RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.81%
A dark lager with the color of a stout, yet none of the bitterness. Brewed from a rich blend of six malts and Cascade, Cluster and Mt. Hood hops, for a uniquely smooth taste.
Availability: October through March.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 3, 2002
some chocolatey roast, a little bit of caramel, nothing too special but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rcasta (860) - EL SALVADOR - APR 17, 2009
Bottle: con el aleman; realmente mi tipo son las que la malta predomina y luego entra el kick de hops - a lo ingles At Coatepeque, Casta liked it, brown ale- like, almost porter to stout. profile. Surprisingly good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2007
This beer pours a ruby reddish color in the light with a slightly off tannish head and little to no lacing. Aroma is slight hops and a hint of malt, but relatively little there. Flavor is slightly hoppy in the finish, very little in the carbonation and very little in mouthfeel. Not unpleasant but a lot to be desired. Ironically not the dry malty finish I was expecting. Hints of an older stale chocolate. Drinkable but not very palatable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2003 I actually liked this, especially for a Weinhards. Nothing really outstanding, just more of the same, only darker. A great transitional beer, but nothing to quench the stout lover"s thirst.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Odd beer. It looked good, poured with a very dark amber colour, and came with a nice ivory head; decent lacing with this one. Aroma was difficult to discern; there was an aroma but I could not suss out what it was. Not unpleasant, just ’there’. Taste and mouthfeel were acceptable but not remarkable. Just a so-so beer, but at least drinkable at a proper price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2008
I can’t believe Full Sail brewed this beer. Tastes like they took their most bland brew and poured in a dollop of blackstrap molasses. Looks good, nice head, sweet, malty, and no real character. Had no problem pouring the last third down the drain. Life’s too short to drink this brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - APR 17, 2008
12oz bottle: pours dark brown with minimal tan head, almost no aroma with slight bit of malt coming through, flavor is not like a dark beer at all, has very little flavor and just a hint of roasted malt, nothing to bad but lacks flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
This is the darkest Weinhards has? A little disappointing on the coloring, but still a pretty good brew. I’d still take a Full Sail Porter over this though...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Actually some real malt apparent in the aroma--amazing for a macro-product...Color a clear brown with a better-than-average macro-head...drizzled lace...Flavor is sufficiently malty to immediately recommend it over 90% of macro-lagers...Hop-top provides bite, along with carbonation that is a bit excessive...finish is slightly dry, slightly tangy...Overall, a very respectable mainstream product at a good price...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2010
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - This beer pours very dark black with a rich white head. The aroma is complex for a lager, although there is that hint of a dive-bar’s carpet smell. The roasted malts and hops are blended quite well. This is a very solid beer if you want something a little less than a porter.

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