P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 3, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
some chocolatey roast, a little bit of caramel, nothing too special but drinkable.
rcasta (852) - EL SALVADOR - APR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: con el aleman; realmente mi tipo son las que la malta predomina y luego entra el kick de hops - a lo ingles
At Coatepeque, Casta liked it, brown ale- like, almost porter to stout. profile. Surprisingly good!
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer pours a ruby reddish color in the light with a slightly off tannish head and little to no lacing. Aroma is slight hops and a hint of malt, but relatively little there. Flavor is slightly hoppy in the finish, very little in the carbonation and very little in mouthfeel. Not unpleasant but a lot to be desired. Ironically not the dry malty finish I was expecting. Hints of an older stale chocolate. Drinkable but not very palatable.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2003 I actually liked this, especially for a Weinhards. Nothing really outstanding, just more of the same, only darker. A great transitional beer, but nothing to quench the stout lover"s thirst.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Odd beer. It looked good, poured with a very dark amber colour, and came with a nice ivory head; decent lacing with this one. Aroma was difficult to discern; there was an aroma but I could not suss out what it was. Not unpleasant, just ’there’. Taste and mouthfeel were acceptable but not remarkable. Just a so-so beer, but at least drinkable at a proper price.
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I can’t believe Full Sail brewed this beer. Tastes like they took their most bland brew and poured in a dollop of blackstrap molasses. Looks good, nice head, sweet, malty, and no real character. Had no problem pouring the last third down the drain. Life’s too short to drink this brew.
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - APR 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle: pours dark brown with minimal tan head, almost no aroma with slight bit of malt coming through, flavor is not like a dark beer at all, has very little flavor and just a hint of roasted malt, nothing to bad but lacks flavor.
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...
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Actually some real malt apparent in the aroma--amazing for a macro-product...Color a clear brown with a better-than-average macro-head...drizzled lace...Flavor is sufficiently malty to immediately recommend it over 90% of macro-lagers...Hop-top provides bite, along with carbonation that is a bit excessive...finish is slightly dry, slightly tangy...Overall, a very respectable mainstream product at a good price...
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - This beer pours very dark black with a rich white head. The aroma is complex for a lager, although there is that hint of a dive-bar’s carpet smell. The roasted malts and hops are blended quite well. This is a very solid beer if you want something a little less than a porter.