slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"better than the standard Michelob of course, but not worth your money anyway. if they’re going to market micro styles and charge us accordingly, let’s stick to the actual microbreweries."
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Retired? Bottle in neighbors cooler. Very thin, malty, but with mild roast notes. Doesn’t do much for me. Very bland.
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle (old notes0-Pours cola like with a decent head. Aroma of malt. Taste of the same along with the typcial pale lager. This light bodied brew was the first dark beer I ever tried.
Cantabrian (882) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smells like white coffee that has been left on the cup overnight. Flavour is nothing, mud, sewage water and brown sugar. NOT retired. The beer is still alive, made in SL, MO.
futre7 (149) - Taipei, TAIWAN - OCT 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Bottle , 7-11 Taipei City .Got some hateful reviews this one. Thoroughly undeserved also. I actually like Michelob and the dark isn’t a bad beer at all. Okay it isn’t a ’real’ dark beer but most of the lagers on the market are false tasting crappy macros. Nose is dark malt with a nice pour and thin head. It has a mild burnt malt taste with a thick malty mouthfeel. In Taiwan it’s 5.2% not 5% so the extra strength means yoiu get your moneys worth.
solidfunk (4491) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2011
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’m rating this on memory because I don’t really want to have to drink another one. I’m gonna second the dirty water comment below - I wouldn’t go so far as to consider it a proper dark, just crappy lager with food colouring.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a lucid coffee brown, nose is like a wet dog and a struck match, tastes like dirty water.
tnkw01 (1186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This one is mostly on memory. This was a favorite of mine back in college. My friends said it tasted like "motor oil". From what I remember it had a burnt toast, coffee type of taste. It was dark it color and I liked it. I guess I’ve always loved dark beer.
ben4321 (4095) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I have almost no recollection of this one at all, but I do have an old rating siting here, so I’ll add it to RB...
Old Rating: Tastes like Michelob but a different color
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Basically tastes exactly the same as the regular Michelob except that you get a hint of dark malts in the aroma and flavor. Still subpar, still better than most A-B products.