mitch3499 (45) - APO, California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Taste was ok...looks like a dark, smells like a dark taste like bark...not sure what the problem is with their QC.
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and clean. Hops only kick in towards the end. Decent macrobrew.
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Metallic nose from the bottle and glass. Slight malted chocolate aroma. Clean lager front. Change of malted flavors midway. Finish ended slightly sweet throughout. Easy to drink, light session brew.
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not great, but better than Beck’s Dark. Not much else to be said, really. Still weak for a dark beer, but at least some of the roasted flavor comes through. I’m surprised I liked it, considering how much I dislike regular Heineken.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2002
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
blah. Just.....blah. I emailed heineken asking them who stole the good flavors out of their beer. Well, not really, but someone should. someone should also slap the crack pipe out of whoever’s idea this was. Mediocre at best.
thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2002
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
this isn’t much better than the regular. their is still too much hops in it. way too bitter
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2001
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 When I was younger, so much younger than today,I thought this beer was perfect in every way. Now that times gone by my taste is much matured, It's weak and thin and tastes of soggy cardboard. Help me if you can in getting this down, Half a glass left, I don't want it around.
Help me if you can in getting this down, I'd feel really bad pouring it on the ground
lagerman99 (66) - USA - DEC 6, 2001
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
You can’t drink too many - it’s frutiy and cloying and gets obnoxious after a while - but it’s ok if you’re on the road in an obscure place and a bottle of this seems the best you can do.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2001
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
a little better then than lager, but thin for a dark beer
achtungpv (226) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Should only be considered dark if you consider Red Dog a dark beer. Taken for what it’s worth though, this is a pretty good smooth beer from the European Anhauser-Busch.