jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 I really like the bottle, genious marketing. The beer, while nectar-y and sweet, could use some improvement. This would definately be better classified as a porter. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it though...
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cool bottle. Lagerey and watery . Cool bottle.Better than Miller. Cool bottle.
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep claret color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is slightly malty and sweet. A light bodied “Porter”. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter. Tastes a little like a slightly flat coke with a dry finish. It not bad, I’ve had a lot worse, but there really isn’t anything to this beer. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. I imagine that the bottle is a bigger attraction than the beer inside.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sure, I was suckered in by the bottle and the name too. Poured a fizzy cola brown. Tasted like fizzy, watered down Guinness. Not horrible, but not all that great.
hershiser2 (1814) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice bottle, yea, let me try one of those. Wow, this bottle's a keeper... ahhh.
Oh it pours decent, nice look. Smell's OK, kinda riddled with roasted something.
Tastes a bit thin and watery. Hmm, I expected more.
I suppose it's drinkable. Buy one, at least so you have a nice looking bottle to add to your collection.
hopscotch (10528) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sparkling clear, deep amber beer with burnt orange highlights. Huge, frothy, off-white head. Great retention with ink-blot lacework.
The nose is soapy with lesser notes of chocolate, maple syrup and toffee.
Malty, sweet flavor with hints of dates and cocoa. Astringent and moderately bitter. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Short, sweet, then dry finish. Cool jug! Average beer.
SpringsLicker (3380) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the best black and tan out there and a long way from a Porter. I thought that the name implied something with some body to it and this was lacking. Very drinkable for those who haven't crossed into the realm of serious beers and I'm sure the neat bottle and label insure decent sales. Too mainstream for me.
thedm (5423) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This interesting jug of brew pours a medium sized head of fine to mediumn sized off-white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lace and a transparent light brown colored softly carbonated body. It has a mild malt hop brown beer aroma. The mouthfeel is thin and smooth from start to finish with a mild caramel malt brown beer flavor.
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was looking forward to trying this beer, but it was sooooo disappointing. The best thing this beer has going for it is the jug. This beer was extremely watery and thin and oh soooo boring. It formed a small sized off-white head that was creamy and smooth with fine-large sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was transparent and very carbonated with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was malty and caramel. The flavor was sweet, malty and caramel. The mouthfeel was smooth, and very watery and thin. This was a light bodied beer with average amounts of lacing on the sides of my glass.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Very strong molasses aroma. Flavor is very sweet. A little chocolate/coffee, but for the most part, very bland. Very little hop flavor. Very little carbonation. Thin and watery. Nothing offensive, but not that good.