BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with very little tan head. Almost a sweet dark chocolate smell. Somewhat bitter flavor that lingers a bit. Easy on the palate.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A step in the right direction for the Busch family. This porter is watery, not great, but half decent. I wouldn't drink this again, but I applaud Busch for making this. Maybe in ten years he'll make something that makes it into the 3s overall.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly
diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel,
grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly
acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic,
moderately bitter, husky, very unclean. Light to medium body, watery
texture, lively carbonation. Works ok in the nose despite some
graininess, there's even some grapefruity hops in there to make this one
smell like a real American micro. But boy oh boy, when all those grain
husks and unidentified dirt-based life forms hit your tongue, you know
you made a mistake. For all of the consistency efforts that the big
brands sweat over, it's really a shame they're consistently BAD. With
all that money behind them, you'd expect this to AT LEAST be clean
tasting, but it's absolutely horrible...to the point that you want to
use a razor blade to scrape the filth off of your tongue.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown beer with quickly dying thin tan head. Quiet roasted nut aroma. Toasty malt flavor with sharp bitter finish. Hey, not bad for A-B.
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice dark appearance is the one thing going for this beer. Has that dirt taste to it that most lower grade Porters tend to have. Aroma - nothing like a real Porter - edging toward skunky. I’ve had worse...
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not too bad. Especially considering the cheapness that it's made with. Better than any other AB product I have ever had, not that that is saying much. Worth trying if you're broke and want to try a macro attempt at a micro brew.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew poured a creamy head of fine to medium sized light brown bubbles that left a good lacing and a opaque black brown fizzy carbonated body with a roasted malt caramel aroma. It had a slight coffee and caramel flavor.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nutty aroma, great dark color. This black and tan really reminds me of nut brown ales mixed with coffee. Overall, pretty decent.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Porter for the easily offended.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
When poured into my glass, this brew had a small creamy tan head that consisted of medium sized bubbles. There was good lacing with this brew and it had a brown body with fizzy carbonation present. It had a mild coffee aroma to it and a medium bitter flavor that wasn't too bad.