motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2004
there seemed to be bottles of this at every second pub i visited in the states so i finaly grabbed one. weird licorice allsorts aroms. nice shade of purple, strangely simultaneously seemed caramelly, light-bodied and quite dry. decent, i thought it was a lagery schwarzbier impression but it appears not NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Aroma is malty and sweet with very slight roast notes. Dark brown to black with a decent head. Aroma is smooth chocolate and roasted malts. Nothing outstanding, but always a good beer to quaff. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 One of the better brews from Abita. +++Sampled from a 12 oz bottle the beer poured a dark black color with a large creamy brown head that left good lacing. The aroma was toasty and roasty malts with a hint of chocolate. The flavor was dryish and toasty with notes of wood, cocoa and coffee. The finish was medium length roasty and woody. Moderately full bodied and fairly smooth. Solid. SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2004
I initially was dared to drink this beer and despised it after I tasted it. I then came to appreciate darker beers and tried it again. I love this beer now especially the burnt aftertaste. I drink this now whenever I can find it. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Clear reddish brown body, small and frothy tan head that leaves a nice lasting ring. Light toasty and chocolatey aroma, along with some fresh herbal hops. Tastes about the same... with a bit of creamy texture. Pretty good, for a brown.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Closer to black than brown with thin tan head...smells of toffee and chocolate...tastes malty and smooth with a small hoppy finish...strikes me as having characteristics of a porter not a brown, but whatever...good pizza beer... Gachupines (1252) - USA - AUG 4, 2004
Dark color yet thin taste. Slight burnt coffee taste, but not as thick as the flavors in a stout or porter. Easy to drink, but not exceptional. Used to like this more before I tried some other beers. mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Had this beer for the first time in a great music bar in ’Nawlins. Very easy on the palate. Not outstanding but very decent for an American brown ale. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2004
very nice smell. Hazelnut, coffee, chocolate. Nice Red color, thick head. A very tasty brown ale with tastes of chocolate, malt, candy sugar, some ripe fruits. Finish has a slight taste of hops. Nice smooth brown ale, very nutty, very good. SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2004
inviting nose, some chocolate. very dark amber color with dissipating head. sweat taste up front with a slightly bitter finish. very easy to drink but also not very complex.