Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby-garnett hue. Burnt chocolate nose. Small sticky tannish head. Very drinkable, smooth, coffee, light chocolate, toffee, caramel...Not much going on, but really drinkable. A great session brew that would compliment any nice cajun dish...hot damn
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 More of a porter than a brown ale. Overload of malt and hop all at the same time. Not a bad beer but you can do better. Good to get your "dog" started! RERATE: What kind of dumb rating was that? But I believe that was one of my first. Appearance is a dark brown with a large head. Flavor is malty with some chocolate and caramel present. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Overall a decent beer but a little thin bodied. This was my first beer that wasnt a BMC product. I will give it some sentimental credit
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort of like a Dunkel-Weisse, sort of like a porter, sort of decent. I liked the chocolate textures balanced with crisp hops but not enough to go crazy over. A bit weak in body.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich dark color, lace is very shorlived. Aroma is very pleasantly malty with some coffee hints, very porter like, but quite weak. Starts much like the aroma, like a weak porter with mediocore coffee/chocolaty malt. A little sourness detracts from the flavor, but not overly so. Nicely balanced by just a touch of hops. Finishes sweet and coffee like. Tastes like a porter that could use some more malt. Still a decent beer, wont go looking fot it again though.
jgb9348 (4773) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great dark brown colour, and no head (but that was probably my fault on the pour). Great sweet smell with some detectable malt in the nose. The taste isn't great, but its got some good qualities. This beer is similar in the mouth to the Purple Haze. Medium-bodied and not overpowering, but not too flavourful. Not the worst beer ever though!
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark reddish-brown body, very small tan head, mild sweet nose. Rather odd flavor; malty, with off-flavors; slightly metallic. Mildly unpleasant.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2003 I cannot imagine how 150 raters managed a 3.36 rating of this. I mean I am a fan of raw green beans, but to drink?? And I love the smell of fresh grass, but to drink?? MY 5 YEAR OLD WOULD LOVE IT (at least she liked the smell).
TheBeerGod (5287) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost a cloudy black. The head is off-white. The initial aroma is slight of malts with a hint of hops. The taste is smooth but thin and weak on the mouthfeel. Like a weaker Guinness. Finishes a little dry but with a light, pleasant sweetness or maltiness.
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2003 Out of the sampler I bought, this is the only Abita beer that's worth a damn. Dark brown. Thick, foamy head initially but mostly diminishing. Smooth palate if a bit thin. Some earthy notes. Clean finish. More like a very light version of a stout than it is a brown ale.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
kind of a watered down bottled stout with more of a kick. good enough to seek out other abita offerings.