DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 oz. tallboy, $1.49 at Caseyís, Ankeny IA. Slightly different, I;ll give it that. Pours a big fluffy head that leaves a slight bit of lace at the edges. Smell is that kind of sugary fusel ferment from those Lithuanian sugar-fermented malt likkers. Taste does at least introduce a thread of whiskey, but clearly, itís a hint of whiskey blended in, instead of, say putting the beer in a whiskey barrel. At 6.9% abv, it should not as strong as a malt liquor, but I can feel that unpleasant sensation of a beer with too much heat. For all the craft brewers the big meganationals have bought out, they still wonít put their names on a really decent brew.
luttonm (2571) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
24oz can in Seattle. Well, interesting. More golden, pale clean lager, soapy head. Tart-sour sweet malt, ípremiumí lager apple sweetness, but some more balanced yeast-malt as well. Smooth creamy body, heavier ípremiumí style on the typical lager base, but sweet full flavor isnít really that terrible. in a really relative, plug your nose and squint kind of way.
morrdt (710) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce single bottle from Hickory Tavern in Charlotte, NC, but widely available everywhere. Pours a clear orange color with a small head. Aroma is malt and some grains. Medium sweet flavor with a better than expected finish. Better than what I thought it would be.
Bill Becker (431) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a crystal clear 24th colour with a small and quickly receding head of foam.
The smell is of sweet malt ala a malt liquor with less of a grain nose than I expected.
The taste is also malt liquor like but not offensively so. Maybe I would call this a malt liquor light? Sweet, more of a corn grain thing going on than in the smell.
Well, this isnít half bad but I reckon that I wonít bother to revisit.
BiggMattS (2) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like Fortune. I am just starting to learn about beers and discovered that I like a medium body beer. I tried Fortune about 2 months after it was released after seeing the adverts on youtube about 2000 times. I got a 6 pack for a friend and I to split and I really enjoyed it. My friend didnít enjoy it as much as I did but he likes a lighter beer than this. But, he did say he likes the sweet flavors that this beer can give off. The beer has a nice orange-ish tint after you get it out of that fantastic looking bottle. The Aromas are not that of a rose batch, but you wonít be afraid to drink it. The taste, like Iíve said are quite pleasing to me. The beer gives of a nice sweet, but not over power flavor as well as some fruit and floral hints. About the only thing I donít like about the beer is that it donít have a twist off lid, it is a pop off.
ffaoe (269) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
little aroma. dark golden and clear with little head. strong flavor upfront, fast fading taste
BOSSbrewer (2076) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Pours an orangish gold with a thin white head. Aroma is malt. Some alcohol. Slight floral. Flavor follows and is very sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes clean. Decent beer.
cmonster (993) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear orange with a short head. Minimal retention and lace. Nose of corn malt and some heat. Medium sweet flavor. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation and a malty mid-sweet blah finish.
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-28-14-
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance Ė The beer pours a crystal clear deeper amber color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast to leave the tiniest level of fizzy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell Ė The aroma of the beer is sweeter overall with aromas of caramel and toffee as well as some lighter hints of a more peach and apricot fruit nature. With these aromas are some quite light oaky and woodsy aromas as well as a bit of a doughy smell.
Taste Ė The taste begins a lightly roasted and drier flavor with some notes of a fruit nature of apricot and peach. These fruits are quite light with them being complemented by a very light caramel as well, bringing a lighter level of sweetness to the brew overall. While upfront the taste is on the slightly crisper side, as the flavor advances other flavors of a more oaky and bourbon flavor begin coming to the tongue as well, taking away from the crispness. The oak and bourbon flavors are rather decent, but unfortunately they are not the only flavors that come to the tongue at this time. Some more grainy and other more astringent flavors with some medicine like tastes as well as a bit of hay and grass come to the tongue. With the advent of the bourbon, oak, medicine and hay that come to the tongue, one is left with a slightly none-complimentary and off flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer on the thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the medium to higher side. Overall the feel was decent, as it was nice of the crisper tastes of the beer upfront, all while not over accentuating some of the more off flavors of the brew that come more toward the end of the taste.
Overall Ė Really nothing too spectacular here in my opinion. The bourbon flavors decent, but with the off flavors that accompany them, it really pulls away from the quality of the brew.
badpuppy69 (279) - orange, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear gold and nice frothy Head. Aroma. Is sweet corn malts and a very slight caramel note and slight. Citrus note. Taste follows the aroma with a medium Mouth feel. Not bad really for a macro brew Iím actually Impressed
Suzan (1) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve never rated beer before, but Miller Fortune is the BEST Iíve ever consumed. Most beer after awhile makes one gag at its aroma to the point you donít want to drink beer anymore. So, I turned to wine. But a friend offered a Miller Fortune, I was skeptical, but I tried it. Iíve been hooked ever since.
The taste is smooth, inviting and just plain yummy. Please continue supplying my local stores and I hope to see it in most restaurants very SOON! Well Done Miller!