hopscotch (8214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours very dark and sits almost black in the glass. Its crystal clear crimson hue is only revealed when held up to the Sun. Mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. The aroma holds back notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee and light diacetyl until the brew warms to room temperature. Medium-bodied and milky with gentle carbonation. Well-balanced, but fairly bland with a muted mocha flavor. Tilts just a whisker toward the sweet side of balance. Finishes chocolaty and bittersweet. A pleasant surprise, actually. A bit underrated. Probably more like a nut brown than a porter, but itís a nice little beer.
Beergeek23322 (419) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
December 2009. From bottle. Pours very dark brown with a short tan head. Some roasted malt characteristics, chocolate, but too watery to really be good.
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Possibly the worst porter on earth. They get points for giving it a go though. Far too sweet.
TheJester (1460) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 mL bottle. Not a bad intro to the style. No head, and a little thin, but the flavour is decent, if a little one-dimensional. A little sweet up front - could use a touch of roast.
edgallow (1083) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is malt and a bit of sweet chocolate. Taste is the same with a hint of coffee
Patrickctenchi (1677) - columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish brown, clear...small light tan head. Nose is cola and chocolate. Decent chocolate taste, fairly sweet, itís easily drinkable and a bargain to boot. Itís REALLY not bad, actually , considering itís a macro from a giant corporation...I think it deserves a good rating for just that reason. Iíd keep a six around for kicks. Above average offering from A-B...
jcweaver (697) - 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 (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (1382) - 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 (1135) - 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 (433) - 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....