RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 206   ABV: 6.87%
The malt liquor with the imported taste!
Private Stock Malt Liquor is the ultimate in brewing art. Made from choice and expensive ingredients under a private formula and long aged in our cool brewery cellars. SERVE WELL COOLED IN A TALL GLASS OR ON THE ROCKS.
Note: Possibly brewed in Latrobe, PA as well.

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UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
40 oz bottle, pours gold, froathy white head. massive skunk nose that strangely does not transfer to taste. taste is crackers, aluminum. light body. not offensive.

jredmond (8510) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Can courtesy of Blipp or Max or Andy, regardless this was trash. Aroma is just plain offensive and gross. Mouthfeel is medium to light, carbonation and notes of wet paper, grain, alcohol, offensive malt-bill. Drain-pour? Toilet-pour.

blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Can. Pours gold with a white head. Cardboard and old milk jugs. Some faint weird sweetness. Not undrinkable, but getting there.

Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2013
With the imported taste...sweet corn and earthy grain aroma. Bubbly yellow, okay head for this style of beer. Raunchy stale cereal grain taste - sweet but not sickeningly so like some stronger malt bevs. Very smooth but with a good crispness. Not a washout. A personal favorite of mine, and of a thousand high-class ’bangers.

MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours cloudy(!) golden with white head and large bubbles. Aroma of massive infection. Fruity and sour milky. Gross bro. As it warms up the aroma somehow. Tastes of cardboard, which after that aroma is actually a welcome surprise. Puzzl claims this is about five years old. That may have saved it. Some strawberries and cream too. So weird. Thin on the palate. Finish is fruity and sweet.

puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
5 year old can. Drank on the rocks, as directed: http://i.imgur.com/sG15xWE.jpg

Definite bacterial infection here. Cloudy pour, gusher, fruity, slightly sour nose. Actually not that bad. Thin as hell, a little cardboard, grainy as hell. No sourness there.

Not so good.

radarsock (1207) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2013
40 oz. bottle purchased from Kentucky Liquors in Natick, MA. Urine-bayed presentation. Thin snowy head; skull fragments you could say. Smells... tastes... LME, corn, and watered saké. I used this to get as drunk as possible in the car parked outside of Casey’s Diner. I needed a few hours to kill; fuck it, I had to time.

DietPepsican (1592) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Can. Kept inside of the can. I dig the whole deer vs. lion on the label so I’ll go ahead and give the appearance a five. Lots of imported taste in the nose. Flavor is oddly dominated my chocolate and caramel notes. No grape drank at all, no sign of alcohol. Mildly sweet finish. I did not try this on the rocks, but that might drink pretty good on a hot summer day.

ronaldtheriot (1978) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Poured from a 40 oz. green bottle, Haffenreffer Private Stock has a very thick, creamy, cream-colored head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and lots of fairly thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is a sickly-sweet grain husk smell. Taste is of sweet & sour grain husks, old bread, some hop bitterness, and it’s fairly cloying and alcohilic. Mouthfeel is leaning towards medium, and Haffenreffer Private Stock finishes semi-dry, crisp, and rough. Drinkability is not particularly high with this. When I tried this from the can in 2009, when it was still owned by Pabst, it was much better. I rate this iteration 1.5 stars (ordinary). RJT

Cakes (460) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
24 oz can. Nose is lightly grassy with hints of malt ,sweet corn and pale lager grains. Creamy and more full bodied than most malt liquors, and not as watery. Has a European name and a European look , but this does taste like an American malt liquor. I do not understand the high scores, 3’s and above for this beer. I think that I am being generous with this "2".

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