dinkle50 (1364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Super caramely. Tastes like a cheap malt liquor. Clear in appearance. No head. What Three Floyds did here is exactly what they wanted to. Malt Liquor at its finest.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a clear pale yellow hued body with a small white head that does not last. Aromas are grainy, grassy and corny. Some minerallity and mild sulfur. Flavors are sweet, corn, mild DMS, floral, light metal. Well hidden ABV. Lively bubbles and somewhat dry. Pretty decent.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at 3F. Yep, this is still around. Something about fermented corn at a high percentage is just off putting. Very clear gold in a plastic cup, no head. Nose is grainy, no discernible hops, weird vomity note as well that is really gross. On tasting, initially it is pukey tasting, but that fades. Corn forward and boozy. Pretty miserable shit.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow color with a short lived white head. Smells like malt liquor. Really sweet and simplistic aroma. Sugar and corn with a bit of cereal and not much "real" malt aroma. Some sweet fruit esters, though. The sweetness dominates the flavor, too. Sugar, apples, cereal, and corn make up most of it. No hop flavor or bitterness to speak of.
Travlr (21447) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma of grapefruit and straw. Taste is lemon rind and hay. Decent.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Pizza Port Carlsbad pouring up deep gold with faint haze and small near white head. The aroma has fresh floral hop notes, a bit of spicy hops and then a pretty good load of malt sweetened lageriness. The taste is similar with a pleasing prickly yet gentle floral and spicy hoppiness that only briefly ventures away from hop flavor toward hop bitterness. It has a robust base of honey like sweetness and apple like sweet esteriness within an undercurrent of sugar sweet malts and lager yeastiness. I found really no flaws that just about define the style.
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold with modest white head / Clean nose of corn and resin, / Medium body, sweet, fat with soft carbonation, and with good finish / Soft floral flavors of honey, popcorn, and candied orange / Not something that requires a lot of reflection, but fun and tasty.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Bavarian Lodge. Pours a clear, yellow-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is corn, sweet grain, and a touch of florals. Flavor is similar. Sweeter grain and cereal malts, corn, some florals, and a very light grass. Finishes dry and clean with a very light bitterness before leaving a short aftertaste. Medium-light, somewhat sticky body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty bland and generic beer, but it is a malt liquor and this is exactly what I expected. Very clean and lightly sweet while hiding the alcohol well. Not bad for the style.
JohnnyJ (5406) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at PP Carlsbad. I think this is the first time ever that I have had a malt liquor on draft, and I paid a premium pint price. Golden pour, quite cloudy, with a thin fizzy head. Sweet corn, bad malt liquor fruit notes, rotten grain, and grassy bitterness. Yes it’s definitely a real malt liquor, but a pretty good one at that.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark yellow with a fizzy white head. Thick palate and a bready aroma and taste with some citrus notes and not overly sweet.