obxdude10 (2205) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very very dark brown, brown head that kept pretty well, a malty taste with some slight coffee undertones, great balance because you could still taste the hops very well, excellent dark lager
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have never seen so many bubbles in a beer! The flavor was a letdown. Too carbonated.
Dogbrick (10695) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and malty, but very carbonated. It didn’t exaclty fit with the look and flavor of the beer. Being a fan of dark beers, it was kind of a letdown. As a lager however it had a nice flavor.
NickB99 (6) - USA - MAR 30, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this had an interesting flavor, not something i could have every day, but a good beer.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasty malty aroma. Coffee, earthy, toasty taste with a wet but slightly acidic finish. Refreshing, tastes like a porter.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good for a beer style that I have a mixed opinion of; I seem to enjoy dark beers made in climates usually associated with thin light stuff (i.e. this, Negra Modelo, Lion Stout.)
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This may be one that I’ll have to try again, simply because I only got a little bit. However, due to the reviews by others I’m a little apprehensive.
Flatline99 (36) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers for a stout lover when they don’t have a stout.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2003 (Rerate 2003) While my original tasting notes are consistent I just felt that with more experience it seems a little too thin in body, although the chocolaty flavor does linger well in the aftertaste. Not a bd six pack but I've found some better ones since.
(2001)Dark color, almost black, reddish-brown. The tan head is nothing too impressive, and did not last long, while the carbonation is also fairly low. Nose is not particularly strong, but does reveal signs of hoppiness as well as a sweet, malty toasted aroma. The flavor is predominantly malty with hints of caramel at first. It does wash over the palate a little quickly, which makes you realize that this is actually a lager. There’s also a nice fizzy carbonation to go with the deep flavors. The hops and dryness come into play more around the finish, and the beer rounds out a little coffee-like.