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Old 02-02-2007, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default Evil Eye Malt Liquor--10% ABV

I came across this 40 earlier today in our on-base package store. It was nestled amongst the other usual suspects.....Hurricane, OE, etc. This one, however, proudly boasts it's alcohol content as a whopping 10% BV. For $1.90, who could pass it up?

I was originally planning to do a "Steve, Don't Eat It" style review for you guys tomorrow, but it dawned on me that I have stuff to do Saturday. So it might have to wait until Saturday night. Until then, here's some good reading:

http://www.ratebeer.com/Brewers/Beer/Beer-Reviews-40239.htm

And from the 40oz specialists:

http://www.40ozmaltliquor.com/archive/evileye.html

I was just pondering what cigar to pair with it. I should have picked up some of those pineapple flavored White Owls......

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Old 02-02-2007, 04:24 AM   #2
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Central Florida has a piss-poor selection of ghetto malt brew. Therefore, anytime I venture out of state I check the coolers (of course I look for micro too). Recently I picked up a 24oz can of Evil Eye and a 24oz can of Camo (9% maybe).

Though the alcohol is higher in EE, I find Steel Reserve has a much better taste. Although I would still give it another try if I even come across it again.

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For the Superbowl tomorrow, the beveredge of choice will be 40's of Old English. Two of my friends got into a bet: Broncos fan bet Raiders fan a case of 40's that the Raiders wouldn't win 4 games this season.

Those 40's are going to taste GOOD!!!

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For the Superbowl tomorrow, the beveredge of choice will be 40's of Old English. Two of my friends got into a bet: Broncos fan bet Raiders fan a case of 40's that the Raiders wouldn't win 4 games this season.

Those 40's are going to taste GOOD!!!
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For the Superbowl tomorrow, the beveredge of choice will be 40's of Old English. Two of my friends got into a bet: Broncos fan bet Raiders fan a case of 40's that the Raiders wouldn't win 4 games this season.

Those 40's are going to taste GOOD!!!

You're going to feel silly making all that food and stuff, only to find you're a day early.....
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So, I finally got up the nerve to drink this thing tonight.

Of course I'm drinking it straight outta tha bottle. Why? Because for one, I've learned a lesson: You do not want to experience the aroma in a beer like this. Secondly, they don't make a paper bag that fits a pint glass. In my home, straight from the bottle is the appropriate way to enjoy your 40.

I very cautiously put the bottle to my lips and tipped it back. I was met with a cloying sweetness that while nasty, does an admirable job of disguising the 10%ABV. This beer has a surprisingly heavy, slick mouthfeel, and isn't as carbonated as your average BMC fizz water. It leaves a strange feeling on the tongue, like Sweet N Low.

I'm about halfway through the bottle now, and I keep forgetting where I left off. If it wasn't so gnarly-sweet, it would be almost enjoyable. More than anything, it's making me want to take a nap. Luckily, the cigar I chose to pair with this beverage is worth staying up for.....an Ashton Virgin Sun Grown (VSG). I believe I just heard Don Arturo Fuente flop over in his grave in disgust. But I digress.

As I press forward with this review, I realize something.....this stuff would be OK if i wasn't actually concentrating on it. I mean, it sucks, but I've had worse. The buzz definitely takes my mind off the bad flavor. I'm really wanting to brush my teeth.

As it warms, the complex character of this brew is beginning to show. And it's not good. It wouldn't have killed them to put some friggin' hops in it. For some reason it makes me think of those sugarless candies that while they taste really good, they're laced with something like Teflon and cause unexpected and completely inadvertant pants-crapping.

Screw this.....my fingers don't feel right and I'm not entirely positive I'm going to be able to stand up. In summary, if your idea of a fun night is to pass out on the toilet, Evil Eye is your kind of beverage.

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For the Superbowl tomorrow, the beveredge of choice will be 40's of Old English. Two of my friends got into a bet: Broncos fan bet Raiders fan a case of 40's that the Raiders wouldn't win 4 games this season.

Those 40's are going to taste GOOD!!!
Proof once again that Raider fan isn't the sharpest pencil in the box.
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