whartonbrewer (39) - San Franciso, California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great appearance. Malts were roasty and refreshing. Not a lot of depth to the beer, but an average overall stout.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this on tap at the Wintergarden Bar in Livonia, MI. A friend actually got it for me, as it was there beer of the month, and I had never heard of it, but it only took one sip to realize that this wasn’t some small time beer. I think it’s AB’s attempt at competing with Guinness. It certainly looked the part, and in a blind test, I would be lying if I said I could tell them apart. Oh well..
CanIHave4Beers (3198) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Library Bar in Des Moines was democratically selected by an unbiased panel to have the best nachos in Des Moines. I can attest that this is very much true, and that the Nachos are amazing. The quality level of the beer at this tavern has had far less consideration, perhaps they were too focused on Nachos. I freaking love seeing this stuff on tap though, I remember for like three months in 05’ when every bar got it in then immediately took it off tap. There are a rare few pubs that still serve it and well I guess I let nostalgia get the best of me the other day. The stuff pours dark, like any of the other nitro draught stouts, but they couldn’t even get the head right on this stuff not terribly tight, a little too fizzy and way too thin, leaving very little lace. The aroma is faint a little musty but hints at some chocolate notes maybe a little wet hops, maybe I’m just imagining things. The flavor is largely bland and light but there are some nice things happening in the background, certainly some coffee and no doubt some weird burnt notes.
The palate skips right past creamy and dives headfirst into wateriness.
Just another wonderful failed attempt by AB to exploit a particular demographic.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Phia Airport. Poured a nice black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and coffee. Had a weak stout taste. Low carbination and and solid flavors. Not a bad stout but lacks some robustness I was hoping for. Not bad though.
6ROW (405) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black cascading foam pour with 2 finger brown head.aroma of roasted malt with malt coffee taste, harsh hops finish.
Note: at time of tasting i had no idea this was a product of anheuser! we done.
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Heavy blackish brown body with a good amount of solid stout head. Aromas typical of stout-heavily roasted malt, but with some out of place high alcohol notes. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, slightly astringent. Good amount of bittersweet chocolate with a little coffee. A decent stout.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On nitro tap. Poured a black color with a fluffy tan head. The aroma was roasty, with a bit of coffee present. The flavor was roasted malt, coffee and maybe some bitter chocolate.
auderale (605) - Minot, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Celebration Town Tavern in Celebration, Fla. Dark brown colored pour with thick dark brown head. Sweet, roasted malts aroma. Malty, watered, carbonated finish. Very average.
scooterbub (815) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the A-B Colorado Brewery. Pours a dark black with a large tan head that slowly fades. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Is kind of sweet. Similar aroma. Easy to drink and goes down smooth. Overall, not a bad, beer.
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Nitro Tap. I have had 12 different beers today and this is the first one I have yet to rate. Pours the typical Nitro Stout. Rising brown head black body and sheets of lacing. Aroma of vanilla, Chocolate, roast, and leather. Overall the aroma is pretty weak and you have to search for those elements. Taste is vanilla, roast, chocolate, leather and plastic... Very drinkable. Slight burnt hairdryer taste as it warms. Smooth nitro tap mouthfeel as expected.