fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 29, 2001
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very nice brown color, light lacey head. Smells very similar to regular Beckís. Tastes very fuzzy, but there isnít much complexity, a very slight burnt nuttyness. Not terrible, but there is other beer out there.
vanabbema99 (13) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of those beers that confuses me. I seem to keep drinking it (itís one of the few darker beers available to me at the closest drug store to my house)but it isnít like Iím in love with it or anything. Enjoyable, but there seems to be some strange almost burnty/medicine aftertaste to it that bothers me. Hmm. Iíll probably keep drinking it though.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2001
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 22, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not too impressive. Deep, darkm cherry red with a nice off-white head. Slightly nutty taste and aroma, without much other taste. The aftertaste is what ruins this beer: grainy, and off-tasting. Otherise, not bad, just not very good.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There is a Chicago bar (Gentry on State) that I go to on Friday nights for social reasons -- certainly not for the beer selection (they have nothing on tap). Nonetheless, I look forward all day to my two bottles of Beckís Dark, and although itís hardly the worldís greatest beer, those two bottles do not disappoint. Positive associations, as muzzlehatch has pointed out, count for a lot.
canary dog (701) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 3, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad little beer to while away an early autumn night. Smooth and not to filling. Regular Becks with a dash of malt character.
fraternie (916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted like the regular Beckís to me with a little bit more thickness. Not so great.
JBowz99 (26) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At least itís better than the regular Beckís.
joet (2408) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 9, 2001
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The sorriest attempt at repackaging Iíve ever seen. Comparable to Michelob.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20