gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a pretty average, maybe slightly less than stout. Not too much flavor but no overwhelming chocolate or smoke...just watered down heavy malt.
rougeau13 (2190) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
surprisingly good for budweiser stout, most definitely not a guinness though
halfonit (1227) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the AB Brewery in Merimack NH after taking the tour. Pours black in color. Aroma and taste is basically made up of dusty malts with a little roastiness. Leaves a malt finish. Nothing really special, but it was a decent attempt to a stout by Anheuser Busch.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried this for the first time at Stout’s Irish Pub in Atlanta...
Pours black with a huge creamy white head. Say what you will about the rest of the beer but it looks great. The smell is very lightly roasty and bitter.
The flavor in very atringent. The pleasant creamy bitterness of the big dry stouts is ruined by an unpleasant atringency. Mouth is very creamy and smooth. But the total flavor is not that great. I’ll take a pass on this in the future but it’s not terrible.
mallons72 (184) - livonia, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap Wintergarden Livonia. This is a guinness until the finish - a poor finish. Something is not quite right. Tastes like Guinness out of a dirty tap.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Tap] Pours a dark brown color with a small amount of beige head. Dusty grains in the aroma. The taste is like a muted version of Guinness, as mentioned by other raters. I got some coffee, toffee and burnt caramel notes in there. Light body. Rather high carbonation, but still a dry finish.
Nejhleader (1330) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This reminded me of a lesser version of Guinness. Body was a bit thin, had a slight roast/chocolate/coffee taste. Average brew.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Black in the glass with a creamy off-white head. Subdued aroma of roasted malts. Milk chocolate flavor. Light body, thin, and watery.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a darkish brown with minimal off white head. Nose is light roast and water. Palate is thin. Flavor is light chocolate, water.
Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - SEP 11, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not bad attempt by Budweiser but overall not very good in the stout category.