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. Iíd 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. Letís see if Miller can manage to keep their crappy influence out of the fine line of Weinhard beers now that theyíve 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 (3000) - 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 Weinhardís 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.