Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Re-Rate 10/21/02: The beer pours a nubilous blackberry red, the head is moderate in size, creamy, light chocolate brown, the lace glutinous and long lasting. Nose is malt, sweet, molasses like tones, coffeeish. Front is overbearingly sweet, the top has a light mouthfeel, the finish is unsubstanially hopped, very light carbonation, the aftertaste malt and quite dry. ’Cadaverously thin’, which sums it up for me. Ranks #867 on my current 1000 beer master list.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
About as dark in color as a beer can get. Fairly thin and carbonated on the palate. Has a curious, "sweet soda" flavor to it. Sugary coffee flavors exude, with a little burntness too. Very mild hops. Sort of like a light-bodied stout. Finishes clean. Interesting in its simplicity.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black hue. Tannish head. Licorice and burnt caramel nose. Very sweet all the way through. Vey thin, light bodied, moderate carbonation. Sweetened black coffee is about all i can say.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small, thick brown head, lots of lace. Rather weak, slightly off aroma, but flavor is better. First impression is a mild porter. Weak carbonation, a bit light on the hops and less body than the appearance suggests, but still not too sweet, although it’s hard to pin down the flavors other than coffee. This is a good beer but not a great one.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned and mine said 5% ABV. Opaque red brown under a mediun size, reasonably long lasting mid-brown head. Faint roasted malt , coffee and methanol aroma. Medium body with flat cola softdrink type palate. Moderately sweet and fruity roasted malt, coffee and mild bitter flavours. Weaker sweet finish and faint coffee aftertaste.
notalush (4457) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was drawn to this beer by its odd name, and the fact that I’d never had a beer from Brazil before. The aroma is surprisingly sweet, almost fruity, which is also what it present in the initial flavor. This flavor disipates quickly but leaves a nice, lingering coffee-ness on the tongue. Overall, however, this beer tastes like it’s supposed to be a stout, but they left certain things out. Nice, but not something I’ll spend two and change a bottle for ever again.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was surprised at how good this beer was. the Black brew is topped with a thick brown head that leaves plenty of lace. the aroma is strong with chocolate and coffee. the flavor is sweet and malty quickly turning chocolatey and coffee like.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as coal, no head (an old beer maybe?). Thin, watery, but a nice chocolate/coffee bitter flavor with a little port in the background. Not bad, not great.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet coffee and chocolate aroma. Deep brown, hint of red, medium cappuccino head. Liquorice, coffee, roasted malts flavour, nicely bitter, gets better as it warms up. Creamy, smooth, almost a sweet stout. A big bottle but tastey.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black color with a nice tan head. Very thin mouthfeel with little flavor. Some maltiness comes through, but no hops evident. This is an easy drinking lager, not bad at all.