RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed For Extra Gravity & Exceptionally Smooth Flavor

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dekester1 (356) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours an off purple color with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is of sweet berries and slight malt. Taste is predominated by sweet, berry/grape with a slight alcohol backbone. Malt and hops are hardly detectable. Its closer to a wine cooler than a malt liquor IMHO. Palate is OK. Overall, an interesting beverage and relatively cheap for quick 4-pack try.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5881) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2016
This canned brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of frothy large sized light purple colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind no visible carbonation i a semi-opaque dark purple colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was fruity. The semi-dry mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a fruity blackberry aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of berries and was very fruity. An OK brew just nothing special.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AirForceHops (6447) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Paid $1.79 for a 24. oz can at the local Market Basket. Had this side-by-side-by side with the Spiked Punch and the 6% Steel Reserve. Purple in color with some foamy white head and lace on the glass. Aroma is grape more so than BlackBerry. Reminds me of Kool-Aid.

The base steel reserve is here with notes of sugary great. Again reminds me of Kool-Aid with a shot of booze. Much more palatable than the spiked Punch but that is not saying much. Texture has a light grain feeling.Taste a little more like a malt liquor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6860) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Dont hate that I am a ticker, hey it was $1.69. 24 ounce can. Dark purple with a lighter shade of purple head that is noisy and fizzy. They could have called this "Barney." Oh come on, did you expect a serious rate? The aroma is more grape but some berry, too. It is Kool Ade grape powder along with something odd (whodathunkit?!). This is grape Kool Ade meets one of the Ritas. Heavy on the grape. It is dangerous stuff, really. Almost like drinking the kids drink but with a wallop behind it. To be honest it is pretty good. No taste of alcohol. This is actually not bad.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tricker (394) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
Bire couleur liqueur aux raisins de 8 % dalcool. Elle ne possde aucun col au versement. Elle possde un odorat amer, mais fruit, style petits fruits. Elle possde un got trs fruit, comme un mlange de raisin et de bleuets. Son got ne possde aucun pice, aucun got cralier, mais elle est tout de mme trs rafrachissante. Bonne bire dt !!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer_rookie (445) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Pours a purple color. Purple head. Neato. But no points for dying stuff to make it colorful. No head retention, no retention.

Smells like grape whatever. Grape soda, grape jelly, grape gum....no real blackberry flavor that I can find. No malts, or hops, but I guess there are none. Why do anything fancy when youre gonna hide it behind artificial flavors. Still, smells good.

Taste is very sweet, a touch bitter. Or maybe its the alcohol in it. Tastes okay. Too artificial. Leaves a film in my mouth.

Mouthfeel is heavy and full. Easy drinking, but too heavy to be sessionable. There might be a little metallic taste in there.

Overall, its actually pretty good. It has lots of flaws. But its flavorful and high enough in alcohol that youll forget about anything else. I might recommend it. I dont know that I would buy this again, but Id try a different flavor of the Alloy Series.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
puboflyons (3174) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2016
From the 25 oz. can with an expiration date of Sept 19, 2016. It pours purple with a purple head. The head fades fast. Any kind of toasted grain or grassy hop sensations are drowning in the aroma of blackberry juice or jam. The body is smoother than its standard older brother so I will give it that. The taste is more abundantly sweet with blackberry juice but there is just a slight bready malt character underneath with a carbonated finish. You could pound one of these down quickly as a fruit drink but then your head would hate you later.

0.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ffbot (367) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Aroma of berry flavored cough drops, booze, and gut rot. Taste of bad bitter syrup, some moldy berries that have been previously frozen, and possibly of rat poison. The palate is residual metalic

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Holy Christ. Steel Reserve makes wine coolers now? Sickening blackberry aroma that is mixed with cheap booze. I nearly got sick off of this "beer." Booze was up front and in a way that it reminded me of the stinking drunks back home in Hyannis. Im sure if you tossed them one of these they would owe you a "life debt." Sipping this also reminded me of that one guy, you know the one the one who always says that you should definitely try this, but going in you know that it would really suck. This and that strawberry margarita are the two worst things to pass my lips. There should be a Geneva Convention regarding bad beer. Monuments will be erected in memory of those who have suffered drinking bad beers. The monuments shall be inscribed "NEVER AGAIN."

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
emreeb6768 (1) - Lakeside, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2015 does not count
If you like wine coolers/flavored malt beverages, TRY IT!! If you like BEER, you probably wont like it. Ive tried a lot of different malt beverages and this one takes the cake!! Easy drinking... must be careful as it is 8%abv. Cant taste alcohol at all! Im a fan of amber ales- spouse likes Bud Light but we both agree on this one!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (892) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 27, 2015
24 oz. can. Pours medium dark purple. No head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is berries, metallic and red wine. Taste was berries, dry and not that bad.


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