Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, poured into glass. Light, amber-gold with a foamy though fast-retreating head. Aroma of caramel, corn, light hops. Flavor is sweet, but not overly so like some Malt Liquors, with more corn and caramel. Medium-bodied with strong carbonation. Very smooth and somewhat creamy. This is the best Malt Liquor I’ve ever had.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a clear yellow color with a fluffy white head with surprisingly good retention.
S: Sweet corn and grains on the nose are the bulk of the aroma, which is fairly light. Maybe a bit of a straw note, too.
T: A nice sweetness to the beer that does not really have any inherent flaws or off-flavors (somewhat of a rarity for malt liquor). Certainly heavy on the adjuncts, but not like eating corn on the cob or anything.
M: The body is light with a very lively carbonation.
D: Probably one of the better malt liquors and certainly deserving of the Private Stock emblazoned on the label.
Oakes (14668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Light gold. The head died in quite the hurry. The aroma shows assloads of corn, hints of continental hop, light acetaledehyde and a little bit of higher alcohol harshness. Rather watery on the palate, with some toasted corn and stewed vegetables. Very mild hop bitterness allows the finish to have a hint of dryness, which helps because otherwise it goes down a lot like fizzy corn syrup.
Tmoney99 (12984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pale color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Light sour citrus hop aroma. Light body with a watery texture with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a short sweet finish. Drinkable beer that met my expectations.
bu11zeye (12516) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottle, courtesy of mar via daknole) Pours a pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain and corn. Flavor of huskiness, grain, and cardboard.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 ounce bottle courtesy of DAKNOLE!!!!!!!& Yeah, DAKNOLE!!!! What the hell?!?!?!?!?!?!? Pours a pale yellow color with the thinnest of heads. No retention. No lacing. No nothing. Not too bad an aroma for a malt likka, with typical notes of corn and grass but also with some sawdust and peppery notes. Taste is graininess, corn, caramel, sawdust and light fruity notes. Thin bodied. Not too bad.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Case and Keg. Light yellow pour. Sweet, malty and grainy aroma. Flavor is very malty and sweet. No noticeable hops, but an odd finish,plastic maybe?
crossovert (10647) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can. Wish I could try this beast on the rocks. Golden pour, slight malt, nothign really.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2007
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle... rusty cap... consumed on the rocks as suggested... I just read HoppityHop’s rating and agree that this could be a Ballentine Light... a Ballentine Super Light even. TheBeerLover popped open a 1946 vintage bottle of Ballentine Burton Ale last December and this was definitely reminiscent of that brew (although I rated the Ballentine fairly highly (would’ve been a 3.7 on Ratebeer) and I’m rating this one very low), but now I’m comparing 61 years old ales to ten-year-old lagers... anyway... Murky golden lager with a large, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma is almost nondeScript, but I was able to pull some stale perspiration with watered-down apple juice and a rumor of cardboard out of it. Tastes mainly like a stale ice cube made of water pulled from a rusty tap... sorry, that’s the best I can do. Thin and watery texture with only a hint of carbonation. Stale, flat finish. Strangely, not the worst beer I’ve ever tried, but it was definitely workin’ toward it. I think just one more year in that green bottle would’ve done the trick. I’m gonna start drinking all my beer on the rocks!
adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a golden yellow appearance with head. Grainy, lemon, candy aroma. Twangy, boozy, goopy sugary flavor. Pass.