RONCOD (255) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Golden yellow with a thick white head. This had a faint honey aroma. The flavor was kind of sweet with some alcohol burn in the background. Very drinkable. DrewFace (970) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours a pale golden straw color with off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and corn. Flavor is a sweet malt and corn adjuncts. Pretty smooth likka. askewbrew (26) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours to a nice looking white head that hangs around for a while and tries to lace, but then it craps out to a thin ring. Color is light gold. Aroma is sweet corn and veggies--there’s some malt in there too. Flavor is sweet, tangy, clean, boozy and corn-syrupy as hell--just what it should be. Finish is all alcohol and corn. Mouthfeel is light and dry and more like brandy or vodka. Overall, a decent buzzer that plays to its audience well. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2010
I am assuming this is what i had, but who knows. It was labeled Colt 45 HG and it was 8.5%. Since I don’t want to add another rating I will put it here until further notice. Corny sweet and metallic nose. Can isn’t that cool. It is not sinister looking, it is sleek and silver, and not how I like my malt liquor cans. Light bodied and drinkable at 8.5%, corny and sweet, but not much else. Drinkability is decent. Frank (4262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
This can is amazing. It has the Colt 45 horse on the back and says, "WorksEveryTime" in great big letters. Yes, 8.5% alcohol will get the job done just quick. I know that for a fact. This is a kind of dissapointingly flavorless malt liquor. It’s pretty bad and all, good to get drunk on but ultimately unsatisfying. It is pils yellow in color and it’s head barely exists. Its nose is of nothing but a faint whiff of cheap beer. Flavor about follows suit but some slight sweetness brings out that classic high gravity malt grape-drink-esque character. There is a bit of alcohol present but nothing too overt. I’d say a standard IIPA is worse and that has tons of flavor and this has next to none. So, I dunno, good job Colt 45 guy on a relatively clean and yet still terrible beer.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Finally had it. Not bad if consumed cold. The chill masks the nasty corn taste that comes along with this fine brew. I still need to have it in a forty to have a complete opinion. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Pours yellow, with a white head. Aroma is corn, grain, malt, and a little fruit. Flavor is corn, fruit, grain, and alcohol. Not too bad, certainly drinkable. crossovert (14152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
made sure i froze it an extra 20 min after refrigeration, drink fast and cold. 16 oz can that was dirt cheap.
Pours a bit deeper gold, though still crystal clear than a regular colt 45, the head is again bright white and foamy, it sticks a bit longer than the average malt liquor and leaves tom okay lacing, which is odd because it is higher alcohol than the regular, thank god for additives.
The smell is better here than normal colt, even more of the corn smell is gone, it has a fruitiness to it, slight adjunct feel, dare i say even a hint of yeasty smell.
When cold it tastes alright, bread, caramel, apple cider, hint of walnut, more corn than a regular colt imo though. More gravity inevitably means more corn unfortunately.
The colt 45 beers are probably the best adjunct lagers, but then again, only if your in a pinch would i recommend this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-03-2010 04:45:31 charule (2302) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Can. Poured dark clear orange. Head film. Very sweet aroma. Tangy sweet semi fizzy taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy Aurelius (5662) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2013
I see that the esteemed PorterPounder has beaten me to this gem by several years. Consumed from the Etch-proof Snifter of Courvoisier Alternatives. Tall boy can, which I can envision crumpled at the feet of Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. Clear, specimen gold with an enormous white head. Powdery lager aroma - plain and inoffensive though corny. Surprisingly smooth, low bittering, very slightly sweet, almost flavorless. Medium-light body, slightly tangy finish. ABV is well-masked, and the warming effect is subtle. This may edge King Cobra out as my favorite low-brow malt likka. Picked this baby up from the Circle K on the truck route.