Johny Bootleggers Sing Sing Sour Grape

This is the last of the Johny Bootleggers malt beverages that I received. This is Sing Sing Sour Grape, 12% ABV. This is the same Alcohol by volume percent as all the other flavors that came from Laval Québec Canada. This pours a dark candy purple color. This grape beverage has a fake sweetness of fake grape candy aroma. The taste is similar to its smell. There is a fake sweet, candy grape flavor that is not the worst flavor. I also found that it isn’t sour at all. I don’t know what their Idea of sour is, but that’s not sour. This grape beverage tastes like fake grape candy. The mouthfeel is light. It then finishes with a grape sweetness and not much on the aftertaste. There is a sugary flavor for an aftertaste. This Sing Sing Sour Grape from Johny Bootleggers was not the worst of the three. I give this one a D+. It has more of a fruit flavor to it than the Alcatraz Sour Apple, which had a chemical taste to it. This one is just fake grape candy. That gave it a few points. The best was the Syndicate City Sour Peach. But I wouldn’t rush out for that one or any of these. All of these aren’t the worst I’ve ever had, and I don’t think they are disgusting. They all have a fake flavor to them, and some fake flavors can be okay. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Founders Brewing Co. DKML Imperial Malt Liquor Age in Bourbon Barrels


Picked up Founders Brewing Co. DKML Imperial Malt Liquor, 14.2% ABV at Vintner Wine Market here in Charlotte, NC. This is a Bourbon barrel aged beer is aged in a bourbon barrel and dry-hopped and has corn added. DMKL pours an orange color with a quarter finger white head that fades into a nice halo giving you a strong boozy alcoholic aroma, you definitely can smell whiskey/bourbon on DKML. Taste is strong with flavors of whiskey/bourbon and on the end, you get a big bitter alcoholic note with a warming alcoholic finish and a bitter whiskey aftertaste. If you look past the high ABV.strong alcohol this isn’t a bad beer, I say it’s a C. This beer doesn’t have a lot going on beside the bourbon barrel aging and the 14.2% ABV but those qualities were not too bad. I don’t think this is one that I will come back to anytime soon nor would I recommend it. It was interesting enough. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!