kdm1984 (650) - Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was rolliní through the streets, forgetting it was Columbus Day and that the post office was closed. Not wanting to waste gas, I hit up a gas station. Nothing good for the homegirl there. I move on to the next one. YES! Pabst Blue Ribbon! I ponder deeply getting a six-pack. But no, I eye a $2 malt liquor calling my name instead. I present it to an old man cashier, who asks my date of birth. I go to present my ID, but he says, "I trust you arenít telling a story." Cool story, bro. I excitedly drive home for the rain, anticipating what this quality malt liquor might be like. I have not had this revered style since Mickeyís back in 2009 or so when I was watching a UFC event and probably donít really remember what it truly tasted like anyway. Finally, I get home, and I type up this big post, stare at the can for a little bit, and the finally muster up the courage to bust it open. I take a whiff. Instead of smelling skunk gasoline, I smell...lager. And booze water. WTF? They call this crap a hurricane? I sniff again. Wussy lager aroma. *sigh* I take a sip. WTF? This is kind of smooth. This is 8% ABV? It tastes like fricking water. Well, with elevated booze, anyway, that becomes more apparent with more sips. Still - where is all the corn and the gasoline and skunk derriere? I expected something so much more epic. Instead, I get a lager that isnít half-bad were it not for the booze choking with more and more sips. I wonder how many people have passed out on this without realizing it was a high ABV beer. Dang. Homegirl was let down. This isnít a hurricane; itís a slow-killing ninja quietly lurking in the shadows. Donít see it until it hits you.
DrewFace (775) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from the can. Category 5, assuming a label change. Clear pale yellow-straw color. Aroma is very faint, less corn adjunct smell than your typical likka. Flavor is the same, very mild. Sweet malt and corn flavor. Some of the 8.1% boost comes through but masked well. Overall, a decent likka.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can from a gas station. Light pour with a large white head. Aroma is in a fifth category of ripe. Taste is rancid or something unpleasant. Be bold. Be smooth. Be powerful. Category 5.
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can from Fratto. Pours with a very frothy head, but didn't take long to come down. Tastes bad. Not for me.
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can courtesy Fratto. Pours a super clear golden color with a huge frothy head. Aroma is dusty, metal, grains. Flavor is harsh, metal, grains, phenol alcohol. Yikes, I'm about to blow a Category 5!!!!
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mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From the tall boy, so i canít comment on appearance, aroma is corn and weird fruity notes, doesnít smell horrible. Taste is grainy, some corn, light rotten apple, kinda gross. Its better than magnum.
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Though it pours nice and looks decent, it focus too much on strength and not content, high malt with corn alcohol and no hoppy taste
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TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a pale gold, nice boost from the 40oz. Somewhat grainy, grassy and a bit stale. Served cold and its drinkable.
Meilby (7438) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can 739ml @ Hotel Room, Fairfield Inn, Placentia, CA
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, alcohol and floral. Taste is medum sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of red styles, apple peel, some fruitiness and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty worth some apples. Medium body, average carbonation.