puboflyons (1670) - 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 (346) - 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 doníty call anything HG. It comes to us imported in 40oz 1.18L bottles olny. No canís and coast a pricy 5.80 drank alot of these in my dayís. I tryed the 5. something american version once in can and once in bottle both from Buffalo NY. Fav version is Buffaloís 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 videoís on cam,so knew what happened later next day)Itís good shit but pricy as fuck in Canada!
riversideAK (5557) - 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 (3562) - 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 (1326) - 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 (1478) - 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, Iím surprised this got even this high. I was expecting bottom of the barrel stuff, but itís not as bad as some other beers Iíve 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, whereís my paper bag?
fredthecat (289) - 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
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Even more alcohol than the 7.5, but they still havenít figured out a way to make it taste any better! Better luck next time, guys.
Cirrhosis (1142) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
"Beer #2 in the 40oz. head to head taste off. it sucks and thatís all you got to know but I guess here are some reasons it sucks. First reason why this sucks this is only the second beer of the night and I already got a hangover and have a uncontrollable erg to beg for change. Plus this taste like fake skunk not the real skunk you get with Euro lagers and is ungodly sweet. The one surprising thing is for this massive alcohol content it does seem to go down smooth. This sucks!!"
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
2009 Can - Pours yellow with a large, lasting off white head...aroma is lagered corn, dry malt...flavour is much sweeter than expected, slightly medicinal...alcohol is rather hidden, canít believe I just typed that...I feel the gravity seeping out of my pores and can hear the colors...