philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stroh Brewery Company--Schlitz Brewing Company--Schlitz High Gravity V.S.L. Very Smooth Lager--2007 24 oz. Can. 8.50% ABV--20 IBU’s.? (4.5 / 5.0) 4 @ $1.39 Each. Mild lacy head. Clear thin bright yellow color. Smooth mild sweet malt hop front. Clean thin fully fermented adjunct Pils smooth mild sweet Malt Liquor body. Dangerously clean crisp refreshing end. Sampled 12/17/2007.
nocanndo (1) - - MAR 2, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: It has a grassy but sweet smell
AP: A yellw orange look with a nice foam. Little co2, that is why I enjoyed it so much, this is not a soda. Nice white foam head.
T: A sweet taste.
P: Very smooth in the mouth.Fills full of body. No urge to burp after each swallow.
O: I love how there is no nasty after taste and how smooth it is.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 I tried this just after trying St. Ide’s High Gravity and there is no contest - this is far superior in every way and suprisingly very enjoyable and interesting. It is bright, slightly deep gold with a very large white head that’s puffy and even leaves a tiny bit of weak lace. The aroma is meaty, musty fruit and grain with a hint of alcohol - like a high gravity malt liquor, but good and pleasant. The taste is actually very nice, sweetish but with a crispness, grain, fruity sweetness. The alcohol is noticeable but in a smooth, warming quality that adds to the bite at the end without being rough or unpleasant. It’s also slightly opily and soft. In the end, it is very smooth and drinkable, tasty, definitely near the very top of malt liquors and one of the very few that I actually would happily buy again.
ronaldtheriot (1066) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed my one sample of this malt liquor (16 oz. can), which I found in Tallahassee, Florida (never seen it in Louisiana). It had a nice aroma, poured well and looked good. For those fond of this genre, it has a very fine taste and smooth mouth feel. It has a strong bite, and is soothing to sip. My overall impression was very favorable. I’d certainly buy it again, if I ever saw it again.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear yellowish golden color with a surprisingly fluffy white head.
vegetal aroma though not corn... wood, earth, artificial sweetener and white grape juice. this lacks any real "stink".
the palate is quite dry for a ML... wait, no, it is quite dry period. chewy pale malty flavor with grapes, earth, grass and a clean crisp hoppy finish. medium bodied given the abv% and "gravity" with a slick mouth feel (not sticky!) and an unusual crispness.
this certainly lives up to the moniker. it IS very smooth and easy to drink. it does not make your eyes go all wacky from the rancid taste... i almost miss that in a 24 ounce get drunk quick delivery system. many respectable strong lagers are not this tasty.
suspiciously, too good...
Aventinus64 (1) - Woodstock, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At $1.09 for a 24 oz. can I was a little skeptical, and apprehensive, as most cheap malt liquors leave me feeling a little queasy. I was pleasantly surprised, though, with this one. There was little aroma but it poured with a dense white, creamy head. The flavor was sweetish, but not overly so, nor too bitter. The high alcohol content was not apparent on the palate. I have recently been partial to some strong lagers from eastern europe and this compares well with them. I found it to be very smooth and drinkable. If you really want to appreciate it - compare it next to a Steel Reserve.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow body with a big, pillowy, cotton white head.
Smell: Sweetish, corny aroma, though mild, and with only a minor hint of the alcohol within.
Taste: Sweet corn flavor, but it’s suspiciously quite clean, leading me to surmise some rice is up in this piece. Slight hint of bitterness. Just a touch of that trademark malt liquor chemical alcohol taste. A relatively smooth finish, it lacks the usual cloying, frown-summoning end that I find with its siblings.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Altogether soft carbonation.
Drinkability: Certainly the smoothest malt liquor I’ve begrudgingly downed during my time on this planet.
BoostIPA (1056) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aromas of corn syrup and some gravy. Taste is sweet, refined malt liquor. Very gentleman like. So smooth. Like.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: It was poured from a 24oz can into a big mug. The can has the abv (8.5%) and a freshness date of "JUL1111" printed on the bottom.
Appearance: The body had a light yellow color with very good clarity. This was a lighter than I was expecting but not out of place. On top the tall three finger head of bright white foam settles down to thin cap which actually hangs on well. Lacing is minimal and very slick.
Smell: It is fairly light with pale cereal grain, grassy hay like hops and minimal sweet corn/vegetable notes.
Taste/Palate: The flavor matches the aroma exactly with a fairly dry finish and offers it up in a light-medium body with smooth but lively carbonation.
Notes: It’s surprisingly light and drinkable.
kidmartinek (3218) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep golden with 1" of dark white foamy head. Smells like sweet malt sugar and high fructose corn syrup, the stuff dreams are made of. The flavor is like sugary sweet feed and oats, and a yeasty malt with a slight doughy character. The mouthfeel maintains a refreshing carbonation and bears a sweetness to it to rival even the most steadfast fundip from the ice cream truck, or wherever you got it. The beer has has a very slight ’lowercase’ belgian yeast taste to it. Very enjoyable with no hint of the 8.5. The finish has a little fizz, and a lightly sweet malt, and a hint of the taste of the beer that made Milwaukee famous.