ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
I bought this as a goof for my 700th beer on beer advocate. It is really a lot better than I expected. It isn’t world class. But for the price and the flavor/ABV it rates pretty darn high. Pour it in a pint glass and give it a try. You may be surprised. ronaldtheriot (2019) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Colt 45 High Gravity Lager has a thick, white head and a clear, golden color. Carbonation is moderate to high. The aroma is of corn and malt, but not particularly strong. The taste is surprisingly mild for an 8.5% abv beer. This drink does not taste strong, if anything, it has a stereotypical beer flavor, so I’d say the alcohol is pretty much hidden. Mouth-feel is moderately heavy. This finished crisp, which was a further surprise. I thought Colt 45 HG (poured from a 16 oz. can) was very full-flavored and enjoyable. I recommend giving this one a try. By the way, it is NOT available in Louisiana. I bought it on a road trip in New York City.
RJT Nekronos (4213) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 24, 2014
Totally horrible. BUt dirnkable only for the record. Very strong and sweet but high to swallow after some time. CanIHave4Beers (4236) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Can, shared with no one in the bathroom.scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Pours a perfectly clear golden color. A vigorous pour produces a big white head that never completely fades & even manages to leave some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is a little sweet & has some cider like qualities. It’s got corn & dough, but also some light fruitiness & alcohol.
The flavor is about a low to medium level of sweet with a light herbal bitterness and a bit of alcoholic warmth (although it does conceal the alcohol relatively well for an 8.5 malt likka) it’s got some corn & some grapeyness... got a little bit of crisp malt.
Maybe I’ve just got a thing for Colt 45 brand but this and Double Malt are genuinely enjoyable.
Thanks bvc! bright gold, foamy sticky white head. sweet pale honey aroma. little sweet, doughy middle, kind of harsh and inferior in the finish.
pkbites (1006) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
While it’s in the can it smells like rich malts, caramel, and rotting tomato’s. In my stein the malt and caramel were still there but not as much as the rotting tomato smell. Pours a macro looking yellow with a macro looking white head. Syrupy consistency on the palate, alcohol burn in the throat............BUT......not as much as most "high gravity" beers. This is shit, but not as bad as most in this category. I paid $1.29 for a 24 ounce can at some gas station in F.I.B. land. Not a bad price for, overall, not a bad alcohol delivery system. But if you plan on using this to quench your thirst with tacos or a pizza, get bent!!!!! This is not the liquid to do it with! Certified drunks only, please! RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Aroma: malt liquor. Clean, grainy, just a hint of fruit. Not all bad. Flavor is surprisingly smooth, a bit papery, but no real intense alcohol bite. One of the better malt liquors I have had. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
A: I was absolutely shocked by the pour on this beer. The pour is a clear golden yellow color with plenty of small carbonation bubbles and a fluffy white head with great retention.
S: The nose is light and sweet with some definite corn and grain and no noticeable hop character. Quite neutral, to be honest.
T: The flavor is similarly unobjectionable. The corn and grain give the beer sweetness, but there’s no hops at all--not surprising, however.
M: The body is on the light side with a high carbonation and lacking that usual malt liquor aftertaste.
D: This is one of the best malt liquors out there. I was expecting this to be terrible considering the regular Colt 45, but I found this to be quite decent.