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American Malt Liquor
Dad’s Little Helper Malt Liquor

Dad’s Little Helper Malt Liquor

On-tap at the Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA. $4.50 a pint. I really enjoyed this! Macro golden pour with a very nice head that left some pretty nice lace. Very smooth (no nasty skunk or edges on the beer). Served at just the right temperature and in the late Atlanta Spring, a couple of pints of this really hit the spot! It is very sweet so if you are not keen on that sweet, malt taste then you should stay away. Also I would imagine that a few pints of this could give you a NASTY hangover, so...

Dad’s Little Helper Malt Liquor

Old Monk 10000

650 mL bottle, Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. From memory, $3.99. Typical American adjunct filled macro pour. Initially a large head that fades to nothing almost immeadiately. Highly carbonated with streams and streams of bubbles rising to the top. Bright golden yellow body. Mild, sweet adjunts....and that's about it. No skunk, non-offensive and did a thirst quenching job on a late April afternnon in Atlanta in front of the grill at around 85-90 degrees. Won't buy it again but I...

Dad’s Little Helper Malt Liquor

Olde English 800

22oz bottle of the classic Malt liquor. On balance not horrific. OK, here's the deal. Presented to me by a non-BA, and more often than not I would simply reject this, but as I have not yet formally reviewed it, I thought I should go ahead and record my thoughts. Pour is actually quite good. A really nice head on top of the crystal clear, light yellow body. No skunk, just mild alcohol and corn in the nose. To be honest, considering the style I would say the aroma was above average. The head...

Dad’s Little Helper Malt Liquor

Molson XXX

25.4 fl oz Black "Oil Can". Well, for what it is it's not bad. Of course, what it is is not good, but I think you may know what I mean. Appearance is not horrible, and is its best feature. A little too yellow, but apart from that, a decent head and some lacing. Aroma is predictable, being alcoholic sweet vegetable matter. Taste is all alcohol and sweet corn, but it lacks the unpleasant syrupy nastiness that I was expecting. I'd imagine this is a drinkable method of getting slaughtered for the...

Dad’s Little Helper Malt Liquor

Colt 45 Malt Liquor

The 22 oz "Double Duece" bottle, purchased where else, but a Gas Station!? This beer is almost certainly not as unpleasant as most people think, and I was quite content with my sampling. First, we know what we're getting, a cheap 6.1% ABV brew that is not supposed to be an adventure into the beer hall of fame. If you take it for what it is, you probably won't be disappointed. What I look for in cheap beer is a refeshing experience, a lack of skunk and a smoothness that makes it drinkable. A...

Dad’s Little Helper Malt Liquor

Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)

Typical high gravity malt liquor in some ways, but surprisingly smooth in others. I was expecting to open this can and be confronted with the syrupy, alcohol sweet slickness that usually accompanies this kind of brew. I was pleasantly surprised. Sure there were some of those characteristics present, but nothing like the close to "undrinkableness" of stuff like Tennent's Super and other such chemicals. The taste reminded me very much a commercially produced, high alcohol cider - very sweet and...