KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2009
Sweet and corny tasting. syrupy. Not interesting or good. Big disappointment from these guys. DuffMan (10751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
This was an interesting experience for me. My first malt liquor made by a very reputable brewer. Normally this style is known for being exceptionally disgusting, and generally an excuse to package jet fuel and sell it to junkies looking for a cheap drunk. Yes, malt liquor is generally shit beer. So was this any different? Did Rogue finally allow me to see this style in a different light? Yes and no. I would say that this beer was certainly well crafted in the sense that it didn’t have any of the harsh alcohol and otherwise empty sugary palate that most have. The aroma wasn’t off-putting either- - corn syrup and pear juice was a little odd, but not horrible. I didn’t get any stinky sewage corn adjunct stench that a couple of other raters found. The flavour was mostly corn syrup malt, but there was an astringent bitterness in the finish that kept it from becoming cloying. The alcohol was barely evident in the palate. I didn’t find this appalling as several other raters did, but neither did I enjoy it all that much. Definitely my least favourite of the Rogue range so far, and not one I’d come back to. However, it did prove that not all malt liquor has to be jet fuel. cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. A touch hazy, golden yellow appearance with a white head. Sweet pale malty, a touch boozy nose. A touch fruity (apricot, grapefruit), pale malty flavor with some corn. Slight Czech Lager flavor. I really don’t like Malt Liquors but at least this is drinkable. KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2008
Clear golden with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with malty and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with caramel, toasted malt and alcohol notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol notes. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
22 oz bomber. Golden colour, white head. Aroma ofr corn and apples. Fairly clean smelling, low fusels. Flavour however, is all nasty. Corn, corn, and more corn. A bit of malt is actually apparent underneath it though. Fairly sweet, with a thin, cidery body. The first few attempts where good breweries made malt liquors were pretty funny...now I’m not sure sure that proving you can make something that tastes like ass is all that compelling. Either way, it’s definitely authentic.
blipp (9902) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear gold with an off white head into my 1L Silver Bullet mug. The aroma has a malty almost honey like sweetness, while the flavor is sweeter grain and almost toasty. The faintest touch of hops comes through. Really quite drinkable. douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2011
650 ml bottle at the Beerhive. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet grainy and honey nose, some alcohol. The flavor is a nice Malt Liquor but it still retains some dirty aggressive flavors that the style seems dominated by, sweet grains, alcohol warmth. Not bad. arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, shared with my dad, ironically enough. Hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of corn, grass, slight caramel, cardboard, lots of caramelized sugars and toffee. Taste is a mix of sweet corn, caramel, toffee, slight biscuit, finishing sweet, slightly bitter. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2006
22oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods in DC. Clear yellow urine colored body, still, with little to no head. Nose is not particularily enjoyable, smelling of fuesal corn and sweet lemon wood polish. Flavor isn’t too bad, actually, moderate to high sweetness, some creamed corn flavors and the Rogue Pacman yeast covering the entire thing. Crisp, lively, hoppy on the tongue, however it doesn’t offer a lot to really enjoy, it’s basically simple. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
10/16/10. Bomber. Sweet grainy aroma with a metallic sweet caramel grainy flavor that doesn’t disappoint in the malt liquor department. Hahahaha.