Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
With the imported taste...sweet corn and earthy grain aroma. Bubbly yellow, okay head for this style of beer. Raunchy stale cereal grain taste - sweet but not sickeningly so like some stronger malt bevs. Very smooth but with a good crispness. Not a washout. A personal favorite of mine, and of a thousand high-class ’bangers.
MaxxDaddy (407) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy(!) golden with white head and large bubbles. Aroma of massive infection. Fruity and sour milky. Gross bro. As it warms up the aroma somehow. Tastes of cardboard, which after that aroma is actually a welcome surprise. Puzzl claims this is about five years old. That may have saved it. Some strawberries and cream too. So weird. Thin on the palate. Finish is fruity and sweet.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
5 year old can. Drank on the rocks, as directed: http://i.imgur.com/sG15xWE.jpg
Definite bacterial infection here. Cloudy pour, gusher, fruity, slightly sour nose. Actually not that bad. Thin as hell, a little cardboard, grainy as hell. No sourness there.
Not so good.
radarsock (971) - Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
40 oz. bottle purchased from Kentucky Liquors in Natick, MA. Urine-bayed presentation. Thin snowy head; skull fragments you could say. Smells... tastes... LME, corn, and watered saké. I used this to get as drunk as possible in the car parked outside of Casey’s Diner. I needed a few hours to kill; fuck it, I had to time.
pepsican (1448) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Kept inside of the can. I dig the whole deer vs. lion on the label so I’ll go ahead and give the appearance a five. Lots of imported taste in the nose. Flavor is oddly dominated my chocolate and caramel notes. No grape drank at all, no sign of alcohol. Mildly sweet finish. I did not try this on the rocks, but that might drink pretty good on a hot summer day.
ronaldtheriot (1309) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 40 oz. green bottle, Haffenreffer Private Stock has a very thick, creamy, cream-colored head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and lots of fairly thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is a sickly-sweet grain husk smell. Taste is of sweet & sour grain husks, old bread, some hop bitterness, and it’s fairly cloying and alcohilic. Mouthfeel is leaning towards medium, and Haffenreffer Private Stock finishes semi-dry, crisp, and rough. Drinkability is not particularly high with this. When I tried this from the can in 2009, when it was still owned by Pabst, it was much better. I rate this iteration 1.5 stars (ordinary). RJT
Cakes (374) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
24 oz can.
Nose is lightly grassy with hints of malt ,sweet corn and pale lager grains.
Creamy and more full bodied than most malt liquors, and not as watery.
Has a European name and a European look , but this does taste like an American malt liquor.
I do not understand the high scores, 3’s and above for this beer.
I think that I am being generous with this "2".
BeerBunker (724) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
40oz from Blanchards Liquor in Revere, MA. Pours golden with a small, fizzy white head. Aroma is og corn, soap, and alcohol. This is going to be bad. Taste is of corn, soap, straw, and sawdust. Has a really boozy, medicinal taste. Yeah, that was really bad.
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Commonly referred to as "P-Stock"... it truly is the malt liquor with the imported taste! Possibly my favorite malt liquor of all time. The 40-ouncer is a beautiful green bottle with a snazzy label. A truly unique member of the malt liquor family, this stuff tastes amazing and boasts an unmatched level of drinkability. There’s something special about Private Stock... It puts you in a great mood. Best enjoyed around a campfire with friends. I have turned a lot of disbeleivers on to this brew. In addition to 40’s and 24’s, this comes in SIX PACKS OF 16-OZ BOTTLES, an unusual pack size that I haven’t seen in any other beer. Unfortunately, I can’t find this fantastic beer in Chicago or Milwaukee anymore. If you know where I can find it, let me know. My 40oz. bottle says "brewed by Pabst Brewing Co." on it. I can’t find this beer anymore. Let me know if you see it anywhere.
Braudog (5871) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the gigantic can. Bright light yellow with a gigantic head to match the can. The aroma is off-putting to the max ... flat-out sweet corn. Drinks with the expected super-sweet jet fuel essence of lower cost malt liquors. But as I go, this settles into an unoffensive spirit, without offendingly obtuse corniness or such. Could be worse. (#4146, 6/25/2011)