most potent of a bready and corn smell. Mixed with these are some aromas of musty paper and a light metallic smell.
Taste – The taste, when cold, is quite clean actually. It begins very watery with a decent corn sweetness and light bready flavor. A light caramel flavor comes to the tongue in the middle of the taste and is accompanied by a light paper taste. Besides the sweeter corn and mild bready flavors all the other flavors are quite light throughout the taste and in the end leave moderately crisp taste on the tongue. Now when it warms up more however it is not as crisp. Some more papery and metal tastes come to the tongue in the middle and the end of the taste with a somewhat chalky and dry taste to be left on the tongue when everything is said and done.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is quite light in its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is average to above average. The higher carbonation and thinner body are quite appropriate for the style making it a quick drinker.
Overall – Well… it looked fairly decent and when it is cold, it drinks rather easy and crisp. Once it warms up some however it is not quite as easy drinking. Even so when warmer it is still a step above other malts as it doesn’t leave a real offensive taste on the tongue.
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. RBSG. Thanks to Dr. Silverworm. Pours clear yellow white head. Nose/taste of corn, lemon pledge and musky grain. Lighter bodied.
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big can from a convenience store in Athens OH. Shared with some raters pre RBSG grand tasting. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Loose bits of lace. Bread and musk. Medium to bigger body. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Not awful. Just a bready flavor. Minimal bite, light roughness to it. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. OK for what it is.
kbudd19 (887) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Yellow clear pour, aroma of grass, some grains not really much else. Taste, thin, a little sweetness, pretty basic. Not horrible.