Go try it and come back
Honestly, I don't drink much and the first time I ever drank enough alcohol to have an effect was on my 18th. You'll notice when it's affecting you, and you probably won't go and throw up unless you keep drinking past that. If you're already a bit curious without having tried it, I doubt you'll end up utterly senseless as you'll be checking every now and again "how do I feel?".
It's hard to explain. Words aren't very good at expressing changes in your state of mind.
As for taste, well beer is bitter, but it's an acquired taste and I feel myself coming to like it a bit more now. It doesn't have to taste bad, we have more [insert spirit here] and coke combinations than I can think of.
Last edited by A.J10; 30-06-2012 at 01:05.