jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours crimson brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty with hints of chocolate and some hops. Watery and malty with some chocolate and coffee notes. A hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Drinkable.
Deep reddish/black colour with mediumsized brown bubbly head. Aroma is chocolate, malts and some slight hops. Flavour is malts, chocolate and coffee along with some slight hoppy bitterness. Rather tasteful and drinkable beer, which leaves a big dark chocolate aftertaste.
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 Poured from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Dark, opaque reddish-brown with medium beige head. Malty sweet with hints of caramel, toffee, coffee, chocolate and lots of residual roasted barley. One of the only Anheuser Busch products I buy. Sure, itís not quite as rich and complex as some imports and microbrews, but itís a good, dark, all-malt ale and often about $6/6-pack on sale.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into an English Pint. Born on the 349th day of 2009. This one has been in my fridge for a while. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with almost no head. Has a very nice chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Strong coffee taste. Medium bodied with a thin yet creamy texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long coffee finish. Overall, this is a pretty damn good beer. Iím sure if you kept the beer the same but took off the Michelob name and added the name of Sierra, Stone, FFF, CC, Mikkeller or any other brewery known for good beer it would have a much higher rating.
andyhwcinc (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at my cousinís house for his sonís 2nd birthday party. When he gave this to me I was a bit hesitant, but he said it wasnít bad and they do not get many porters in his area. Iíd agree, not bad stuff, kinda thin for a porter but still contains those chocolate malts with a bit of coffee.
mbgrayson (719) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought a six pack on sale for $2.99, couldnít resist price. Pours dark but clear, with a tan head. Aroma is weak and sweet. Taste is sweet and malty. Palate thins out quickly. Drinkable, but nothing to write home about. You get what you pay for....
wlajwl (5777) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Tastes closer to a schwarzbier than a porter, doesnít quite have the edge. Decent for what its worth but could be more malty and complex
gnoff (9569) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle from Total Wines & More, Clearwater, FL. On January 22, 2011
Clear dark brown color, big light brown head. Sweet, malty, chocolate, metallic scent, some apples. Sweet, vinous, raissin, chocolate taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Medium thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
BillWyce (1003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a deep chocolatey-brown with a good-sized tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, slightly light, slightly oily. Smooth chocolate flavor with notes of coffee and a slight fruitiness in the finish. A solid brew. Not outstanding, but FAR better than the usual from A-B.
OTownKnight (38) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle poured into glass. Pours a dark brown/very dark amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of dark roast and chocolate. Has the same characteristics as any other porter. More watery than most Iíve had. It leaves a dark, chocolate aftertaste but the first impression is almost like a generic pale lager. Iím biased towards porters so I gave this one a pretty good rating, but there are better porters out there. 13/20
rougeau13 (2595) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Sweet taste and aroma of roasted coffee. Thin and weak for a porter, but off the charts for a Budweiser product