apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark red-brown color. Thick head, decent retention. A metallic finish to this beer keeps me from really liking it despite its fully flavor. Medium hops.
stephen (308) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly roasty. Dark brown. Pretty good but I got a slightly oxidized bottle - bad aftertaste and diminishing flavor.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. Clean smooth taste kind of like a toasted malt flavor. I Would have it again.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smelled like fucking cabbage. Very stout like, malty. Its finish was bland and watery. Its just another "eh" beer. Got better towards the end of the bottle.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
as far as lagers go, this wasn’t so bad. st. pauli girl it ain’t.
i was expecting more oomph given the name, maybe more smokiness or something, but it was fairly bland. i’d take it over a newcastle brown ale.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An interesting effort though undistinguished. As some have said a weak porter is an apt discription, smooth.
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is truly my favorite lager. I know people think it’s too heavy for a lager and certainly too light to be a stout, but this is a great beer. Don’t try to figure out what it is and just drink it. It leaves you with such a nice, slightly sweet flavor, it’s hard to resist. I haven’t had this beer in many months, but it got me started trying beers and good ones at that... It did for beer what the Dead Milkmen did for me in music... not great, but I love it for the transition it allowed me... and I’ll always love it because of that.
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
decent dark lager. roasty malt taste much likr aweak porter.
initially sweet but ends ofn a dry acidic hoppy note.
a well made but unexceptional beer.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark riby color, brown head that is very thin. There is little to no aroma and i find that a bit disapointing. the flavor is surprisingly light and it is very smooth and light in the mouth.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit roasty and not sweet at all. Adequate schwarzbier, but I prefer the Xingu.