Weirdest of all, it's only 26 proof. I have wine as strong as this. What is the point of putting Everclear in something if it will only get you as drunk as a glass of wine? That's it's one strength! If I wanted a mild buzz, I wouldn't be drinking Everclear. That's like putting Christopher Walken in a romantic comedy!
It looks like fucking Grape Drink, is what it looks like. Only not. Because Grape Drink is purple all over, and there's somehow a faint gray tinge for this, or a really dark navy blue. How do you not get grape drink right?
Even Kentucky Gentleman or Riva looked like it might be vaguely distinguished or at least used for purposes other than getting smashed. Even my attempts to make it look classy still look like I am an alcoholic ten-year-old.
It smells kind of like a purple (not grape) Freez-Pop. I'd say that this would make it great for getting your kid drunk (or someone else's kid--I review rotgut for a hobby, I am not going to judge you), but it also smells kind of like really musty cheese underneath the sugary purple flavor. So good for getting a French kid drunk, maybe so you can lecture him on why he thinks he's all that, but he's not all that.
I know that logically, anything with Everclear in it really should just exist for the sole purpose of getting you drunk. But if they're gonna make it wine-strength, I am going to judge it like wine.
At first it really does taste just like a Freez-Pop, but then it gets worse. I logically do not know how. I'm pretty sure you could just add Everlcear to melted Freez-Pops and it would taste better than this. There's not really a burn here, just a really strong musty bitterness. Like bile. My mouth really puckers up whenever I take a sip, and it only tastes good for a fraction of a second. Then, an awful swelling of terrible at the back of my throat, meaning I guess that the addition of Grapedrank has simply expedited the Everclear drinking process.
This is a bad idea even by the standards of people who would willingly mix Kool-Aid and rubbing alcohol.