DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Corn and alcohol aroma, straw colour with a large head, has nice lace. Harsh alcohol taste and feel. A really tough beer to drink.
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2003
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ewww!! Tasted like a rotten penny that had made it’s way through and out a skunk.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2003
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
As we are all familiar with the rich tradition of the Olde English brand, I will dispense with any historical details and proceed directly to a commentary. OE HG800 is a brand extension introduced in 2001. It replaced the Olde English Ice beverage, and repositioned it in the "HG" category. "HG" is an abbreviation, of course, for High Gravity, a brewing industry term associated with high quality. As the first traces of the beverage’s bouquet drift from the bottle, one may be tempted to believe that deScription. And, indeed, the first drops of this malt liquor supported this taster’s inclination that this would be a superior malt liquor product.
The initial, and freshest tastes and scents of the beverage are quite similar to an average beer: a full body, a trace of hops, and a confidant character that is pleasing to the palate. One is reminded of the beverages one could be drinking, such as a Victory Brewery Hop Devil, or a Middle Ages Triple Crown. Once the level of malt liquor in the bottle has reached the top of the label, however, one is reminded exactly of what one is drinking: 16 proof Olde English. Nothing more, nothing less.
THEWINOKING99 (3) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2002 does not count
3.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If I can’t get a Camo or a steel reserve, this is my next choice. The taste is actually pretty good. It goes down ok, but it gets you going good !!! This is another beer great for budget nights.
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gives a decent buzz, but steel and camo are better high gravities. I dont think ill be buying this again.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2002
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sweet and adjuncty. Can’t really taste the alcohol, though. Not very good, even for a malt liquor.
anoo (6) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2002 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I committed to not putting any more beer on my credit card for awhile and I am going to stand by that decision... so I bought 2 40’s of this stuff. I just cracked the first one, the smellwas a pungent...well...I dont know what... what is even in this? do they use hops for this kinda beer? whatever... the first swig is aking my eyes water. sweet baby jesus forgive me for what I am about to do to myself tonight.
FORTY DOGG (22) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well its about time O.E. Jerked their Ass’s in line with St. Ide’s, Camo, and Steel Reserve, by making a Strong 40oz that will ’Set You Trippin’, (had me set trippin anyway), I just wished they hadn’t fucked with the label so much. I’m sure Easy E (were he still alive) would enjoy robbing one or two of these from ’Tha Stoe’ before slapping some bitch’s and flipping switches in his 64’. RIP my brother!
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 Yummy amalgalm of skunk piss and dog crap. Highest ratio buzz/$ if you can bring yourself to have more than one sip of this s**t. Life is too short to waste your drinking potential on Olde English 800.