boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap... A pale golden/straw pour with a fizzy white head. Yup malt liquor. Well, along those strides but didn’t have the intense sweetness often found in the style. Bready malts, mild hint of booze, grassy tones too.
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear pale golden straw with a small off-white head, and good lacing that goes away as you drink.
smell is faint, of malt, a touch of citrus, a little sweet and some grain.
taste is thick, malty, cereal, grain, a touch of caramel, and a little bit of hops. ends oily and a bit sweet. better than your fathers malt liquor but still not worth repeating.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma of grain, hints of citrus. Flavor is much the same with a light sweetness and a bit of toast. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, I liked it.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very gently hazed gold with a thin to medium white head. Tons of grain on the nose, only thing keeping it remotely palatable is the apricot Jelly Belly jelly beans that I matched up with it. Medium bodied, grainy, empty aside from the grain. A touch of empty sweet malt, grain, toast, caramel, grain. Empty overall, not much going on. Nothing horrible, but nothing worth drinking.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, orange colored pour with some lacy foam, pretty decent ml, has some good sweaty hops with a taste of ripe fruits
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours clear golden with a modest white head and a fruity yeast aroma. There is a thick caramel malt flavor with a funky rather bitter finish. Not really clean and drinkable as advertised.
BrewDad (4987) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tacoma Craft Brewers Festival - Tacoma, WA
Amber in color, clear with a thick white head. Nice malt forward flavors light hops. Easy drinking big alochol brew. This will catch you off guard lots of big alcohol.
jtclockwork (8415) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of corn, malt, sweet malt and toasted grain. Medium body. Clean.
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gummy golden color. 2 inch white head. Translucent. Malty grain and alcohol aroma. Easy drinkin’ quick drunk without the tingy sweet alcohol flavor. The "Steel Reserve" of beer conessuirs.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I mean, what am I judging this against, Schlitz? Olde E? This is not bad comparatively, people.