kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium dark color, with average head. Nice malty aroma. To me it taste more like a heavy carbinated porter. Little lacking on the finish.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Translucent brown in coloor with a small, quickly dissapating head. AAroma was Sweet and malty, roasty, with a chocolate Back. Flavor was SWEET and malty(too much so even for a stout lover) Something about this beer is wrong, it’s tacky and Fake, Like the Flavorings used in cooking, this beer is an immitation.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Not much aroma, but I do detect a slight, malty sweetness. Medium bodied with hints of chocolate and toffee in the flavor. A very smooth, easy drinking brown ale with good malty flavors.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 I've seen this in some stores and if i knew it was a brown ale I would have tried it long ago, but nothing on the bottle gives a hint of what the hell this beer is, pours a dark maroonish brown with a thin tan head...slight cocoa/nutty aroma...fizzy, unsweet cocoa bitterness, tad bit too fizzy, thicker than a northern english brown ale but much less hoppy than an american brown..a slight bitterly nutty finish
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 The flagship Abita brew, IMO,
and the one I keep comin' back to after
all these years! I'm never
sure quite how to describe
this beer. It's certainly
no porter, but neither is it a
'nut brown' ale. Hmmm,
'brown ale'...well, it's definitely brown
(black, perhaps), and it's an ale.
Super roasty, fairly thin body.
Appropriately hopped and very drinkable.
I think of this as a beer that a
college student would brew on a dare.
Extreme chocolate malt! Fun beer.
I give it a half a point for the name and the ballsy style breaking they've done.
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is one dark beer, but the looks are deceiving. Goes down rather smooth and even a bit light. Went down a bit too easy for a 6+ ABV brew. I think I would go with a 1554 instead of this, but this is the best Abita brew I have sampled thus far.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nearly 2 year old sample and still malty and flavorful. I should have saved a few more!
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t smell too hot, but tastes pretty damn good. It grows on you. Or maybe that’s just the 6.13% ABV....
heykevin (1280) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A fat sweetish funky mess of a beer, with a bit of a sour finish.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers to drink with choclate. Very pleasing aroma and the tast is darkly nutty. Slight toffee finish. The Abita water gives this a very nice flavor and is quite fun to drink.