SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and bockish. Sweet malty flavors with a slightly thin, but still satisfying mouthfeel. This more than makes up for Abita’s other mediocre beers.
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, somewhat light beer that goes down easy and tastes pretty good, too.
mojojojo99 (3) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In addition to the inspired name, this is a great beer. Roasty and dark but not nearly as heavy as one would expect. A great pub beer.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a nice dark reddish amber color that formed a nice bubbly light tan head that left some nice lace when it subsided. The aroma was of malt malt and toffee. The flavor was of malt, caramel and toffee. The finish was medium and had a slightly toffee aspect to it. Not a bad beer.
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 Rerate Slightly funky aroma, hints of hair tonic. Deep dark purple appearance, some chocolate notes in the flavor with a decently thick mouthfeel. A good standby here in Louisiana. Original 3.6 Very impressed - quite a complex beer. Nice dark, thick appearance with a thick creamy head. Will definitely purchase again.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I nice beer to drink while sitting in a dark pub chatting among friends.
HighlanderOne (1010) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
With a name like TurboDog I expected something wild and intense. So I was a little disappointed at first taste. It’s OK stuff, decent flavor, a bit thin in texture. A nice beer, but not something I will crave in the future.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent roasted flavor with a smooth finish. A lot of good stout characteristics without the typical heaviness.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This came in a collection of American Craft Beers. For some reason I always assumed it was going to be an American Standard kind of beer. So I was delightfully surprised when I poured and tasted this beer. Very dark brown with a small head. The aroma seemed a little stale to me, but the taste was nice and roasty/nutty. Not my favorite brown ale, but not too bad either.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 Dark brown color, with light brown head. strong aroma of raostiness and smokiness. the taste is wonderfully light compared to the aroma. just a small bit of smokiness blending well with the light bittering hops. the mouthfeel is great, very very smooth, not light but it does not hang around in the mouth for too long. very good beer.