bubbleflubber (1633) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours muddy straw into the glass, with a small, active head that reduces to nothing but spotty lace. The nose is of sugary corn. The flavors are of sugar, corn, cereals and sweet country grains. The finish lacks the fusel notes I wouldíve expected, but thatís not saying much. A touch of alcohol mixes with some dirty, underdone attempt at a hop balance... it doesnít work. The biggest reason it doesnít work is because itís a malt liquor, and most are cheaply made... even top-shelf ones. Bland, out of balance, over sugared and devoid of complexity and substance, this doesnít escape the misery, and has honestly gained a few tenths of a point on name brand alone.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Lightly hazy and golden in hue, the body of this beast is crowned with a foamy head of off-white foam. Settling in quickly, it leaves some hard drying bands of lacing to circle the glass. The aroma is sweet, showing notes of candied blonde malt, honey glazed grain, and cream of corn. Deeper inhalation shows a decent amount of spicy, grassy hops, but also brings with it a good amount of searing alcohol. The flavor is ever so slightly more balanced, some of the peppery grass coming forward, yet it remains largely sweet, grainy, and corny. The palate is substantial and nicely carbonated, but is just too darn sticky and alcoholic. I suppose itís better than 95% of the genre, but that isnít saying much.
Narnad (1372) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Lundeenís Brew Ha-Ha 2009. Pours a clear golden color with a modest white head to top it. Aroma has a hay and straw malt note, some clean Noble hops notes. Flavor is very crisp of clean malt notes mostly with some corny notes and light grassy hops at the end. Body was in the moderate range with a pretty lively carbonation rate. Overall the brew hid the alcohol pretty well and was pretty smooth for a malt liquor.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rogue Dadís Little Helper is a sparkling, clear, dense golden lager with a thin white head that leaves excellent lacing. There is light grain and corn in the nose... perhaps black pepper or alcohol. Itís medium bodied and quite smooth. The finish is dry and pretty clean. Itís slightly sweet and boozy tasting. Yeah, itís malt liquor. It tastes less poisonous than your typical malt liquor. Thereís no fusel to be found here. It somehow seems very... Rogue.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: poured a crystal clear golden color with a miniature serving of head. Aroma is bold and boasts a grainy malt and alcohol scent but much cleaner and adjunct free than any other malt liquor I have consumed. The flavor is a crisp and clean serving of grained malt with background of corn flakes and overall is the most impressing malt liquor style I have tasted even more better then Japanese beers I have had.
Butters (3559) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber pours a clear medium gold with ring of big bubble white head. Aroma is perfumy, almost like potpouri. Flavor is sweet corny and a little spicy from the alcohol. Expensive for malt liquor, but pretty good for what it is.
MmmcKay (1037) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear yellow. Sweet, thick malts. Nose of nothing. Not bad per se. But not good either. Cheapest Rogue beer Iíve ever seen....and its high gravity. Interesting experience, but one Iíd rather not have again.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a lasting ring of white head and a nice clear, golden body. Smells of thick, sweet malts. Flavor is very malty and sweet. Finish is sweet.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source:22 oz bottle.
Appearance:Clear yellow pour with a thin white head.
Aroma:Grain and grass.
Flavor:Grain and corn.
Palate:Medium body with mild carbonation.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz brown bottle obtained at McKinnonís in Salem. Pours a crystal-clear yellow body with virtually no head to speak of. Smell is anything but strong, but hints at cooked corn, grain, and a small bit of alcohol. Actually tastes good - bakerís cocoa and caramel take their place with husky grain, cooked corn, and just a hint of the alcohol. Light bodied as expected, with moderate to full carbonation. All-in-all, not a bad beer. Not something Iíd get all the time, but for the style, itís definitely one of the better ones (though not quite as good as DFH Liquor de Malt IMO) - reminds me of a tastier better-made version of Steel Reserve.