Monday, June 25, 2012

Shadow's Wild Black

Today I'm drinking Shadow's Wild Black brewed by Blue Dawg Brewing in Baldwinsville, New York.  I guess Shadow is the pissed off looking purple dog on the front of the label. Last month, I was horrified by Rascal's Wild Red, the sister beer to this one. I've also tried the original Wild Blue, which wasn't quite so bad. Let's hope for the best here!

Sickeningly sweet berry aroma, juicy manufactured intensity, grape soda-like. Absolutely horrible flavors, one of the most disgusting things I've ever put in my mouth. I almost spit this shit out immediately. God Awful sweetness AND you still have every bit of the 8% alcohol right in your face. It's Grape Mad Dog all over again.

Medicinal, but seriously this gives medicines a bad name as there are way better tasting grape cough medicines on the market (higher alcohol too). Multi-gag! Alcohol hotness in he throat. This is a serious WTF beverage, worst of the worst. What the hell is wrong with these people? For science, I drank a total of 2 additional sips to gather all of my thoughts before dumping this out. Bud Light Platinum is a fantasy dream beer compared to this, the Holy Freakin' Grail.

Absolutely the worst $2 I EVER spent at Total Wine, even worse than the day I spent $2 additional because I forgot a coupon and got no additional product for my money. If you disagree with me, you are wrong on this one! Usually I'm open to being wrong, but not here.

13 comments:

Randol White said...

Hey Beer Drinker Bob... we'd love to have you be a guest reviewer this coming Saturday on our radio show. Sound good? Drop me a note.

Specialist Allen said...

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Your an idiot. Great fruit flavored beer.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hi Anonymous.

Thanks for cowardly hiding in anonymity. I'm OK with being called an idiot, BTW. However, let me further complement you on your grammar. Excellent. Makes me further respect your comment.

Finally, this is a horrible, rancid "beer" made by a brewer that wants to get college kids drunk with alcy ultra sweet crap. If you think this is great, I'd be happy to recommend some others that you will think are the best thing you ever tasted. That is, if you have an open mind, which your comment suggests is not the case.

Lee Jurek said...

had it this beer this weekend. it wasnt too bad, it was like drinking thick blackberry cough syrup. but also i was sharing it with my gf so i had to get something she would like also. but overall its a good beer just to have one of, not an entire 6 pack of.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

There are exactly 2 million different beers better than this one. I bet you and your girlfriend can find one that's delicious if you try. Go to a tasting at your local liquor store.

Lee Jurek said...

what do you recommend for me, im 22 like craft beer but i think a beer like sierra nevada is way too hoppy, something with good taste

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Yeah, Lee, SN is known for making hoppy beers. If you don't like that, there are many style alternatives. The choices are going to depend on what is available where you live, but Amber, Blonde, Brown Ales are pretty approachable. If you like the fruity beers, see if Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat, Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale, Magic Hat Elder Betty Elderberry Weiss, or Belgian Cherry beer Kasteel Rouge are around.

Lee Jurek said...

i liked the laughing dog huckleberry and the magic hat elder betty had it the other week but thanks. im not much of a fruity beer guy, definitely like blonde and brown ale. thanks for some suggestions

Anonymous said...

Give me ideas for better fruit beer i can find in the majority of major markets. I live in AZ and only "big" beer store i know is Total Wine but i come from CO where micros are abundant. Since you hate Wild Black/Red i want to critique your choices you might give me on alternative fruit beers?

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Ooh, a critique. I named a few above in another comment: Twisted Pine Raspberry Wheat, Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale, Magic Hat Elder Betty Elderberry Weiss, or Belgian Cherry beer Kasteel Rouge

To expand on that, Dogfish Head is readily available and their first two seasonals are very nice fruit beers: Aprihop in Spring and Festina Peche in Summer. Their Black and Blue is also great.

How about Samuel Smith's Organic Strawberry (they have other fruits too) or Ommegang Three Philosophers is 2% Cherry Kriek?

Hope I passed. If you're ever in South Florida, be sure to try the Funky Buddha's fruity Berliner Weisses. They are awesome though not bottled or readily available yet.

BonsaiBetty said...

Food and drink is like art, it is good or bad according to the taste of the individual. Each is entitled to an opinion, you just get paid to give yours. Silliness the portance of beer tasting today when some have no water!

Beer Drinker Rob said...

I get paid? News to me! And yeah, everyone can have an opinion. If people want to hear mine, they can read here. I'm pretty sure with this particular abomination, even the brewer saw that no one liked it. Hasn't been on shelves for years (you're commenting on a post that's over 4 years old).

And your water comment? People can't have fun until the world is a perfect place? For you to try to put down a little fun to make your point is stupid. The craft beer community is one of the absolute most charitable groups of people on the planet! If they don't make money, they can't help others.

Also, since you're on my site, I'll further state that you have zero clue what I do outside this writing and what causes might interest me most.

Thanks for your comment.