boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured deep, almost black, with clear, amber highlights and a thin ring of a head. Aroma is roasty with mostly malt on the nose. Very refreshing and a lot of caramel flavors up front but kind of fell short towards the finish and was a little sour, tangy, and unbalanced.
BillKismet (3989) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This dark brown offering from Weinhard’s has a sweet carmel smell that is mostly pleasant, but for the staleness that accompanies it. This beer tastes like a darker version of macro American pilseners--with it having more of a malty and caramelly sweeteness. This beer is light on the body for a dark beer and is rather one dimensional with no detectable hopping.
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 3/4/09 (Tukwila Trading Co.)-Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and coffee. Taste of the same. This medium to full bodied brew is nice tasting but a bit light. Very drinkable.
Crit (3944) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
coke color, fast fading tan head. Small bead Tinny malt taste
jake65 (3511) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had a nice dark color, but didn’t follow through on taste. Sort of a weak maltiness and a thin taste. On the plus side, it goes down smooth with a decent hop presence in the finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a real nice dark ruby color, short lasting off white head. Dark roasted aroma, slight hint of coffee as well. Smooth drinker, again alot of roastiness in there. Pretty good.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice but forgettable. Pours a dark brown color but does have some red highlights and a small sticky head. The nose is nice, some raosted aromas and some sweet malts as well. Has a bit of a sweetness that is almost cloying on the annoying side, but that fades away with some hoppiness and finishes quite roasted and dry.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red/caramel color. Fair, bubbly head that fades rapidly. Aroma of wheat bread dough and dark corn syrup is not unpleasant, kind of expected. Taste is bland, brown sugar and toast. The body does not back up the aroma; this stuff is quite wet and thin. I've had worse, I guess. At least it is cheap. I got a six pack for $3.50 (2001), it gets style points for that and the cool shaped bottle.
poisoneddwarf (2476) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into mug. Aroma is toasted bread. Pours a reddish dark brown with a medium head with pretty good retention and creamy lace. Taste is very porter-like. It’s sweet with a touch of tang and no bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy. Carbonation is medium. All trace of foam and lace disappear towards the end of the glass, lowering my appearance score. Overall, not too impressive, but it is tasty. If one were to session a dark beer, this would be a perfect candidate.
Reid (2474) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 Ok comes in the weird shaped Henry brown 12 oz bottle, nice handsome blue and gold label.
Nice enough looking beer for one so cheap..its a dark ruby colour when held to the light..small tan head that goes very quickly to be replaced by some good lacing.
I actually liked the aroma of this beer very much caramel and roasted malts are very upfront .
After a good show by the aroma the tatse was a little too thin..yes its pleasant but it isnt very "upfront" yes theres caramel and chocolate flavors.
Pretty average on the tongue,,flavour doesn’t last as long as i would have liked.
Overall its a good cheap beer.