ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, - MAY 21, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft: ultra sweet you can taste the sugar cane. Not their best work! Eat lots of tacos.
sseb69 (1621) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
En fût au Los Tabernacos à Playa Del Carmen. Je pensais que c’était la Modelo Obscura mais ça l’air que non. Couleur ambrée assez foncé, mousse mince. Arôme de malt caramel. En bouche, caramel, malt et une finale douce et maltée. Bonne beer.
yespr (33786) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at San Jose del Cabo airport. Pours slight hazy dark brown with a small off-white and creamy head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and vague yeasty. Bitter, dark roasted malty and vague yeasty fruity. Medium dry and bitter finish.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark reddish brown pour, white head, aroma is some vinegar, dark malt, roast. Taste is some biscuit, black roast, slightly vinegary finish.
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - SEP 12, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
dark cristal color, little head, little malty aroma strong steel aroma, no flavor but is fresh and smooth, no taste,
DuffMan (7500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is available in bottles now for a limited time, marketed as "Edition Especial" with a fancy plastic label. Purchased in the mini-market in the plaza near the convention center. Truthfully, I found this identical to Negra Modelo in every respect (I had one right after the other, so I’m pretty set on this). Here is my rating for Negra Modelo: Dark amber, brown sugary aroma. Sweeter palate than the pale lager, a little metallic though. Not bad considering its origins. Ditto for Modelo Obscura.
JFGrind (1892) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
While staying at Barcelo Premium Colonial Resort in the Mayan Riviera this was one of two beers available on draft. The other being Corona. Iced tea appearance, caramel flavor, and the only game in town if you wanted a beer with some color.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bland, slightly sweet aroma. White head, dark amber color. Bittersweet flavor, with some malts. Slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught @ Applebee’s in Mexico. Average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Clear sparkling body with a light dark amber color. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, hint of grass and hay. Over the palate came more toasted malt, hint of butter and again grassy notes. Light bodied with an average carbonation and hint of dry texture. Light sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. Sweet caramel and toasted malty finish. Quit ok beer in the Mexican sun.
Butters (3935) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft while on honeymoon in Cancun. Now after having read the reviews, i agree with DuffMan - This reminded me of Negra Modelo, except not as good. Poured dark amber with good clarity and a thin light-tan head. Caramel, and weak malt flavor. A bit grainy in the aftertaste. Not all that great, but for mexico, this was a treat.