Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the darkest Weinhards has? A little disappointing on the coloring, but still a pretty good brew. I’d still take a Full Sail Porter over this though...
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice balance in the malt and hop influence and the smooth finish, nice frothy head that lasted
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good dark brew. Some coffee / chocolate flavor notes from roasted malts, mild but nice hops flavors and complex notes. A very nice entry from Blitz-Weinhard. Let’s see if Miller can manage to keep their crappy influence out of the fine line of Weinhard beers now that they’ve gained control of this classic American brand.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty damn dark. But good.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This dark brown offering from Weinhard’s has a sweet carmel smell that is mostly pleasant, but for the staleness that accompanies it. This beer tastes like a darker version of macro American pilseners--with it having more of a malty and caramelly sweeteness. This beer is light on the body for a dark beer and is rather one dimensional with no detectable hopping.