RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Black Label: Slow brewed in limited batches, using only the finest malted barley & selected hops. Slow brewed for exceptionally smooth flavor.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Pours yellow with pillowy head. Crisp carbonation. Aroma is corn,some malt and toasted white bread. Taste is semi-medicinal with alot of adjunct flavors and some corn. A little bit tart in the aftertaste. Thin to medium body. Not bad. For 99 you can?t beat it. Helps to calm down after Almost dying at work. Full vertical doors can kiss my ass.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
DuffMan (9999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2017
Can. The following is a compilation of a dozen peoples thoughts who shared this brew with me at my first (and perhaps last?) Malt Liquor Dexterity Games Tournament to celebrate my birthday. Keeping in mind that most of the participants are not regular beer raters, here we go: light gold, corn and solvent, industrial and harsh, check this one off, bears of steel, Im refusing to participate anymore, tastes like rat poison, kidney failure is in sight, I literally cant taste anymore, no no nope no, keep your reserve I dont want it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnnyJ (5500) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Can. Clear pale yellow pour, with a fizzy white head. Corn, sweetness, old bread, and alcohol. Not as offensive as the regular SR. Mmmm boy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffbot (390) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 24, 2016
Can is cool, thats the appearance. The smell is stale old malt, bland grain, and sweet moldy corn. Taste is pretty much the same. Maybe a bit rougher than regular SR. Damn

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (12125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2016
710ml can. Drank straight form the vessel after being trasferred to the freezer for an hour after the fridge. Whale-type malt in chicago. BB May1616. Smell is okay, definitely smells corny, label be damned. Flavor is very HGish, but quite clean though, the finish si smoother than many hgs, corny and boozy but without a huge acetone quality. Alsoone of the more expensive ones, the storeowner thought it was some kind of ipa 3.00 for this sucker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogre71 (343) - Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2015
This is good beer easy to drink smooth with lots of malty flavor. would recommend

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2015
slow brewed? ok. another slummer, for less than $2. Again slightly better than the horrid SR211 (NON triple export :)) but still pretty bad. Corn and alcohol. Not skunky, but not good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2015
24 oz. can from AdamT ("Thanks"?). Well, it looks nice with a golden pour and a pillowy white head. Aroma of sweet corn and lemony hops. Tastes like college at some lame keg party where quantity wins over quality. Even in the malt liquor world this is bad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
545318 (1) - - JUL 9, 2015 does not count
As a fan of malt liquor, this defeats the 211 in its tracks with a smoother flavor. I cool my cans as I drink them and there is a technicality with Steel Reserve that my personal preference temperature has to be as low as it could go " some beers are best served just above the freezing mark " Low fizz when warm is precisely what Im not looking for on a cheap quality beer and it packs the widely known steel reserve 8.1% punch. This version as it loses its temperature, achieves the sweetness malt liquor connoisseurs are looking for. When warm is best compared the extra malty feel of an Olde English 800 where the overall score of the 211 loses its ground once it begins to achieve room temperature.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
puboflyons (3301) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2015
From the 24 fl oz can. Yellow carbonated pour. Aroma of harsh pale malts, corn, grass, and butter. Medium body. Toasted mild sweetness gives way to cloying grassy bitterness at the end. There is a difference between this one and the regular 8.1% Steel Reserve. This one is more obnoxious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ordybill (1604) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Poured from a 24 OZ can into a pint glass ( red plastic solo cup would have been more appropriate) This beer is cheap and has a high alcohol content. Mecca for college kids and skid row bums. There is a little yellow coloration and smells like stale corn The taste is of lightly carbonate corn meal with an alcohol bite at the end. Buy a sixer of these jumbo cans and see if you can finish them and then look yourself in the eye in a mirror after the deed is done. If you drink to many of these I am sure this is the main reason for poor decisions and regret.

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