joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Maybe I should not rate this one, but this was the tough one on the round the world at the chimes. Can not remember well enough to rate acuratly, tasted to me like brewed decaying leaves.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour, small tan head. Aroma is sweet, flavor follows with too much sweetness and not much else.
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
very similar to a stout.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, bitter malt smell. Mildly sweet, but the primary element of this beer is that it is pretty watery. As implied in the commercial description, however, the best part about this beer is the textural experience. The beer doesn’t taste creamy, it feels creamy. Little blitters of carbonation keep it festive while this stuff coats your mouth like pepto-bismol. Overall, however, this beer is just too lacking in flavors to make it more than an average beer.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like cider. Not incredibly flavorful, is very smooth with a dark tan head.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bitter. Not too sweet. Just right.
Bearboy (5) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
How black can a beer get? This tests the limits.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a plesant surprise. Very Smoooove, with a sweetish chocolatey flavor. Maybe a touch thin on the finish, but all in all a pretty good beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very weird/interesting brew that is somewhat true to its style. The aroma is of honeydew and cantaloupe with a touch of Belgian yeast. Silky mouthfeel seems somewhat watery for a dark beer, but manages to coat my throat. There is little hop presence, but the malt is refined and subtle. The finish is slightly roasted and dry. A must try for the true beer connoisseur. I never would’ve guessed this came from Brazil.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had two over a period of time. Very impressed the first time, not so the next. Not sure if the "exotic" nature of having a Brazilian beer gave it more points the first time or not. Roasty, low carbonation (though I see that one rater said high?)Fairly pleasant brew, but I’m not the biggest stout fan.