hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... DLD06... Clear, deep yellow lager with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Malty aroma with notes of apricot and toffee. The mostly balanced, alcoholic flavor holds hints of corn and dry grain. Full-bodied and fizzy. Finishes lightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the softest malt liquors that Iíve ever drunk, yet still having that somewhat stale, sweet corn odor that weíve come to expectfrom such a brew. Same with the flavor. The heavy fuel aroma and harsh alcohol burn werenít present. Worth drinking once.
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heemer77 (5154) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap during DL day. Poured with a white head and a medium colored gold body. The aroma was bread with some almonds. I was surprised to get very litte of the sweet corn smell. The taste taste was slight corn with ham and some peanuts. Good for the style.
DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Floyds. Frankly, calling this a malt liquor and brewing it with corn does not put it on the same stage with a Steel Reserve, Itís much better than that. In an English pint glass, it shows a copper-amber color with a slight, clingy head. Plenty of corn an alcohol in the nose. I did find something in the taste to reming me of a Colt .45. Solid malts, and yes, plenty of fermented corn, but without cloying sweetness of alcohol fusels. True to its Floyd-ness, there lots of hops here, but just the noble bittering hops to keep the sweetness in check. A chewy body that gets sweeter after all as I go further down the glass.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amberish color huge frothy wit head viz carb
Aroma is light sugarz corn alcohol
Pal is well coated good carb
Flavor is still malt liquor corn grain notes heavily sweet
ElGaucho (2275) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at 3Fs brewpub. The low ratings here reveal the style bias pervasive on this site. Make no mistake, this is an outstanding malt liquor (or bock, if you prefer), one that I enjoyed even more than my recollection of DFHís Liquor de Malt. Not much in the way of aroma. Yellow body to moderate gold. Fizzy, white head. Not much lace and average sized head. Very strong alcohol profile, despite "only" being 7%. Some pepper on the tongue. Lots of flavor. Very good.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh boy itís Malt Liquor kids. No matter what I tried to tell myself I couldnít get past the fact that lurking under all the other flavors of this was that same syrupy corn taste that you find in any malt liquor. Had some hops fighting a losing battle with everything else, but it was certainly the best malt liquor Iíve had. For whatever that statement is worth.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Obviously a small-batch spoof of the style in general. Sweet corn adjunct all the way, a flavor that not even these guys could save with an unstylistic high dose of hops. Good for a laugh but thatís about all.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of a paper bag with MIBRomeo while walking the mean streets of Munster. (Hard to take this one seriously.) Transparent and paling bronze in color with a creamy whitish-grey head thatís pocked with pinholes aplenty. Pineapple aroma meets lemon-glazed tamales, along with citric hop accentuations, herbal corn flakes, peach fuzz, lavender and freesia. Hard to know which way this one was going to go based on its inability to frighten me in any of its powerful wafts, but we soon found out. Cool substances hark a corny lager persona from the get-go. Hop bite is more accentuated by the superjuiced alcohol quotient. Loose flavor fall-off, ringing with musky cologne, corn husks, pils malt and tarnished, sucked-up and spit out turnips. Corn meal and malt-o-meal become more enhanced as it grows a degree warmer. The "serve cold thesis" couldnít be more true and more of a warning. Corn flakes, liquefied, then peppered and scraped out of aluminum tins keep gaining momentum. Near the end, itís downright hot. I now know the meaning of ethanol burn and how it feels gestationally.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ha! Iím thinking this is the same groovy, corn harshy malt liquor from Piece. Always more fun to order it first to kick start the round of drinking. I must admit, I liked it better covered up by the little paper bags, but the pizza here is better than the pizza there (matters what kind of pizza Iím hungry for). Big alcohol fumes, corny sweet taste. Some toastiness and dryness at the finish...ok, now Iím ready for a Dreadnaught...