BlackHaddock (4871) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had most of the 946ml bottle at a barbecue in Newport Beach on 14th March 2014. Strange blend really, like a watered down Porter. Thin and dark in looks and texture, some roasted maltiness in both the nose and taste but not a beer I’d rush off and buy. Different but not really interesting. More like Mississippi Overflow than Mud.
ryandetzel (1) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Container made me see it, name made me purchase. Good beer, nothing too great and not for the price.
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle is awesome - too bad the taste wasn’t as impressive. It is lacking the quality of a porter, but much better then a pilsner. Mixture of caramel, bread, and coffee. Pours well with a nice head that disappears rather quickly. Not enough porter - not heavy enough, but too heavy for a pilsner. Taste is fair, almost as it smells but not rich enough to be a porter. Better tasting than a bad pilsner, but not good enough to be a porter. Overall, the bottle is worth the price paid - even without the beer.
skolebara (5) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014 does not count
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle (jug?). Medium sweet, light bitter taste, really watered-down. It even smells like a watery porter. The malty sweetness is there (though just o.k.), but without that salty, pungent hoppy bite from the pilsner I’m expecting, I’m sad. You get what you pay for. Better off getting yuengling’s black & tan. Off the record, will keep jug.
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear black (red in bright sunlight) with a tan head. Aroma is roaated malt, licorice, and very light hops. Flavor is the same with an obvious lager taste. Tastes a little like if you had a "porter lite". Better than a regular light beer for sure.
krumbum (668) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brownish color. Smells nutty and creamy. Taste nutty and smooth with a light hop. Rinses clean.
lukedarock (245) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer, smells aight, but I think the blend of beer is not too bad, nothin out of this world but its coo
Reimer96 (1491) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark brown with a moderate light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and some grassy hops. Flavor is roasted malts, caramel, grass, coffee and light chocolate. Overall the flavor is light and the body is really thin.
Emeister84 (1536) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aromas of mellow roast, light caramel, and subtle hops. Clear, dark ruby with a fading off-white head. Off-dry, metallic, malt-forward with mainly caramel flavors. Light-medium bodied, decently clean.
zickbeer_ye (353) - Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasty coffee and some dark berry notes. Light beige thin head and rusty body. Light berry flavors and a alc burnt rubber taste. Smooth but weird bitterness on the palate.