Bruz: I thought opening this was going to be a test of strength after hearing about ImissMy64oz & satan165's troubles. But for some reason mine surprisingly twisted right off... but TOO EASILY... like a hot knife thru melted butter - and there was ZERO "crack", AND the ring (not tabs) actually slipped right off with the cap too... which shuts up my theory about people who claim the cap rings coming off as mistaking them for caps with tabs (sorry guys). I remember drinking Axe Head (the canadian counterpart to Rock Head) & thinking it was surprisingly enjoyable considering it's "world's strongest alcohol content" (disclaimer: at the time of writing this), but I don't have that same exact thought with this. You do taste the alcohol but not to the harsh extent of something like Camo Silver Ice, which is 2% weaker (and a recent former heavyweight US champ in alcohol content). So yeah - its strong but not too harsh - kinda like a stronger Magnum. Actually, after another swill (about 1/2 way down) this is a pretty crappy taste - as a stronger Magnum would be! But Rock Head ain't gonna lie to ya... 5 times across the top of the label it's repeated "11% Alc/Vol" and below that in big bold letters "EXTREME MALT LIQUOR". It's funny how they originally changed the name from "Axe" Head to "Rock" Head for the US version but kept the big shiny axe head graphic in the background. Oh man, this taste actually sucks! Good way to enjoy drinking this more is to eat some cherry cordials & Black Pepper Jack Doritos at the same time while swillin it. Speakin of "swillin", the swill is terrible. Got a slight buzz of course, but the warm swill is so bad it's forcing me back into a state of sobriety. Even IF it's the same formula as its canadian counterpart (Axe Head) I still gotta rate this lower with a bland 5/10 swills. Note: this 40 cost me nearly $30 considering the trade I organized with satan165 to obtain this... I spent over $55 sending him 4 Fat sandwiches directly from the grease trucks in New Brunswick to his home near Chicago IL, Express mail (24 hour delivery) in exchange for full Rock Head & Hi Test 40s!
662: the forty opened without a problem, but the ring looks like a fucking necklace on the forty, it was rough but 11% isn't silver ice camo 9.2% and that was the strongest in us, It had the same chemical as blue moon a micro brew, except the after taste was foul, 64 nows what i am talking about, ingriedients in a soda or a beer contain a lot funny ass elements like glycoricolloy 13 or something like that anyways I was doing some H and then I shared 2 forties with a friend who got a bottle of of rum for the night for his buddy, and he was like fuck it lets drink these hoes but besides the slight 1/20 of a second flavor in yer mouth of blue blue moon, it reminded me when I was in boston visiting and I came across country club, - I drank 1/3 just for the reason if anyone ask looking at my collectinn what it tasted like but we said fuck it and drank em,for prectage wise I have to give 3.5 out of five, 211 and likes are forties I dont like they are like bad dope, hung over diahrea and I dont know about you guys but 4 out of 5 guys that drink 211 get violent and have that fuck it attitude. taste 1 out of five just because of the blue moon revalation- it s still 10 03 pm the night is young and could ignorant within an hour, bars- have abnoxious blacks that think they kingpins, they are not just because you go to the chi nad get an ounce of cooked crack for 550 dollar and make 500 you a soldier not a kingpin and then there are just the whites that think they are muscle and the combo of malt in quanity and bars might not be good, will see
DC40s: Big ups to 64 for this!
Short and simple:
1) Nice crack.
2) It tastes like CBL 10%.
3) It'll give you a bit of a buzz.
devnull: just went down to the stoh and picked up a rock head.. sat down and cracked it.
the cap wasn't too loose or too tight, just right, the usual snap crackle pop. ring's still on the bottle, so that's a plus.
first impression is that it's alot sweeter / fruiter than i like, but it's 11%, so what can i do? (i'm a big fan of "the imported taste")
it's not nearly as bad as the other ultra-high-grav that i remember, Camo 10%. down to the shoulder, and it's not too bad. still sweet and fruity, but it's cold, so i can deal. almost feel like i'm drinking wild irish rose and not some malt.
... about a third of the way down the label...
got me burping, and starting to feel that buzz come up. something tells me that with a top-shelf yeast, this shit coulda topped 15%, the liquor is so... almost opaque. and it's so sweet, i'm convinced that they're in cahoots with kool-aid to market the shit to kids. (not really, but it'd be funny).
almost to the bottom of the label, got a semi-solid buzz going. (i weigh 140lbs, but can usually drink 3 or 4 p-stocks in 8 hours... and be sober enough to go bombing)
the taste still hasn't fallen off, it's a good 5 or 10 degrees warmer than when i cracked it, but it's still drinkable. definitely not "enjoyable", but considering 11% and other factors... not bad. but not good, either.
down to the swill. yech. flavor wise, the swill is 2/10.
here's the math: 40oz X 11% = 4.4oz X 2.5 = equiv to 308ml of 80 proof booze. so this 40 come close to drinking a "pint" (375ml) bottle of whatever.
FultonCounty40z: I enjoyed the rockhead a couple weeks ago, finally got around to writing the review. This 40 was "silent but deadly" so to speak. Evil eye, the other 10%+ available in the US got me F'ed up, but i could tell right away it was going to happen. This 40 seemed much more chill, yet kicked my ass by the end.
