Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I donít know what happened to my rating of this... but here goes again. Poured a clear, medium orange with a short-lived cap of white head. Nose was above all else sweet.. with a pleasant corn husk and sourdough bread/cookie dough malt presence... impressive. Flavor wasnít far behind, with corn and tacky bread at the base... alcohol was mild and complimentary at the back end. Carbonation was a bit on the high side... hints of creaminess... very good malt likka!
jtclockwork (6924) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours clear yellow. Nose of malt and light pepper. Taste of light spiced malt. Mostly, just malt as expected.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler from Half-Time. Pours a very hazy golden amber without much of a head, so it already at least has a bit more going for it than the malt liquors I vaguely recall from my halcyon college days. Very sweet aromas, malt and corn mostly with a little bit of cardboard and alcohol. Remarkably sweet, reminding me of a fruit lambic, but without any of the lovely funk or tart acid that one would expect. Still not an unpleasant flavor. But way too sweet. Finishes with a little lemony acid, and still on the sweet side. A whole lot better than I had thought it would be.
Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear and golden. Less than a minute there was virtually no head remaining. Just out of the frig there was zero aroma. As it warmed toward room temp some sweet malt became apparent. Sweet syrupy malt flavor with some corn. There is just a hint of hop bitterness. Probably a pretty good brew for a hot summer day.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells and tastes of corn and rice with a skunky finish.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Mondial 2007.
Crisp clean deep gold lager with decent bright white top.
Aroma: Earthy, grainy lager, sweet Mocne like brew with low hop profile.
Medium bodied, with malty off fruity character. Lacking crispness and smoothness. Rough off like finish. Grainy front but that all good there is. A bit off like
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was an interesting experience for me. My first malt liquor made by a very reputable brewer. Normally this style is known for being exceptionally disgusting, and generally an excuse to package jet fuel and sell it to junkies looking for a cheap drunk. Yes, malt liquor is generally shit beer. So was this any different? Did Rogue finally allow me to see this style in a different light? Yes and no. I would say that this beer was certainly well crafted in the sense that it didnít have any of the harsh alcohol and otherwise empty sugary palate that most have. The aroma wasnít off-putting either- - corn syrup and pear juice was a little odd, but not horrible. I didnít get any stinky sewage corn adjunct stench that a couple of other raters found. The flavour was mostly corn syrup malt, but there was an astringent bitterness in the finish that kept it from becoming cloying. The alcohol was barely evident in the palate. I didnít find this appalling as several other raters did, but neither did I enjoy it all that much. Definitely my least favourite of the Rogue range so far, and not one Iíd come back to. However, it did prove that not all malt liquor has to be jet fuel.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing.
Body is clear dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain), with notes of plastic, alcohol, and DMS.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter, husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Surprisingly bad. I expected this to be more along the lines of Bear Republicís hopbomb version of a malt likka. But this smells and tastes nearly as awful as the real deal. The question I have is why the hell did Rogue make this crap? What an insult to fathers.
5000 (5984) - 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.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev, my bottle. Hazy/oily-looking wan gold, dead wisp of head. Smells of cheap alcohol, corn, and dead flowers. Tastes the same, more dried flowers, a hint of plastic in the mercifully quick finish. Thin, watery body, astringent, weak carbonation, boozy pvc finish. Why????