willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07.21.05 12oz bottle thanks to DaSilky1. Rootbeer brown under fleeting tan head. Aroma is dark wheat toast, some light coffee, dates and nuts. Very nice to sniff, for sure. Flavor is not as explosive and the nose, but still nice light coffee and hozelnut notes, very nutty all around, milk chocolate and toasted coconut. Creamy soft body with just enough eff to cleanse. Wow, even with the high average, I wasn’t expecting this. Thanks, Todd.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After its release from the 12 ounce bottle the beer sets quietly in the glass a unclouded brown with touches of ruby at the edges, the head is a frothy light tan and the size customary, as it erodes, the lace forms a fine blanket to cover the glass. Nose has a bit of caramel, sweet malt and the standard lager crispness. Start has a sweet malt presence, with the top light to medium in feel. Finish has a determined acidity; the hops unremarkable, dry and somewhat sweet aftertaste lingers long, overall a passable beer and one that I find refreshing.
mjg74 (2643) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Casa De Oro Liquor. Pours a dark ruby color. Sweet roasted malty aromas. Slick mouthfeel. Sweet flavors with a fairly dry bitter roasted malty finish. Some burnt coffee beans. Good quality south of the border brew.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 This was the most solid Mexican dark beer i have had cept maybe Casta Morena, but this is a strong contender in my opinion. It could just be because i wasnt expecting it to be good..but there was some nice caramelly chocolate nutty flavors up in this...no lager flavors at all..just a solid, flavorful beer from TJ..I hope this makes its way up here..I had to go down into mexico and find it in a random bar.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle that came in a multi pack. Pours dark from with white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and some nuts. Flavor is caramel, malt, honey and a little nuts. Smooth mouthfeel with nice carbanation. Belt Mexican beer I have had.
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is a light tint of brown with a nice fluffing of head created. Has a full serving of caramel in the aroma. Texture runs thin but still has a light malt sweetness backed with caramel that makes this a quaffable cerveza. A considerable beer thats good.
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep copper, beige head.
Malty, roasted aroma, caramel, chocolate, toffee.
Dry, light to medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty taste, caramel, chocolate, ashes, faint butter, some cardboard.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of FlacoAlto. Aroma is dry, mellow chocolate accented malt. Slightly bready with some faint camael notes and an even fainter sugar/fruit sweetness. Body is a dark amber and the head is a thumb thick and bubly. Said head also fades quickly. some chocolate/caramel malt notes, mild roast notes. Leaves some nutty/toasty flavors in the finish. Light and crisp feel in the mouth and very quaffable.
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Brown pour with some head. Roasty aromas. Flavors were better with more roastiness and some dark fruit flavors. Better than I was expecting.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pleasantly surprised by this one. Kind of a Negra Modelo clone, which I like very much. Some dark roasted maltiness, nutty and molasses-like, very interesting and refreshing.