aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - DEC 4, 2001rubbishystuff (2521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Better than most malt liqours, but thats not saying much.
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 It was on special for 99 cents a 40 ounce. I definitely over paid. This is quite bad. Corn and cardboard plus tinkle. Serving: 40 oz (what else?) Headbanger (3989) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
40 oz bottle-Aroma of corn and any other malt liquor on a clear golden body. Taste was the same with the typical malt liquor aftertaste. Another nasty 40 ozer. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Wooohooo. I can fly!!! Wait a second. I canít see!!! Oh my God - Iím flying blind... thanks mjames!Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2005
I have nothing to add that hasnít already been said by others, but Iím thrilled to have sampled this nectar at DenverLoganís GABF 2005 wrap-up.
Sampled @ Logans, courtesy of MJames- Pours a gold orange, small white head. Floaties in my glass! Aroma is corn and oxidation. Flavor is just terrible, oxidized corn, and other such nastyness. Almost threw up after drinking this. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Yes another sample from the mjames beer at Loganís ratebeer gathering at the GABF weekend: Well, it is papery and musty, corny and veggie laden, and so badly oxidized. What the hell are those floaties, plastic? Well I lived and that is the best thing to say about this brew. HEY OAKES, where is your rating! hahaha.
ClarkVV (6637) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Mmmm, phat boy...Had this gem with major props to Mjames on 10/1/2005 poured from the bottle. Iím going to take advantage of the ridiculous nature of this beer to do something enjoyable; write a short rating. Smells cardboardish and dry, with aged veggies and protein. Looked golden-yellow, clear, albeit for the protein chunks. Tastes lightly sour, heavily oxidized and cardboardish. Iíve had worse though, maybe itís the larger than usual bottle. Itís pretty tough to describe, just an oxidized mess of a poorly brewed lager. But like Kevin says, it was fun to be a part of. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
I was there, i had THE PHAT BOY. i was not pleased. i can only think that this oily veggie smelling brew probably smelled worse at the beginning iof itís life. clearish yellow with a thin head by the time i grabbed my sample. just a sour metallic painfull, yet fullfilling experience. i would never drink this again, but damn it was an honor to be a part of the historic group. hell, iturned down hopsicle to get to this. and i am proud of that. thanks mjames for trying to poison to me. it was a noble gesture with a bad beer but iíve had worse. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2005
GABF 2005, courtesy of mjames. Big 20 oz, bottle looks suspect. Pours with a suprisingly big head, youíd think after supposedly 7 years in the bottle there would be no carbonation. Body is clear yellow- but wait! Whatís that floating in there? I sure ainít yeast cause this is in no possible way bottle conditioned. I donít know what this was, but it canít be good. 1 for appearance. Aroma is corny, chemical solvents. Taste is more of the same, sour with bitter and raw oxidized chemicals. Truly an abomination. slothgar (39) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2005
My first 40oz party ended the night with Phat Boy, and it is a good thing, this beer is best remembered as bad. Makes my mouth water in the bad way. This was a gag gift, as well, and gag we all did. But, I am a sucker for the look and style of the bottle, so it gets a 5. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 Someone picked this up from a thift grocery store as a joke, but we tried it for fun. Rancid and skunky. Tried another bottle after having it for 8-9 years, it was actually carbonated! Easy to tell it’s ridiculously old, it tastes like ashtray, spoiled corn and newspaper. Wonderful stuff.