Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best I’ve tried from Abita. Could use more body on the mouth feel. Nice dark color with a chocolat taste.
Panzuriel (1429) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black beer appearance, bitter flavor and thin texture. Mostly notable for the cool name. Goes well with salty snacks.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is billed as a brown ale at the restaraunt where I had it on tap, but it is far more porter-like. Big dark chewy malts with cherry, chocolate, and maple syrup on close. It’s rich and sweet - reminds me of Mackeson’s XXX stout - but with just enough bitter accent and almost enough body to hold up the sweetness.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 10, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not great, but drinkable. The head was not half the size of the one in the picture, and it wasn’t quite that dark. I had it on draft. Probably won’t do again, but not bad.
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 (6223) - 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.