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Steel Reserve Alloy Series Blk Berry 211



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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed For Extra Gravity & Exceptionally Smooth Flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer_rookie (385) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Pours a purple color. Purple head. Neato. But no points for dying stuff to make it colorful. No head retention, no retention.

Smells like grape whatever. Grape soda, grape jelly, grape gum....no real blackberry flavor that I can find. No malts, or hops, but I guess there are none. Why do anything fancy when youíre gonna hide it behind artificial flavors. Still, smells good.

Taste is very sweet, a touch bitter. Or maybe itís the alcohol in it. Tastes okay. Too artificial. Leaves a film in my mouth.

Mouthfeel is heavy and full. Easy drinking, but too heavy to be sessionable. There might be a little metallic taste in there.

Overall, itís actually pretty good. It has lots of flaws. But itís flavorful and high enough in alcohol that youíll forget about anything else. I might recommend it. I donít know that I would buy this again, but Iíd try a different flavor of the Alloy Series.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
puboflyons (3066) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2016
From the 25 oz. can with an expiration date of Sept 19, 2016. It pours purple with a purple head. The head fades fast. Any kind of toasted grain or grassy hop sensations are drowning in the aroma of blackberry juice or jam. The body is smoother than its standard older brother so I will give it that. The taste is more abundantly sweet with blackberry juice but there is just a slight bready malt character underneath with a carbonated finish. You could pound one of these down quickly as a fruit drink but then your head would hate you later.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ffbot (343) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Aroma of berry flavored cough drops, booze, and gut rot. Taste of bad bitter syrup, some moldy berries that have been previously frozen, and possibly of rat poison. The palate is residual metalic

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Holy Christ. Steel Reserve makes wine coolers now? Sickening blackberry aroma that is mixed with cheap booze. I nearly got sick off of this "beer." Booze was up front and in a way that it reminded me of the stinking drunks back home in Hyannis. Iím sure if you tossed them one of these they would owe you a "life debt." Sipping this also reminded me of that one guy, you know the oneí the one who always says that you should definitely try this, but going in you know that it would really suck. This and that strawberry margarita are the two worst things to pass my lips. There should be a Geneva Convention regarding bad beer. Monuments will be erected in memory of those who have suffered drinking bad beers. The monuments shall be inscribed "NEVER AGAIN."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
emreeb6768 (1) - Lakeside, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2015 does not count
If you like wine coolers/flavored malt beverages, TRY IT!! If you like BEER, you probably wonít like it. Iíve tried a lot of different malt beverages and this one takes the cake!! Easy drinking... must be careful as it is 8%abv. Canít taste alcohol at all! Iím a fan of amber ales- spouse likes Bud Light but we both agree on this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 27, 2015
24 oz. can. Pours medium dark purple. No head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is berries, metallic and red wine. Taste was berries, dry and not that bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
paintedmaple (671) - Peopleís Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2015
24oz can...unnatural purple pour with an even more unnatural "purple" flavor. Tastes like they liquefied some grape hard candy and added some grain alcohol. Worst of the "Alloy" series.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2015
24 oz can. Steel Reserve Alloy Series Blk Berry 211 is a deep purple colored clear fizzy liquid with almost no head. Nose is black raspberry candy. Taste is more of the same and quite sweet. Not exactly a beer per se, but a flavored alcoholic beverage and for what itís worth, not a horrible option.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sledutah (6975) - Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2015
24oz can from Albertsons in Idaho Falls
Pours dark purple, no head or lacing. Aroma of dark berries and sweet. Flavor of berries and sugar, syrup
Too sweet but not terrible

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
marieantoine (1) - imperial, USA - AUG 17, 2015 does not count
love black berry love this. the flavor is super. I hope this stay into production. It is the best thing since wine coolers. love love this. If you love wine cooler you will love this.

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