Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice porter, even though a bit light. There’s enough flavor to sustain interest, but it won’t get in the way of food.
CakeBoy99 (2) - USA - NOV 29, 2001 does not count
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tried it because of the interesting name. I would buy it again, if the dipstick on my car were reading low.
achtungpv (210) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty good beer for Louisiana.
ahunter599 (6) - Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2001 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little lighter than I had expected, after reading so much about it. I had to drive to Virginia to try it, but it was worth it. Nice mix of flavors, but I think I was expecting more, given the hype surrounding this beer.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 2, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally available in California, this cult beer is really quite tasty. Sweet chocolate aroma with a bit of bread. Medium-light body with terrific chocolate, yeast, toffee and very mild roast characterists. Malty but with a dry finish. Definitely a winner and a fine session beer.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Abita Turbo Dog lists itself as a ’dark ale’. It’s not quite up to porter intensity or stength but that’s OK because its slightly more easygoing personality is great with old fashoined Louisiana food. Great choice for the Sunday barbecuer; slightly sweet, yet chewy texture. Good beer to enjoy in multiples.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2001
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty thin. Nice color. Darker than I expected. Flavor could use some improvement.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 This is an ale? I found it to be rather schwarzbier like. Chocolatey with a little spice and maybe even some licorice. Fairly German. Its mild and clean qualities esp made me think it was a lager (or at least lagered). Fairly light-bodied and almost watery - but not really. But it doesn't have the mouthfeel of porter or stout. Perhaps some hints of metallic flavors...similar to Dixie Blackened Voodoo. Re-rate with higher numbers, and the funny thing is I still think of it as a light schwarzbier, oscura, dunkel or other dark German lager. My notes from the session: Brown with red, til its almost purple. Full foamy head. Mild notes of cocoa, caramel and weak coffee in the nose. Pleasing cocoa/coffee flavor with dry clean finish. This is a pretty nice oscura. Easy drinking.
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.