goswim (3) - Chester, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
I liked it. Of course, this is my first beer rating here, as I’m venturing away from the standard over the counter junk. I’ve bought many new beers, so I’m sure it’s going to find it’s place amongst my list. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2007
From a 22 oz. distinctive Rogue bomber bottle with a list of ingredients and a short blurb along the right side of bottle, good with pork stamp at the bottom, spring 2007 edition, 7.2% ABV. Sampled ice cold in a lager glass.
Poured a chill hazy orangey golden with a small foamy, bubbly white head, settled into a thin sudsy lacing, minimal amount of ringed sticking, actually not that bad looking.
A nice, pleasant sweet malt liquor nose, I’m impressed, the pilsener yeast really comes through, sweet pale malts with highlights of sweet corn, a good lemon honey fruitiness, traces of alcohol, not fusel or solvent, but a clear gin-like alcohol, overall, an appealing aroma for a malt liquor.
Good steady carbonation, not fizzy at all, and a sweetly crisp, dry, thin, for a malt liquor, silky smooth, none of the alcoholic roughness one expects with the style, light bodied mouthfeel, wins points with me.
Since I am no longer living in poverty, a member of the working poor, I am now part of the petty bourgeoisie, malt liquor has lost a lot of it’s appeal to me, but for the style, I found this to be quite enjoyable, easy to consume, lemon honey and sweet corn, thin, sweet pale malts that meshes well with the alcohol, providing a sugary warmth in the palate, none of that sickly sugary sweetness that a lot of malt liquors have, the hops are minimal, true to the style, and a dry, thin malty, lemony finish, a nice and clean finish, no alcoholic harshness, well done.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Tap at Rogue/Brewers on the Bay. Pours a yellow-ish gold, pretty clear. Aroma of honey, sugar, light corn and a candy-like (Jolly Rancher?) fruit element. Very sweet and surprisingly full of flavor. Sugar, corn, maple and potato bread with a very clean and mild finish. Lingering sweet aftertaste which I wouldn’t expect from Rogue, even in the context of malt liquor. I wouldn’t call this beer thin, but it wasn’t creamy enough for the abundance of flavor. Overall, I was surprised that I liked this as much as I did. slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle. Nose is mild sweet honey with hints of grapes. Clear dark golden with lively carbonation. Sweet honey-like flavor, smooth palate. Really enjoyable, especially as it warms. Surprisingly vinuous and flavorful. keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2007
I’m surprised by the low ratings for this beer. I enjoyed it a lot. Nothing exceptional, but I found it very drinkable and nothing to complain about.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2007
22oz bottle. Straw colored, white head, a bit hazy. The aroma is nice. Hops are central in the aroma, but very understated. Light lemon and mildly floral, as well as some sweetness, maybe the corn? It is not an unplesant smell. The flavor is grainy, with a bit of sweetness and a great lemon/citrus flavor. Very clean from the yeast, but very flavorful. The hops in this beer seperate it from other "malt liquors." I would be interested to see how this would rate blind, or rated according to style. Pretty tasty! Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
Hazy brownish yellow body and zero head was produced during the pour, it’s really a very unappealing beer to look at, looks like some kind of health drink. Nice aroma, very malty and a hint of hops and for Rogue to only add a hint of hops is a freaking miracle; nice pleasant aroma over all but it could have been more aggressive. Nice taste, good and refreshing, caramel malts and sweet hops comprise nearly all the taste. The brew is medium bodied and maybe just a touch to flat, a mild bitter after taste is left in your mouth after your done. A very drinkable beer it’s not fantastic but very enjoyable, I would buy this again." Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Bottle: What a beauty ... golden and effervescent with a tornadic swirl of active carbonation resulting in a nice white head. Musty malt aroma. Smooth silky beer with a sugary candy-corn flavor ... this is remarkably like a "40" but somehow more respectable. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Perfectly clear spotlight yellow. Soft, fading white cap of firm foam. A skimming of bubbles hangs around for most of its time in the glass. Some lacing is distributed along the edge closer to the liquid in rounded patches and sheets.
Aroma is nearly non existent as it kinda stymies itself in a hovering pale sweetness of malt grain thats soft and bready and hard to get in the nose unless you wiff in big.
Taste is all solid malty smoothness, but not a whole lot of flavor really. Dulled...dulled some more and semi, lightly tanged and cloying malty breadish tones with a heavy buttered corn accent topping off the middle into the finish. Finish is quick but soft and creamy with a malty body and clean Maibock-like cloying sweetness that coats the mouth well. The Harrington malts are quite evident with that certain bready, doughy centeredness of paled, dull tang and soaking.
Feel is quite nice. Malt is king of this throne. Ruling with a steady hand of Harrington malt coating ever so smoothly with bready softness and sticky, cloying thickness thats not overbearing but definately pushing its borders with a clean slice of medium body and a fairly long rule of semi sweet, bready, tangaifingly broad scape of malty clean soothingness.
I could drink this into oblivion, but would easily get bored of its paled, uninteresting flavor. The body of the beer is great, but beyong that its not much; yet it could be everything to the right person. Leave it to Rogue to make a Malt Liquor that almost makes you wish there were more like it. Dad’s Little Helper could be just that, depending on the Dad of course... Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2006
I had to have just one more for the evening.Nice golden color,small white head that had a decent hang time then fades slowly to leave a bit of lace behind.The aroma was mildly malty with some corn and mild hops.The flavor was not as bad as some ML’s i’ve had,malty and corny taste with a nice not over the top icky feel like some others and a mild but decent hop showing in the end.Pretty smooth brew all around and one i could definatley get used to having more often,Dad really like.