decaturstevo (4624) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is medium toasted malt, some chocolate, and light coffee. The flavor mirrors the nose with a pretty nice finishing chocolate flavor. A bit fizzy and thin but really an ok porter.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid, easy-drinking, inoffensive porter suitable for beer geeks and swill drinkers alike. In make-up, it is similar to a black and tan style beer. Pours a dark brown body with ok head. Easy coffee and light chocolate nose. Smooth, lightly roasted barley flavor with a balanced finish. A mellow porter.
wlminter (15) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head. This one surprised me; Anheuser Busch managed to make a good beer. It tastes like a real porter, if a bit bland. All the elements are there: roasted malts, smoothness, chocolatey finish. A great beer for the price.
Oscbert (964) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Aroma of roasty, chocolate malts, nuts, and a toasty breadiness.
~Dark brown opaque color with ruby highlights. Small off white head with good retention.
~Moderate strong roasted chocolate flavor, with mild coffee, nuts, and some caramel.
~Medium light bodied with moderate carbonation. Roasty finish. Some astringency.
~ Tasty porter. Well made. If it had a different name I’m sure it would get a better rating....
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of mild roast coffee. Amber body with tan head. Mild flavors of chcolate, coffee and roast. Easy on the palate not bad by all means.
drumdude73 (19) - Ames, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I can’t help but think a lot of the comments on this beer are negative because this one comes from AB. If some of these reviews were done with a "blind taste-test", I bet this beer would score higher. Nutty flavor with chocolate tones and good aroma, with a nice finish. I was pretty impresed with this one from AB! Good job!
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a redish brown with a very thin head. Slight aromas of chocolate and brown sugar. Watered down flavor and a very thin body. Not good at all.
joet (2042) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
aromas of sherry and wet cardboard mingle with better roasty cocoa aromas. the oxidized malts are more present on the tongue. slightly spritzy. overall: not recommended.
SHANER4 (442) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle 12oz. - Pored dark brown with thin tan head that faded quickly.
Aroma - roasted chocolate malt and mild coffee scent.
Flavor - Mild chocolate and hazelnut taste. Boring and pretty much what I expected from AB.
Palate - Light/medium bodied beer with below average carbonation. Has roasted malt finish with little aftertaste.
Overall - Drinkable porter with not alot going on. Its ok for any yuppie thinking they’re cool because they are drinking a dark beer, but to any real dark beer drinker this is just subpar!!!!
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours the expected deep brown color with a light tan head. Aromas of roasted malt come through in the nose; to a lesser extent than such classics as Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale, but still respectable. There was also a slight medium crystal malt character. The palate shows more roasted character, along with some balancing bitterness. Overall, an unflawed, but unexciting porter.