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Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire

15 Mar

Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire

 

Oh man. I have to say, I am pretty happy with what just went in my mouth. There is the slight hint of Jack Daniels that keeps it from tasting like a drinkable Big Red. Not that I am against that, as stated in my previous cinnamon death match. I like spicy cinnamon but the taste of something else gives this a little more depth than you you expect. I won’t say they go hand in hand, but they do work together. I rate it a CHUG, especially if you’re a fan of that specific Jack Daniels flavor. 70 Proof

Joose Deathmatch

4 Feb

Joose

 

I’m sure the last time you walked into a gas station you thought “Gee, what is up with these new 90’s tattoo looking Four Loko ripoffs? I mean, how is any self respecting hobo supposed to choose from all four choices? Who can solve this conundrum?!” That’s where I come in, your black night in a vagabond shopping cart. I bought all four flavors at my local gas station and tried them just for you!

Pretty self explanatory, I tried each one and rated it. I also included bonus ratings from a secondary source who is also an idiot.

Peach Margarita – Margarita? No. Peach? Yes. The peach is strong with this, which is yummy but very sweet and one note. Might be good mixed with tea.

Hurricane – Ew. Like watered down gummy bears. Offensively unflavorful.

Spicy Mango Margarita – Fruity but not as overwhelming or sweet as Peach. Very slight spicy kick at the end. Has a bit of complexity to drink a whole can easily.

Screwdriver – More citrusy than orangey, but well balance. Bit of tartness from the citrus which helps make is interesting.

My personal ranking is Spicy Mango, Screwdriver, Peach, then Hurricane.

My room mate preferred Peach, Screwdriver, Hurricane, then Spicy Mango. He thought the Peach’s flavor was good enough to make it drinkable but wasn’t a fan of the Spicy Mango so it may be a love it or hate it type deal.

So, go out and try these. As long as you don’t try the Hurricane.

Crown Royal Regal Apple

26 Nov

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This post stared as most of my posts do, all thanks to the grumpy ABC lady. She often probes my weakness for booze by offering whatever new mini bottles they have at the moment. I realistically did not hold great hope for an apple flavored whiskey.

It turns out my fears were unfounded. The initial hit of slightly sour apple flavoring really mingles well with the whiskey finish. The caramel and vanilla notes really play well with the apple and while the apple is very overwhelming and artificial it somehow works if you like that sort of apple flavor. I can’t help thinking this would work really well with a cinnamon chaser or mixed into apple cider? Either way it is perfect for this season and I rate it a decided CHUG!

Taco Bell Breakfast

27 Mar

Lately Taco Bell has been reading my blog and trying to crack me. First with cheap delicious Grillers, now Waffle Tacos. Well Taco Bell, you win. Because this spread for under $8 is a pure win.

Taco Bell Breakfast Spread

I have to admit, I did commit the cardinal sin of the Bell and forgot to ask for sauce. I think a few of these would have benefited from a squirt or two of verde sauce or even hot. Regardless, I ate them for you, and didn’t hate it.

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A.M. Crunchwrap Bacon ($2.49): We have a giant hash brown, scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. I think American cheese would’ve been a better fit, but who am I to judge? It was pretty good; I really liked that the bacon were little pieces distributed throughout. 

Sausageflatbread

Sausage Flatbread Melt ($1.00): This was a little dry, but for $1 it ain’t bad. I feel like they should’ve spiced things up with some grilled peppers and onions but with a little sriracha it was perfectly acceptable.

waffletaco

Waffle Taco Sausage ($1.99): This was the most exciting thing for me in the bag, but I felt it slightly missed it’s mark. The waffle was slightly greasy, which makes me a hypocrite because I couldn’t care less whether a biscuit was greasy. I wasn’t expecting it here though, and it was a little gross. The waffle itself was pretty decent, but I found myself wishing it were slightly sweeter and the sausage was slightly spicier. It was worth trying, and I could see myself getting it again. I just felt this was such a great idea that fell a little flat.

CinnabonDelights

Cinnabon Delights (4 ct $1.59): These things are freaking delicious! The are cinnamon sugar covered dough balls filled with cream cheese laced Cinnabon frosting.

This isn’t my favorite breakfast. If I were driving down the road with my bff, I would stop at Hardees or Bojangles because I’m a biscuit slut. If those weren’t to be found then Chickfila. If my bff who hates biscuits threw a bitch fit, I would probably suggest Taco Bell. There’s definitely more than a pinch of novelty here, but for the most part it works and is edible and even enjoyable.

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Pinnacle Salted Caramel

19 Feb

Salted Caramel Pinnacle

I have pretty warm feelings about this vodka. It’s got tons of caramel flavor without being too sweet and syrupy, but also has a pronounced burn. It almost feels like I’m drinking a coffee flavoring that will get me deliciously drunk. As a matter of fact, if you slip this in your coffee I won’t judge.

It’s New Years [ed. note: well, it was] and something has to get you through that bubbling hangover brought on by cheap carbonated wine. Also I am declaring today National Mimosa Day due to the hoards of discounted “champagne” being offered at your local grocer. Someone send the memo to Obama.

Pinnacle Whipped

7 Feb

Pinnacle Whipped

 

It shocked me that I hadn’t reviewed this vodka before because I have damn sure drank it. I thought I loved this vodka! And then I tried it warm with other vodkas as the warm up acts and let me tell you: some of it’s charm dissipated. What I always took as a smooth and flavored shot quickly revealed itself to be an overly sweet sugar bomb that is best relegated to a one night stand rather than a long term relationship. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of people who need these types of sugar levels to handle a shot. I take no issue with that. I personally would rather get a cheaper alternative (BURNETTS MOTHERFUCKER) or use it to sweeten another drink (think hot chocolate.)  This will get a CHUG but beware it’s cloying sweetness.