uvajed (181) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
$1.19 in 24oz can, 12% ABV. Enough said, but I’ll continue anyway. Most malt liquors are bad, but this foul concoction is perhaps the least palatable iteration of beer yet brewed. Was this designed to be some sort of industrial cleaning solvent, or an exotic motor fuel? Curiosity often gets the better of me, and I’ve tried many modestly-priced brews, but holy sheep shit, Earthquake is horrible. Makes Camo seem like a premium micro lager.
At least it will get you fucked up, and the bad taste encourages you to chug it so as not to prolong the pain. That gives it some value, I guess.
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2011
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Coppery gold in color with a thin white head. Rather terrible. Although you wouldn’t think that it is 12% ABV, there is a distinct alcohol burn, and you feel as though you may be drinking something that is meant to clean electric razors. Mild fermented apple and malt, perhaps old gym sock as well.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Taste thanks to Richmond crew! transparent gold, effervescent, thin white ring. Nose has Honey sweetness with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweetness, corn, light sugar and bubblegum finish. Overly sweet and hot.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of dkachur. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (grainy, meal, cereal), light hops (floral), and light esters (fruity) with notes of creamed corn and alcohol. Flavor is average malt (grainy, meal, cereal), light hops (floral), and light esters (fruity) with notes of creamed corn and alcohol. Medium body, high warmth (it burns), medium carbonation, and low creaminess with a dry finish.
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Richmond 13th, courtesy of Butters. Medium clear gold, fizzy. Corn aroma. Horrifyingly sweet corn flavor. Strange honeysuckle note at least adds some character. Nasty.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
(Sample Date: 1/19/2011 Source:Other) Sherry honey notes over caramel aroma. Crystal clear honey golden with little head. Honey with big hot alchohol. Burns all the way down! Sweet honey flavors. Medium slick mouth feel. Finish is sweet and very warming. This ought to get you there in a hurry.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can from Harris Teeter Charlottesville - Barracks. Pours a clear golden medium creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grain, corn, green bananas and rubbing alcohol. Insanely sweet and grainy with green bananas, peaches, fusel alcohol notes. Medium bodied.
unclemike (2835) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is corn, grain, sugar, and alcohol. Flavor is sugar, fruit, alcohol, and corn. Rather sweet. The alcohol is not as in your face as I expected, but it is certainly there.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2010
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beer pours a dull yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are alcohol, bread and more alcohol. The mouthfeel is sticky and dry with a big alcohol warmth. Wanna get messed up drunk? This is your beer! Wanna enjoy your beer? This isn’t your beer. It’s a cheap drunk (and boy do I mean cheap).
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2010
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
sometimes when I’m paying for gas, I see if there is any new malt liquors. Low and behold, Earthquake. 24oz can pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma is corn and grass with faint alcohol. Flavor is corn and sugar. This stuff is very sweet, I’m guessing to mask the alcohol which it does well, but the sweetness is way over the top and unpleasant. Never again.