Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft 6 oz glass at the A-B tour in St Louis. Black like a stout but little to no head and little body. My wife’s simple assessment: "Dark water." Mother-in-law: "No flavor." I think I might’ve picked up a bit of licorice, but otherwise this doesn’t break out of the Anheuser mold of bland beers. (#3023, 7/15/2007)
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Bier Stube in Moline, IL. Opaque, dark brown with orange highlights. Head was thick, tan, and left a curtain of lace. So far so good. Not much in the way of aroma other than minimal chocolate. Things have started to fall apart. Dry on the tongue with a dominant cardboard-like flavor accented by a hint of roasty malt. Medium bodied, but not a very good oatmeal stout. Too dry, too cardboardy.
thegreenrooster (3501) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Stl microfest. Pour is a dark red with a small tan head. Aroma is super faint with some roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is super watery and flavorless. About as good as a pale lager. Nothing going on with this one. Way to crap on our state mascot.
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice attempt from a beer company I do not like. They are however striving for a better beer and I can totally respect that.
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Had this beer at the Howard Johnsons in the bar thought this was a very good draft. Smelled of choclate not bitter after taste. A very good beer from the tap.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and light chocolate. Flavor is sweet and fairly smooth. Not bad for AB.
JoeinDahlem (1376) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sessionable and inoffensive stout that won’t blow anyone’s mind. The waiter at the restaurant told me this was a new dark lager from a microbrewery in St. Louis. Those people are going to hear a few words from me, if I ever go back there. Interestingly, it does taste like a reasonable dark lager. The fact that it’s actually a stout is funny. I’ll do my best to forget the style and the megabrewery and rate it based on my impressions at the time. It was served too cold, which I mention because the kind of places that serve this to you are likely to do the same. Looks fairly nice, though... pours black with a frothy and reasonably lasting tan head. Aroma, even when warm, was a faint, roasty malt. Flavor brings a very light bitterness with roasted coffee notes. Not much aftertaste of which to speak. Thin MF with average carbonation. Goes down extremely easy. A dark, inoffensive quencher from A-B. Not bad, just boring.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a dark brown color with a decent sized head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is a bit on the weak side. A decent beer for missouri!
zombywoof (457) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2007
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 As good as anything AB does...of course that is a qualified statement. Mild chocolate aroma-roasted malt and paper and watery body. Like Gr8tefulTed, I too had this at Johnny’s Tavern in Overland Park, KS. Not impressed.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Tanners. Poured a blackish dark color with a tan white head. Aroma of malt and hops with a hint of chocolate. Taste is thin but smooth with alcohol notes very present.