JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An incredibly thick beer tha rivals guiness, this chocolaty beer takes a while to drink but is certainly enjoyable. A slight cedar-tasting sensation mixed with the traditional abita carmel flavor makes this candy of a beer a great appertif to a spicy dinner. Do try and enjoy one of Abita’s most famous beers, served year round unlike its seasonal line.
Indra (2604) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 12oz. bottle. Lightly sweet, roasty, grainy malt aroma, some caramel and dark breadiness with hints of chocolate here and there and some faint butterscotch. Deep, dark red-brown color with a fine, lasting, tan head. Flavor is roasty, lightly tangy and bitter to start, developing more caramel and toffee before a gently sweet, spicy, peppery finish. Well carbonated palate with a medium body. Draught version benefits somewhat due to the cohesion of flavors and added smoothness.
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Is this a brown ale? I have seen this catagorized as a porter, too. Pretty smooth, with a wierd aftertaste. Good, not great.
djbuddha (90) - Many, Louisiana, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found a place that has 3 Abita products. I’ve already tried the Purple Haze and enjoyed it, so I decided to pick this one up for this paycheck. Since I’m fairly new to beer, this will be my first experience with a brown ale. I can say that I do enjoy it. The smell is great and it goes down extremely smooth. A very good beer, IMO.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good looking, smooth, easy drinking ale. I had this on draft right after drinking a Purple Haze (also quite good) from the same brewer. These guys know how to brew good beer.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Isn’t this a bit fizzy for a brown ale? Casta Morena kicks Turbo Dog’s ass, having had them side by side. This Abita’s better than their Bock, but still isn’t anything to write home about. New Orleans, (as Clinton would say) ’Ah feeyul yer payeen’ for having to drink this crap.
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really quite good. Samustdog is right about the aftertaste. Good overall.
samustdog (73) - USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strange aftertaste, but overall a very satisfying Ale.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - MAY 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 Very good. The chocalate malts stand out well. This stuff is damn drinkable and it beats most stouts I’ve tried. I wish more brewerys were exploring the different incarnations of brown ale.
Illini99 (9) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inconsistent. Have had it at the brewery and their restaurant and it was excellent. Off the shelf it wasn’t quite so good. Can have a strong caramel taste.