shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 This was the one of the few choices for dark lagers 15 years ago. Seem nice and strong back then but now there are many other better choices. LIght molasses malt aroma. Dark brown color. Light brown sugar malt flavor. Really not bad for a BMC product. Above average American macrobrew.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle (old notes0-Pours cola like with a decent head. Aroma of malt. Taste of the same along with the typcial pale lager. This light bodied brew was the first dark beer I ever tried.
Cantabrian (676) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smells like white coffee that has been left on the cup overnight. Flavour is nothing, mud, sewage water and brown sugar. NOT retired. The beer is still alive, made in SL, MO.
reebtogi (3713) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that leaves no lacing behind. Aroma is light toasted malts and faint hops. Taste is light toasted malty sweetness with a mild hop bitterness. Not one of the better dark lagers out there, but it is smooth and easy drinking with no off flavors.
bpreo (1315) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I might not be drinking the right beer, or maybe the label was changed, anyways. I am drinking "Michelob Amber Bock Dark Lager". It is pleasant and dark, but hard to escape the big MICHELOB on the label staring at me.
futre7 (123) - Taipei, TAIWAN - OCT 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Bottle , 7-11 Taipei City .Got some hateful reviews this one. Thoroughly undeserved also. I actually like Michelob and the dark isnít a bad beer at all. Okay it isnít a írealí dark beer but most of the lagers on the market are false tasting crappy macros. Nose is dark malt with a nice pour and thin head. It has a mild burnt malt taste with a thick malty mouthfeel. In Taiwan itís 5.2% not 5% so the extra strength means yoiu get your moneys worth.
solidfunk (2594) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iím rating this on memory because I donít really want to have to drink another one. Iím gonna second the dirty water comment below - I wouldnít go so far as to consider it a proper dark, just crappy lager with food colouring.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a lucid coffee brown, nose is like a wet dog and a struck match, tastes like dirty water.
tnkw01 (853) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This one is mostly on memory. This was a favorite of mine back in college. My friends said it tasted like "motor oil". From what I remember it had a burnt toast, coffee type of taste. It was dark it color and I liked it. I guess Iíve always loved dark beer.
ben4321 (3355) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I have almost no recollection of this one at all, but I do have an old rating siting here, so Iíll add it to RB...
Old Rating: Tastes like Michelob but a different color
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Basically tastes exactly the same as the regular Michelob except that you get a hint of dark malts in the aroma and flavor. Still subpar, still better than most A-B products.