patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at Dark Horse 4 Elf Party - I am told this was made from a second running after the barley wine. It pours orange-brown with a thin white head. There is a mild malty aroma. The flavor is sweet and a little grainy, but as Silphium says it avoids the corn overload of many malt liquors. It is light bodied and a bit watery. Not too bad, really. But it is still a malt liquor.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dark Horse 4 Elf Party. Medium orange body, medium off-white head. Tangy, sugary body with apple and even a hint of pineapple, somewhat vegetal but lacks the foul corn stew characteristics I expected. Bready. Interesting malt liquor, and surprisingly drinkable. After a 4 Elf and Blueberry Stout, perhaps that was to be expected...