CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, but not opaque, with a thin tan head. Slighty bitter with a roasted aroma. It has characteristics of a macrobrew in its flavor profile. Kinda thin for a porter and it has a rather dull finish. Not a bad beer, but nothing I would seek out to purchase again.
GeekedOut (22) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable for the price. Would buy again.
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad but not great. A mix between traditional and porter. Personally i like either of those better but its always good for a switch.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2002
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Stale odor-stale taste. Head is foamless and flat. Thin
taste, no malt flavor, no hops to mention either. What are
people who say that this is better than Saranac thinking?
This beer tastes like a Buttwiper (budweiser) that has been
injected with coloration and artificial flavors. In fact, I would
rather drink a buttwiper than this beer. What a crappy beer.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is good before you look at the bill, but even better after. A three dollar pitcher!!! There is a god. The caramel isn’t really that strong, and it leaves one with a dry mouth. Has a smoky head to it, and a nice aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2005 Bottle... Very dark brew with a large, fizzy, khaki head… clear and caramel-colored when held up to bright light. Chocolate and hickory notes in the aroma. Well-balanced, lightly bitter flavor. Otherwise, bland and non-descript. Light to medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes crisp, clean and then dry.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yuengling has a really neat background. It used to be at one time considered a working class beer, then as time went on it lost that and became a beer for upper and middle class, this is a wonderful tasting brew! It has a smokey caramel taste to it, and a nice dry finish. I will drink this beer again.
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
one of the better already made black and tan products yo can buy
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice combination of their porter and premium beer. Smooth.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like it. I guess I may think that it is better because Yuengling is unavailable in WV, but I think that I weighed that fairly in my rating.