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The Secret Diaries of Dr. Victor Drankenstein Ch. 16: I guess you say it like “Taboo”?


I’ve been doing these columns for a while now, and it’s becoming clear that the malt liquor industry is having a tough time keeping up with me.  It’s getting really difficult to find new drinks on the shelf, especially when nearly every brand shares so many flavors.  Even with my discerning hobo palate, my review for Watermelon Joose is going to look a lot like one for Watermelon Four Loko.  And even if there were new flavors, the fact that every can in these coolers looks like the lovechild of the Archbishop Don “Magic” Juan and an MMA merchandiser isn’t helping.  It all blends together after a while, you know?  So imagine my surprise when a weekly stop at my favorite corner store, The Rooster (on Detroit in Lakewood a few blocks from the Cleveland border), produced this little beauty.  TauBu Midnite Berry: the can is pretty artfully designed, I’ve never heard of the brand, and the flavor holds at least some small promise of a surprise.  It’s a perfect trifecta.  So with that said, let’s get down to bidness.

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