pepsican (1520) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
And with this, I say goodbye to my stash of Quebec Buzzed Quick Bottles. Sad. Like the others, I’m a huge fan of the Labatt dry version of malt liquor. Boozy, but not overpowering. Cotton candy, grape drank, malt, dough, alcohol, and a bit of earthy hoppiness. Slick finish, plenty of carbonation. Man oh man.
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kept right in the bottle. Grape drank, dough, alcoholic finish. Nice. Wish I could get this on the regular. Krunked.
HopTsing (452) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the can poured a cloudy yellow brew with a light white head. Faint aromas of malt and honey and ethenol. Light bodied with flavors of honey and hops.
obguthr (4536) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
New plastic smell. Golden, medium head. Hot, but not too bad for 10+%. Rotten grapes is dominant. Actually has character.
Bendrixian (1323) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear yellow colour, minimal head. has a very similar profile as the 8.1 but a slightly more floral note. More bitter profile and slightly more heat.
brokensail (12899) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Hotel. Final entry in the Labatt Blue Dry Saga. Clear golden straw pour with white foam. Smells like booze, corn syrup, and apple juice. Much more garbage malt liquor than the lower alcohol versions. A little bit of bready malt and cereal grains, at least. Flavor is a bit soapy, very sweet, and a touch harsh on the finish. Corn, some buttered bread, and a lot of sweet fruit juice drink. I’d go for the 7% version myself...
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
2009-12-31. New Years Eve at the Comfort Inn in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. When I turn on the TV the score between Canada and the US in the World Junior Hockey Championship is tied at 1-1. Shortly after I open the can the Americans score, and soon its 4-2 for the US, having scored two short handed goals so far. I can’t help but feel that it is somehow the beers fault. First sniff is pretty intense and not terribly inviting. The yellow body with a modest white head seems non-threatening in the little plastic hotel cup, unlike the 950mL tub of a can staring at me from across the room. The aroma starts out innocuously enough, pale grains and some straw, but the alcohol grows and gets to be a bit rough. Like a knee on knee hit, but I have neither a whistle nor the power to assign penalties. The flavour is surprisingly less offensive than anticipated. (Team Canada too seems to be lacking in offense right now unfortunately.) Odd yes, with its core of grainy pale malts but it varies between a harsh roughly alcoholic boozy character and a more refined cheap Belgian tripel like character. Still, it leans heavily towards the former, increasingly so as it starts to warm up. Average to light bodied palate. I start to wonder if finding this at a gas station is symbolic - perhaps the grain would have been better suited to ethanol fuel purposes? Who knows. I pour out the remainder and reward my taste buds with a Garrison IPA. Canada comes back and wins 5-4 in a shootout. Coincidence? I think not. Happy New Year! Can from Petro-Canada gas station, Somewhere on the road in Quebec
drowland (6761) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
7/13/13. 40oz hilarious wide mouth bottle thanks to mathieuc! Sweet corn, fusels, caramel, and more. Phew, strong, sweet, and bready. walezbro
nulledge (41) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
If a malt liquor is poured from a Rube Goldberg machine for a fallen homie without anyone around does it make a sound? Trick question, it doesn't matter as long as no one has to drink this.
Metalchopz (2595) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Originally rated February 2007. The last time I had a 10% malt liquor in a 40oz. bottle, I almost puked. Actually, what saved me... was my first drainpour. But tonight, I feel like taking on this one. Yukk, just the fumes makes me gargle, with it’s chemical stink. Pours a darker golden lager colour with lots of carbonation. Gotta hurry up with this review, as the drunkeness is taking over. Decent white head with sticky lacing, and a creamy thin layer tops the brew. No burn in the mouthfeel, but alcohol is present in the taste. Not really a dry beer, but aftertaste does disappear quite fast. As fast as this is getting me drunk. Sweet, sweet malt, kind of syrupy. Will not be drinking any beer after this one... for the rest of the night.