Formerly brewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev
Style: Porter
St. Louis, Missouri USA


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A combination of a porter (dark ale) and lager, this brand was introduced in early 1998. Chocolate, caramel and pale malts produce a rich, roasted flavor with a slight coffee note and a light, clean finish.

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BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Dark brown with very little tan head. Almost a sweet dark chocolate smell. Somewhat bitter flavor that lingers a bit. Easy on the palate.

slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"a weak lighter ale blended with a weak dark ale. not revolting, but i had it on tap with a pizza and beyond the crispness and tiny bit of malt, there’s nothing there..."

DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
A step in the right direction for the Busch family. This porter is watery, not great, but half decent. I wouldn't drink this again, but I applaud Busch for making this. Maybe in ten years he'll make something that makes it into the 3s overall.

PorterPounder (8290) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Nice dark appearance is the one thing going for this beer. Has that dirt taste to it that most lower grade Porters tend to have. Aroma - nothing like a real Porter - edging toward skunky. I've had worse...

Ernest (7822) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, very unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Works ok in the nose despite some graininess, there's even some grapefruity hops in there to make this one smell like a real American micro. But boy oh boy, when all those grain husks and unidentified dirt-based life forms hit your tongue, you know you made a mistake. For all of the consistency efforts that the big brands sweat over, it's really a shame they're consistently BAD. With all that money behind them, you'd expect this to AT LEAST be clean tasting, but it's absolutely horrible...to the point that you want to use a razor blade to scrape the filth off of your tongue.

wlajwl (7069) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2017
Aroma and flavor is dark malts, thin in the middle and a mix of chocolate and and slight acidity in the finish.

Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Dark brown beer with quickly dying thin tan head. Quiet roasted nut aroma. Toasty malt flavor with sharp bitter finish. Hey, not bad for A-B.

dwyerpg (6413) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Nice nutty aroma, great dark color. This black and tan really reminds me of nut brown ales mixed with coffee. Overall, pretty decent.

thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This brew poured a creamy head of fine to medium sized light brown bubbles that left a good lacing and a opaque black brown fizzy carbonated body with a roasted malt caramel aroma. It had a slight coffee and caramel flavor.

TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Not too bad. Especially considering the cheapness that it's made with. Better than any other AB product I have ever had, not that that is saying much. Worth trying if you're broke and want to try a macro attempt at a micro brew.

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