Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden, with gentle carbonation. Apple juice aroma with alcohol. Mix of malt, apple and alcohol on the palate. It’s actually balanced between these elements. They should call it a cyser and it wouldn’t seem so flawed. As it is, it reminds me of some of North America’s better-built malt liquors.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured clear pale color with a moderate frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Medium sweet grassy aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Heavy sweet flavor with a moderate sweet finish of short duration. Cold wet alcohol and adjuncts with sweet character.
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of corn, sugar, light bread and a bit of fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a bit of syrupyness. Flavors of corn, bread, light fruitiness and a hint of yeast with a crisp lingering sweet finish.
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Malt and strong fusel/rubbing alcohol aroma. Clear amber with small head. Sour barley malt and strong fusel alcohol flavor - alcohol aroma and taste get worse as it warms. Whew - should have saved some money and bought some Colt 45 - true to the style.
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Killearn Liquors, Tallahassee, Fl - 500 ml bottle. Medium gold pour, thin white soapy head. Pleasant,sweet honey-like aroma with some grassy notes as well. Falvor is bready, some cake mix, honey sweetness and a hint of American malt liquor booziness. Thick mouthfeel for the style, but it "harshens" up just a bit in the finish.
Ernest (7322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (bread, grain), with notes of plastic, apple, alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Industrial smelling, rather grainy in the finish, and very sweet (artificially/adjunctily so). As strong pale lagers go, it could be worse, but then again I couldn’t drink it either.
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
From the bottle, this poured with an intense amount of carbonation and a fortress of small bubbles for a head. There’s a strong sugary aroma that is followed up with the alcohol-laced syrupy texture that was expected. Now that I see this is 8.4% it makes sense. Little appeal in the mouthfeel, this is made for those looking for a pure drunk.
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Wow, this is, uh, interesting. And by "Interesting", I mean "bad". Oddly sweet aroma, with notes of Sprite or 7up. Flvors starts off OK, with a fruity note and touch of yeasty flavors. For just a second, you think "Wow, this kind of reminds me a Belgian Triple" then this nasty finish - imagine chewing on a mouthful of aspirin or something. Y’know, I’ve noticed this aspirin flavor in a lot of eastern European lagers - is it the hops? Some sort of infection? Propaganda? Oh and another thing - this bottle had a surprisingly large number of floaties, too.
ClarkVV (5802) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 bottle. Is this a malt liquor? Wow, sure seemed like a mix between a bohemian pils and a euro strong lager to me. Smells ok, just lightly grassy hops, thick honey malt and rich doughiness. No alcohol, fruits, dryness, paperiness, plastic, acetyldehyde or any of that nonsense. Not exactly crisp and clear on the lager yeast, but certainly entertaining and hoppy enough to get by. Looks a most ridiculously carbonated, fizzy, rich golden-toffee colored beer, big white head, fair retention and light lacing, very clear. Flavor is hoppy! Saaz like, sweaty and hayish, with grassiness, light bitterness and light dryness to compliment the huge malty sweetness. Thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel, but a vigorous carbonation keeps it in check. Damn this was good. Sugary and hoppy, substantial, surprisingly, as its highly filtered. Huge abv was not noticeable to me. Didnt get any adjuncts. Could be hoppier and crisper but I’ll be damned if I didnt enjoy the thick malt and hops going down. I’ll be buying more of this for sure.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN have two cases of this beer. Sampled with badgerben from 500 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a creamy off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film. Aroma of some light bread, fruit and a touch of sour milk and cheese curds. taste is syrupy sweet, some corn adjunct, and fruity yeast. Finish has a alcohol and sugar sweet that is common to Russian beers. I don’t know if the brewery wanted this to be classified as a malt liquor but it does has the characteristics of being one.