Got me ripped, a good way to celebrate my defending my thesis.
ImissMy64oz: i drank the rockhead last night with my girl and we watched usual suspects
started off wrong
i couldnt open the fucking cap
i had to put a towl over it and turn it as hard as i could
when it finally did open the entire ring came off with the cap
no pops or hisss or nothing
so ithought i was in for a nighhtmare 40
i was wrong
shit was smooth as fuck for being 11%
it tasted a little fruity but not overwhelming
i had that and the geneese ice and no hangover or nothing
i thought i may have some sort of headache for drinking a 11% 40 but nope
my girl isnt a big 40 drinker but she said it was much better than 211 and she figured it would be shit since she hates 211
big ups to the red dots at mountain crest
rock head is the shit
MarkBlackout: Thanks (again) to 64 and satan165 for the low down on where to pick these up. Evil Eye was so fucking abhorrent I kind of lost faith in HGs in general, but having drank the Hi Test last night, I am less apprehensive about drinking this 40 of Extreme Rock Head Malt Liquor.
I had a hell of a time with the cap, like others; I finally resorted to pliers to get a better grip on the fucker! Very little crack. The smell isn't too offensive, basic malt smell like Hi Test, perhaps a little more of a funky edge. Taste: Definitely nastier than the Hi Test, perhaps not as bad as Evil Eye. First guzz is the worst, it gets better after that. Rock Head is really poundable considering that many wines are 11% alcohol (most are 12).. I couldn't guzzle many wines as easily as this is going down.
As I drink this I'm pondering whether Hi Test and Rock Head are the same or similar to Perfect 10 and Axe Head. This is "brewed and bottled" by Joseph Huber in Wisconsin, who we all know produces some consummate garbage.
Enter Jerry Huber, CEO of his great-granddaddy's bad beer business. He took a trip to Canada recently that changed malt history. As he drove out from Huber Headquarters in Monroe, Wisconsin, his mind started to open up. The long drive give him some rare time to think... this was going to be a deal that would make or break Jos. Huber Brewing Co... but was it ETHICAL? He'd tried and failed to corner the white trash bad beer market, but has largely failed due to Nascar advertisements by the "big three." Kitsch factor was barely keeping Huber alive. Efforts to increase distribution had been stymied by the competition and the simple fact that Huber beers are shit. They taste like shit.
Then one day it hit him: 40s. Motherfuckin' 40s. Dad and Gramps condemned the format, always saying it would soil the Huber name if they started selling big-ass bottles of malt liquor. Fuck honor, Jerry thought as he pulled into the truck stop. This is it, he thought. His nerves were frayed, having driven straight thru from Monroe to this godforsaken truck stop 20 miles outside of Alberta, stopping only for a quick blowjob from a lot lizard in Edmonton. He couldn't cum.. his mind was on the deal that was about to take place.
He got out, slammed the door of his Chevy S-10 and sauntered into the greasy truck stop. 'Fucking Canadians,' he thought. Upon entering, he immediately spotted the red hat he was told his contact would be wearing. The mulleted man was clad in a plaid flannel shirt, and appeared to be drunk. There was gravy on the side of his face and his shirt from the double portion of poutine he seemed to be 'enjoying.'
Jerry sat down, dismissing the waitress' offer of coffee. The two eyed each other with obvious disgust. Jerry passed an envelope under the table, which the drunken Canadian awkwardly pocketed, making a show of passing a manila folder across the table. Jerry winced. This was supposed to be a low key operation, and Mountain Crest hired this joker? Fuck. He got up without a word and rolled the fuck out.
Alberta seemed worthy enough for a fuck and some sleep. He quickly phoned an escort service and requested a 'fat black girl' before turning his attention to the manila folder. This was it. He opened the folder and flipped through the enclosed documents. The recipes were there, the disc w/ the graphics and alternative, more "American" titles for the malts.
Huber was going to survive. Fuck Evil Eye. Fuck Camo Silver Ice. Fuck the world! His reverie was interrupted by a knock at the door. Jerry's date had arrived.
Time to bust that nut.
Jerry was on top of the world.
Whether or not he changed the recipe, I don't know. Has anyone done a side by side comparison? This 40 is out and out ridiculous, and really not bad for the price and buzz factor. I have to give this 9 out of 10 swills.
satan165: ok just cracked the rock head its as cold as it can get, nearly frozen
heres a quote from 64s review: "started off wrong i couldnt open the fucking cap i had to put a towl over it and turn it as hard as i could when it finally did open the entire ring came off with the cap no pops or hisss or nothing the torque on the cap must have been 100 pounds"
which is gay & sucks to the fullestof course
its always hard to tell the difference between a 40 that is flat and one whos style is to be not carbonated very much
the #1 quality of an ale is high carbonation
and speaking of teh taste its definatly not that bad
let me do some work on this rockhead and report back
rockhead is rough
i hate these caps cause they are hard to get back on
about 60% done
about 15% left
heres the deal
this is hardly worse tasting
you know all tho i feel drunk right now i dont know if i feel 11% drunk
all in all rockhead and hi test werent tasty 40s