ccex (1123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16 oz. can pours a clear golden color with a one finger head that fades quickly and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is green apples, corn, and old stewed vegetables. Taste is stlightly sweet with old vegetables and a bit of metals in the finish. Body is light to medium with average carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is not as obvious as I feared it would be, so this is quite drinkable and not as horrible as most other cheap malt liquors I’ve tried. It serves its purpose and does not offend as much as most of this breweries’ other offerings. It may not kick ass for me, but it gets the job done better than expected
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can poured into a snifter. Been saving this for big big milestone #2400. I’ve been drinking labatt blue royale all night jut to prep myself for this one. Pours a clear, medium gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of green apple, corn, grains and cotton candy. Taste is sweet, follows aroma with the addition of metallic goodness in the finish. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. I’m thinking I might throw this in the microwave for a bit. It’s gotta be even better at about 102degrees. Another Minhas Homerun here for sure.
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Blonde pour with a white head. Corn and apple sweetness with a touch of pear. Some lemon peel, mild yeast, and an interesting spiciness. Flavor is fairly sweet. Tons of grain and corn...some apple juice in there, too. A bit soapy and lemony, though. Some lemon peel, cereal, and slight booze.
Frank (3603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My feelings on this beer defy explanation. It is a pilsener yellow and that is the only normal thing about it. It is nutty and funky and almost tastes like an aged Belgian brew but also kind of bad. It is sweet and sticky w/ a creamy texture. It sounds horrible but I find it somehow alluring.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a Gazza gold ale appearance. Slight veggie, corny, celery aroma. Twangy corny, dull, hay flavor. Too sweet.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shared at RBSG 2014. Thanks Magnus. Nose is corn and apple. Taste is a fruitiness with apples and a significant alcohol warming. Whew.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
24oz can pours with a clear gold body and weak off white head of foam. The aroma offers up sugary apple and pear juice and then some boozy chemical burn to the snoot. The taste only confirms the aromatics as I get slick sugary apple and pear notes that don’t let up in their overt sweetness. This is overly sweet but not terribly offensive.
mooselips (5) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice little gem of a malt. Kick Axe is one of those brews that just doesn’t get enough publicity, and that is a shame. The can is artistically different than other malts of comparable potency. The ’Kick Axe’ logo is written in cursive on a shiny black can. She cracked open like a champ, and I was greeted by a sweet nose of fruitiness. The first sip is always the most interesting, and I was not let down. At a respectable 8.6 % ABV, it has a little kick to it, but not anything offensive or overly sweet. It’s almost a slightly less potent version of Axe Head, which is also made by Minhas, and is delicious in its own right. Like Axe Head, it has a ’micro-brewish’ quality to it. A great value at $1.25 per 24 ounce can, I had a good buzz for just over 5 dollars with tax and deposit. If you ever come across Kick Axe, be sure to grab it up...it’s really quite good!!!
DietPepsican (1560) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wisco tixo and I’m on that malted liquor again with a fever. I can’t smell or taste, but this one looks gold and has a serious hit of year mydude.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
It does not kick axe, or kick ass for that matter, it is a pretty crappy malt liquor.