5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pale golden, very translucent, moderate to small fizzly white head, light carbonation, spotty lacing.   Grassy nose, straw, and certainly not as corny or macroish as I thought it would be.   Seems pleasant enough.   A bit of cereal on the tongue, definitely grassy, slightly malty, finishing semi-sweet.   Not half bad, certainly better than I thought it would be.   Not quite as full bodied or flavorful as the Dogfish Head example, but this one is lighter and certainly quaffable for a Malt Liquor.   Likely better than any 40ozer I have had before.
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The guy at World of Beer in Clearwater said this was one worth trying. Hmmmm...someting tells me he never cracked one. Poured with your basic translucent gold color...forced fluffy white head. Huge grainy/fruity nose...wow...maybe some skunk funk too. Iím not impressed at this point. I know itís a malt liquor so Iím not expecting a jewel but this is just not getting the job done. Mouthfeel isnít bad....thin, but tolerable...fairly smooth but the flavor really hurts..yep itís painful. Geez, hold this and give the bowl of flakes. DFH Liquor de Malt is far far better than this. Iím quite disappointed.
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Tap Ė Blooms & Brews, Silverton Oregon]
(Oregon Craft Brewfest at The Oregon Garden) This was a pretty Ok beer. Nothing to special. Liked the flavors but it was missing something. The Tap was much better than the bottle from what I hear and a different batch of brew. This was very much like a little lawnmower brew you would have on a sunny day in the summer. I hope it gets better.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2006
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
wow!! this is bad. Aroma acutally made me wince. Flavor is nil. I believe a Bud is better than this crap. I bought this because of the Rogue name. I gues every company has a loser in its stable. The aftertaste is almost as bad as the start, ouch!
it gets slightly extra points because the acl. ímightí be high due to the malt liquer title as well as the very, very bad alc. flavor
WBC (8) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2006 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aroma: All bubblegum sweet corn with no hops.
Appearance: light gold color with no lacing or retention.
Flavor: Weak and thin with hardly any body(Not what I expect from a Malt liquor).
Palate: I think this is leaving me with the feeling I need to open another beer to actually taste something, thereís nothing happening in this beer completely one dimensional!
Overall: An unbalanced beer, and in my opinion a less than adequate effort from John and company(Good thing thereís plenty more Rogue to try!).
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 oz bomber. Golden colour, white head. Aroma ofr corn and apples. Fairly clean smelling, low fusels. Flavour however, is all nasty. Corn, corn, and more corn. A bit of malt is actually apparent underneath it though. Fairly sweet, with a thin, cidery body. The first few attempts where good breweries made malt liquors were pretty funny...now Iím not sure sure that proving you can make something that tastes like ass is all that compelling. Either way, itís definitely authentic.