Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reminds me most of a black beer-style lager. Pretty thin and a little sweet, a good choice if you want something a little on the dark side, but still a light body.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolatey yet not rich -- tasted like a combination of a porter and a mild brown ale -- very weak in body, but a nice brew to start a meal, eat a meal and close the night with. A must try. Cheers!
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poor brewery is so hit and miss even within one product that it is hard to get excited about ordering one in the local because you are afraid of what you will get. When they are on, they are on.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty front with a clean toffeish finish. Lack of any complex character. I have been told that it is an excellent ingredient in any barbecue sauce such as Rasta Joes.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 7, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delightful. Very tasty. Rich and malty. Medium mouthfeel, very much like a porter. I am seriously reconsidering my favorite style of beer after drinking this.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 7, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very porter-like. Deep, dark cherry red with creamy head and a hoppy, chocolatey nose. Flavor consists primarily of chocolate while slightly earthy, roasty, and yeasty. Call me crazy, but I liked this better than Sam Smith’s Taddy Porter.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nifty brew for everyday drinking; you won’t go wrong with a six-pack. Not an extreme beer, just a friendly and approachable one, and an excellent bridge from the mass market to the esoteric. Much like Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager in that respect.
drs (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2001
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little watery, but not bad. The flavor is there, but the aroma is lacking.
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2001
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This more porter ’an stout is very nice. Not as deeply flavored as stouts but extremly well balanced as a porter. Just a grab in a mixed pack at the market. I will get the rest of that sixer.
Beer Lover (23) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very impressive, soft chocolatey brown ale. This beer is a classic in my opinion. The nose is nice and malty, with big sweet malt and chocolate malt aromas. The palate is soft with more chocolate malt flavor, and a touch of coffee. Turbo Dog finishes with more chocolate malt goodness. This is a very malt accented beer. Goes great with desert.