FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep clear brown with a small light tan froth. Aroma is very chocolate and coffee oriented. Nice sharp roasted malt, pleasantly surprised with the nose. Flavor starts with a sharp black malt zing. Gets a decent chocolate note and coffee flavor before a lightly bitter and black coffee finish. Medium body and a tingling carbonation. Surprised that it was decent but still weak in character compared to the big boys, rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Pours a brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is roasted barley, water, grains and metal. Flavor is roast, barley, chocolate, water. Fairly safe porter but overall very drinkable. poisoneddwarf (2647) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 30, 2009
12 oz bottle. Aromas of chocolate, caramel; sweet. Pours deep, deep brown with reddish tints. Tastes like an English-style porter; toasted malt, sweet. Creamy mouthfeel. Maybe slightly watery, but not bad at all. These Michelob beers constantly surprise me. Most of the time, these specialty beers from AB are pretty much mediocre to terrible, but every now and then they make a pretty good beer. ksbeerkid (28) - Emporia, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2009
I didn’t have much expectations for this one, but I actually kind of enjoyed it, a nice easy drinking roasty porter, for those looking for the porter aroma and taste and a beer you can drink a few of, this is a viable option decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is medium toasted malt, some chocolate, and light coffee. The flavor mirrors the nose with a pretty nice finishing chocolate flavor. A bit fizzy and thin but really an ok porter.
BillKismet (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2009
A solid, easy-drinking, inoffensive porter suitable for beer geeks and swill drinkers alike. In make-up, it is similar to a black and tan style beer. Pours a dark brown body with ok head. Easy coffee and light chocolate nose. Smooth, lightly roasted barley flavor with a balanced finish. A mellow porter. wlminter (15) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head. This one surprised me; Anheuser Busch managed to make a good beer. It tastes like a real porter, if a bit bland. All the elements are there: roasted malts, smoothness, chocolatey finish. A great beer for the price. Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
~Aroma of roasty, chocolate malts, nuts, and a toasty breadiness.
~Dark brown opaque color with ruby highlights. Small off white head with good retention.
~Moderate strong roasted chocolate flavor, with mild coffee, nuts, and some caramel.
~Medium light bodied with moderate carbonation. Roasty finish. Some astringency.
~ Tasty porter. Well made. If it had a different name I’m sure it would get a better rating.... Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of mild roast coffee. Amber body with tan head. Mild flavors of chcolate, coffee and roast. Easy on the palate not bad by all means. drumdude73 (19) - Ames, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
I can’t help but think a lot of the comments on this beer are negative because this one comes from AB. If some of these reviews were done with a "blind taste-test", I bet this beer would score higher. Nutty flavor with chocolate tones and good aroma, with a nice finish. I was pretty impresed with this one from AB! Good job!