ronaldtheriot (1102) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Luckily, this sample, poured from a 40 oz. clear glass bottle was neither skunked or spoiled. Olde English High Gravity 800 has a very thick, white head, a deep, golden appearance, and a rather high carbonation level. Aroma is pungent, corny, and even bready. The taste is rich, spicy, and fruity, but not overly sweet or alcoholic. Mouth-feel is crisp and medium. OE HG 800 is smooth and refreshing; one of the better malt liquors on the market. Unfortunately, it has a limited distribution (not available in Louisiana). I liked it and would recommend it.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Olde English HG800 High Gravity Malt Liquor--8% ABV Malt Liquor.
2001--22 oz. Clear Bottle. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear light thin golden color. Sweet mild hop front. Sweet thin rich body with crisp very smooth malt flavor. Easy smooth light sweet hop end. Crisp balanced smooth with mild flavor. A richer older friend. Sampled 12/29/2001.
2002 40 oz. Clear Bottle. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear rich bright golden color. Malty mild floral crisp mild hop front. Very clean smooth rich light sweet caramel fruit body. Smooth mild hop end. Clean smooth and easy but tasty and rich. Sampled 9/30/2002 & 12/21/2002.
kramer (4687) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2010
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
40 oz bottle. Consumed as a part of an 18 beer blind Malt Liquor tasting. Pours a clear pale gold body with pretty decent fizzy white head. The nose is pretty horrid, loaded with veggies and cooked corn. The flavor is pretty horrible as well. Kinda reminds me of a little bit of jet fuel, and a little bit of vomit. Sticky and sweet mouthfeel with light carbonation. Very very bad.
puboflyons (1880) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the 40 fl. oz. bottle marked AUG3109-DO5111908. I am not sure what earlier raters have been drinking but I found this to be much more tolerable and likeable than previous advertised. The pour is a hazy, pale yellow tone with a good topping of fizzy white head that slowly drizzles downward. I expected an aroma of metal and alcohol but I sensed more of a thin malt, light hop, and bready aroma. The mouthfeel was kind of thin. The taste had a bit of a tart bite but overall it was drinkable. Would it be my first choice? No. But I am prepared to rate it higher than 1-1.3.
OntBeerDrinker (389) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In Canada we don’ty call anything HG. It comes to us imported in 40oz 1.18L bottles olny. No can’s and coast a pricy 5.80 drank alot of these in my day’s. I tryed the 5. something american version once in can and once in bottle both from Buffalo NY. Fav version is Buffalo’s 5. something in a bottle(can made it watery)The 8% version is awsome too,but sometimes I get super fucked up while on it and have finished the 40 off and gotten high bassicly while blacked out from it. Suposably I am aware of what was going on but know nothing about it.(well few times I saw video’s on cam,so knew what happened later next day)It’s good shit but pricy as fuck in Canada!
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From the can. Hugely sweet corny nose. Some metallic notes. Apple cidery. Can is cool, but not that cool. Drinks very sweet. Full of corn and apple cider. Becomes rather boozy as it warms.
Butters (3685) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2009
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very sweet, corn, metallic, and grass. Unfortunately, following a tasting of barleywines and impstouts, this is a horrible dissapointment. About one point shy of dreadfull.
brenn79 (1429) - Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2009
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
24 oz can- Sample- Better head than expected, still horrible medicine flavor. All I need is a paper bag and some old scummy clothes and i am set.
poisoneddwarf (1621) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
24 oz can. Wow, I’m surprised this got even this high. I was expecting bottom of the barrel stuff, but it’s not as bad as some other beers I’ve so far rated. Actually poured a nice head. Aroma is of corn. Tastes metallic. All in all, pretty horrible, but not as bad as I was expecting. Now, where’s my paper bag?
fredthecat (295) - CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
this stuff is p bad but uhh it gets you messed up, though it has really good alcohol/price value, dont bother its the worst of the 40s and gives you a bad hangover