Friday, June 12, 2009

Dad's Little Helper Malt Liquor

I am so happy it's Friday. I am not one of those TGIF people; nor am I a "Some How It's Thursday" guy either (I know you're all super smart, but this is where you figure out the acronym first told to me by my 6th grade teacher). I don't complain about getting up early on Monday morning. I work on the weekends, too. Whatever it takes. But for some reason, I really am glad to be home from the office for a few days.

I picked up a bottle of Dad's Little Helper Malt Liquor brewed by Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon a few days ago while visiting my favorite store Total Wine (call me). Now if this were not brewed by Rogue and put in a cool bottle, I am certain that I wouldn't have picked up any 22 oz. bottle of malt liquor. I definitely have the Colt 45 stereotype in my head, and that will be really tough to shake. I wish I had read the bottle story about the naming of the beer before opening it for today. It's actually "Dedicated To Dads" and tells about how Father's Day came to be. So it probably would've been more appropriate if I could have had this one next weekend. Oh well.

Nice malty, roasted, nutty aroma. Sorry but that's about as good as it gets. Stopping here you don't lose anything positive. The flavors are really different. The bottle says no chemicals (as I think all Rogues do), but I don't know, I kinda taste some chemical and metal flavors (BTW, geeks like me, did you see that they are adding a new element to the periodic table?). Nothing besides that sensation is really standing out. Really, if you could bottle band-aid and doctor's office, that's what is in this beer. A little sticky, dry finish, that's it. Not a good beer and on the third string of Rogues' JV team. Pick the bottle next to this one, no matter what you like, no matter what it is. And it's too bad this couldn't have been the one dedicated to Moms.

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