BlackJesus99 (4) - Marijuanaville, USA - NOV 5, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
This stuff is great. Smooth, nice, easy, very good taste, and very potent. After 1 40 Iím feeling it a little, after 2 Iíd call myself íjust drunkí, and after 3 Iím pretty well blasted. No other 40 can even come close to competing with this.. Think iíll go crack one right now. Keep hope alive, you are somebody.
iceman666 (4) - Bainbridge, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Aroma is alright.The can has a really cool appearance.Has a so so flavor.Kind of a bad aftertaste.One of the better cheap beers around but still has nothing on a cold 24 oz. IceHouse.
brimstonejack (4) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005 does not count
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ok, letís get things straight: I wasnít expecting much out of this beer, and it delivered less than that. The odor (not aroma) is slightly sweet and metallic, and the appearance is that of a mid-level american pilsner. Thatís about as good as it gets for this sewage. Flavor, somewhat corny and extremely sweet, and neither in a good way. Tastes like what I imagine creamed corn would if it had been eaten then vomitted into a half empty bottle of nail polish remover.
Leaves a strongly metallic bitter aftertaste that makes just about everything you taste the rest of the night give you a sick feeling.
On the plus side, after 6 16 oz cans, I was so blitzed that I yelled at my dog for 3 hours straight.
The next day I felt like Iíd been jumped by the LAPD on PCP and íroids.
gh0st (4) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2006 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love me some steel. Strong flavor, 8.3% abv, cheap as hell. Has a pretty hefty scent of grainy malt liquor. Yes, itís harsh. Drinking a 12-pack is not recommended, trust me.
Gambara (4) - Paola, Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2007 does not count
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
although its a horrible taste to me it has more of a flavor than some watered down American mainstream beers. thats why i give it high ratings in a few areas.
sunn190l (4) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2008 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I remember having trouble getting this stuff down in the past, but I seem to able to do it nowadays. It still isnít very pleasant, even by malt liquor standards. Thereís plenty of stuff out there with even more kick thatís more drinkable. I also see that Iím not the only out there who has noticed the overwhelming diesel fuel flavor which is a big part of what makes this stuff so unpalatable. Kind of like licking the pavement at highway service station that caters to a lot of truckers. One saving grace is that whether itís warm or cold doesnít seem to make much of a difference.
DaSlurpy1 (4) - USA - MAR 26, 2010 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is the gold standard for low cost drunkenness. Utterly slammable when ice cold. High buzz factor. A couple of 22ozíers of this on a Monday morning will start your week off right! Top notch.
ACSativa (4) - - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Aroma: like death mixed with diesel exhaust, with a hint of sulfur.
Appearance: Ever get to your favorite fishing spot and see the water and say "Nope"? Like that.
Taste: Metallic, with an extremely nasty chemical-like flavor. I only give it a 2 because itís not quite as bad as Rolling Rock.
Palate: The finish is like taking a shot of shards of glass. Horrible aftertaste, and will give you terrible heartburn.
Overall: Thereís a reason that this vile substance is only sold in the ghetto: only people buying this are bums and hardcore jonsers that have only $2 in their pockets. Avoid this beer like itís going to kick you in the balls.
youneverknow (4) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Letís be honest: nobody is drinking Steel Reserve for the taste. These guys find their way into my beer stash every once and a while and, frankly speaking, I am looking for the buzz that accompanies my $1.29 purchase.
That being said, and having tried quite a few malt liquors in my time, this really isnít that terrible. It provides a quick buzz and, if drank ice cold (and I mean cold, because if it gets warm it tastes terrible), itís actually quite drinkable. It looks half-decent when poured out of the can (but whats the point of that?) and smells like sweet corn. Not overly repulsive but certainly not a treat on the nose.
Donít pick this up if you are any kind of beer snob because this is not for you. I like beer: I like all styles, all varieties, and that includes malt liquor. When money is tight or if Iím just in the mood for something proven and quick, Iíll go for this. Overall I gave this a 14/20 - this reflects itís style, not beer in general. It doesnít stack up to some of the better microbrews out there, but then again I donít expect it to.
Drink cold and enjoy the ride.
billydee21199 (3) - Compton, California, USA - MAR 13, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The undisputed king of the 40ís. The most rugged brew for the most rugged of men. Truly seperates the men from the boys. Got a plastic taste to it with an absolutly wickd after taste in the later portions. They got to put chrystal meth or speed in this stuff, cause you will become violent. In a word, STEEL.