hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River, this poured a clear amber with a nice white head and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts and some floral hops. Smooth mouthfeel for the type. Flavor was somewhat sweet, and the finish showed the alcohol Good for its style.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 I am rating this to style which is a true ghetto style malt liquor. Pours rich golden amber with a three finger white head. Some minor lacings. Aroma is cider and malts.
Taste is winey malty and lots of alcohol. Not too bad for a 8% malt. Very smooth for the style. I would suggest to the new brewer that he make a batch for the old school malt lovers at an abv of 5.5%. Then the flavors would be more in the foreground. For the high abv and the style it was really good. Hopheads should avoid at all costs. Drinkability: depends on how much alcohol you can tolerate.
01-08-09: had to update. Am having to struggle to finish the growler.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Pilsner Room. Darker amber pour with a soft beige head. This wasn’t all that bad, a bit hot and cloying. Malt flavors give notes of bread and honey, hops tried to balance a bit, but still sweet into the finish. Ehh, at least fun to see Malt Liquor on the menu.
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Full Sail in Hood River. Clear gold with a small white head. Nose is marginally skunky diesel-scented pils malt with a sweeter note of honeyed grains. Mostly clean, appropriately syrupy and thick, and overall pretty good for malt liquor, which means its just above drinkable overall. Malt Liquor rating #10. Eisbock and Kristalweizen left to complete 10 ratings each.