stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts, corn, and slight hops to the nose. Flavor is slightly sweet, smooth, lacks any mouth feel, slight bitter finish, watery body. Drinkable, but nothing good.
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have to say it
they donít make oje decent beer
they are all anemic shadows of much better beers.
Theonly way they could ever get a high rating was if you are comparing them to budweiser.
this beer is tired, weak and flavorless
it is beer though and that is good
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 23, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Itís malt liquor. Like many things that are inherently bad by their own nature this shouldnít be harshly judged. However, when I pay $4 for a bomber I will be judgemental. I like it when breweries make this beers and say: itís a crappy style but craft-brewing can cure all. I donít know. The color doesnít bother me. The thin head and poor retnention do. The malt is sweet up front and as it builds to something that could be rich and fruity (biscuity perhaps) it turns towards the gutter. A cheap wave of adjuncts take over and the under-pwered hop bitterness doesnít put up enough of a fight to class this beer up.
Itís refreshing, and palatable. Not bad for the style. But, at Rogue prices??????????
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What is that flavor in malt liquor anyway?? I canít tell you what the heck malt liquor tastes like because it is a taste like no other. Liquor-like but what kind?? I drink very few Rogue brews and this is why. It was refreshing if nothing else.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well what can ya say, its a malt liquor, but its Rogue, so maybe its worth a shot, 5 dollar later... its still malt liquor. All the swill flavors are still there, I was hoping for something more along the lines of Hawkís brewing Malt Liquor, which tasted nothing like malt liquor, but that was its good side.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2006
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ugly hazy beige colour. Lots of creamed corn and sewage on the nose. Absolutely vile. Incredibly sweet, all adjunct, no hop nor malt, lots of sewagey off-flavours and grotesque alcohols. I donít normally question other peopleís ratings, but this is one of the highest-scoring malt liquors on the site? Itís pure shit. There is definitely some pro-Rogue bias in this. Dadís Little Helper is truly horrid, a full and worthy 0.5
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow what an interesting brew we have here.Pours goldn with a hugh frothy head.Not bad, crisp and clean.reminds me of OE but cleaned up.Well anyways I enjoyed it.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2006
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
bottle. Well, I have this project of sampling any Rogue product I can get my hands on and using the bottles to create a nice montage in my kitchen since they have a nice thematic appearance. So, it is this that drives me to actually spend more than two dollars for a bottle of malt liquor. Iíve had a few Rogue brews Iíve enjoyed very, very much. Iíve had some of which I could not even finish the bomber. I think this particular "beer" may make me quite sad. I pour it directly and hurridly down into a two pint mug to stir up a head. and, lo, it does indeed create a rather frothy head atop the golden body. Ah, the aroma of malt liquor. It does, however, seem like what malt liquor ought to smell like: creamed corn sweetness and some slightly bitter notes like corn husks. The nasty fuel notes are missing, at least in the aroma. Still, this does not exactly smell good. Hm. This is quite well rounded for the style. Plenty of sugary sweetness and thereís a strange papery note that sits in the background. Thereís corn throughout and the alcohol starts to come out in the finish. uh-oh thereís the weird malt liquor off-flavor poking its head out. hm, the head is gone now too. Here comes some more bad news: I think Iím tasting dirty armpits. This is going to be a chore to finish.All I can think about is the next beer I must drink to cover up this one. The lack of hoppiness really makes me crave an IIPA, but on the other hand, it seems an imperial stout would be the antithesis to this crap. anyway, I think Iíll put this bottle up next to Shakespeare to keep him some company. Itís times like these that I question what it is that could possibly drive me to do these things to myself and pay for it none-the-less.
shadey (1815) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with no head. Aroma is kinda spicy. Flavor is spicy and maybe a little hoppy?
mynie (44) - Waterloo, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve been itching to try a fancy malt liquor ever since I saw Dogfish Headís classy stamped paper bag. Unfortunately, 3 Floyds was all out of Dolomite during my last visit, and so I figured my best bet would be in a trade.
But then I stopped at the store and nearly passed over this here bottle, which at a glance looks a lot like the Nut Brown ale. I did a double take, grabbed it, and find myself here, three hours later, pouring out a dark gold beer with a very small white head that falls away.
Smells of deep corn, grain, and hints of alcohol. A lot like a regular malt liquor, actually. No Rogue pacmanniness, or anything. Just cheap grain.
Tastes pretty decent. Good pils grain up front, moving into a dry, sweet yeast in the middle which floats into a kettle corn kind of sweetness, ending on a solid dry cascade hop. The brew loses .5 due to an unfortunate chemical aftertaste--just like you get in Olde English or Mickeyís!
Firm body and easy drinking, but thatís not enough to save this brew. Might as well pay half as much for half as much Old Eí.