krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
i passed this one up quite a few times owing to itís unappealing packaging. but thats not really relevant, nor is all this fuss about what KIND of beer itís supposed to be. if i may quote the man, michael jackson, just to add additional ambiguity, itís íalong the lines of an altbierí. whatever, i just drink íem. from this uninspired bottle came a beverage brown as old furniture (pantone 181), and that was a nice surprise. and while the head expired immediately, the sweet malts spoke eloquently of peat, maduro cigars, carmelizing maple and cola. my several six packs (not all in one night) have all tended to be somewhat thin bodied however, not to say flat. itís pleasingly sweet. so: alt, porter, marzen, or extra dry dadís rootbeer, i donít care, itís good. maybe not íturboí good, but pretty good.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have some confusion in pinning this one down. My initial thoughts are a pretty poorly weighted porter but I could also lead towards an extra roasted brown ale. Nothing great in my book, thin on the palate, while the bubble gum fruity esters also seem a little misplaced. Not a bad 6-pack, but not something Iíll be buying again.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Friends told me to try it, and I wasnít terribly impressed.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - FEB 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Abita describes this as a brown ale with a little extra kick, but it crosses over into porter territory. Possibly my favorite local beer still available. Also good for cooking.
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 12, 2002
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Black with light tan foam quicker than Minute Rice, this belches up boiled carrots mixed with light caramel hues. Iím almost afraid to drink this... Well the sweet, roasty flavors are actually pretty good and the heavy-medium, medium effervescent body is quaffable. Not much back end. This is probably a light stout.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had this on tap and from bottle. on tap it was thicker, a fuller mouthfeel, very slightly burnt malt flavor - towards porter territory maybe, had some sweetness, but not overwhelming. went very well with spicy food. In the bottle, it was just average. Both had a very clean finish - not much aftertaste. I think I would only have it again with food.
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Some friends brought this back from New Orleans for me to try. Not great, but send more! I have to say that any beer with ídogí in itís name is bound to get you somehow, but this one didnít do anything naughty. Great for those workiing on a beer list, not worth much more.
papaski99 (11) - USA - FEB 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a slightly dark brew with a very rich flavor, chocolately aftertaste is pleasant and this dog definetey has bite!
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Read glowing reviews, was slightly disappointed---maybe my bottles were old---basic porter.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very easy to drink. Lacking a great aroma or really any hop finish. Nice chocolate taste though. Definitely worth getting again.