SturmWulf (65) - USA - AUG 16, 2008
Very nice aroma of caramel, chocolate and a hint of roasted coffee. Poured a very deep brown with a reddish tinge. Fantastic light-tan head that was large, creamy with a touch of foam and it left thick lacing on the pint glass. Head very slowly thinned down a creamy cap. Flavor was very nice with a slightly sweet caramel, light roasted coffee with a light flavor of dark chocolate.
A light to medium body, with a slightly thin but slick texture, average carbonation with a abrupt, dry slightly bitter and sweet finish. I served this at 50 degrees in a pint glass. I hesitated buying this because its AB. But, I am glad I did buy it. This is a very nice Porter and while I have had better, I definitely have had a lot worse. A very, very good Porter by AB. I will definitely buy and drink again. GREAT JOB on this one Michelob! OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Porters are just good period. This was no exception. Nice roasty chocolate taste. Nice and dark with a creamy head. Michelob has good specialty beers. lmorrissey1968 (1) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2007 does not count
See-through brown pour with tan head. Smoky, burnt malt aroma. Notes of gain, chocolate and coffee. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Lightly dry finish. A smoky, burnt flavor sticks around for awhile. Light to medium body and watery texture. Average, but quite drinkable. subcell (96) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2008
This is another fine AB product. It is very malty which I enjoy. Nice dark color with a pleasant nose. It has a semi sweet caramel flavor and goes down real easy. Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Lovely little porter. Malt taste is not as prominent as in some other porters but it has the right balance to give a nice flavor. Probably my favorite Michelob product.
llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Nice foamy head, with a reddish hue. Of all the Michelob "Micros" this is my favorite. Definitely a coffee/chocolate malt taste. Very clean and drinkable. Perfect ’dryness’ on the palate that leaves my tongue wanting more. I would definitely buy this again. CaptainSG (12) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2006
I was very suprised when I tried this beer. Got it in a sampler pack and thought it was the best out of it. Very nice bitter flavor with hardly any aroma. It’s about the only beer I’ll drink from A-B. Congrats! You finally made a beer that is drinkable! Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
WOW ab makes this? honestly i had low expectations, but this was really good nicely roasted and taosted a really nice balance. seriously give this a try! Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2008
6/26/08 From the bottle. Aroma is sweet roast malt ith some creaminess but no hop flora. Appearance is dark brown with a well maintained light tan head. Flavor is sweet malt forward with both roast taste and texture, blending well with the carb feel. While the carb texture is low, this beer has a really interesting characteristic of the flavor and mouthfull components being near-perfectly intergated, with the sweet malt in line with the medium-full body, the roast as mentioned before, and the very light toast mixing with very light sourness. The bittering is hard to catch, but this is worth trying as one of the best balanced porters you’ll find. It might not be the best tasting, but a good beer when you want something dark but low on extremes. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body has a thick, dark brown color with deep crimson highlights. On top sits a creamy light tan head that builds up tall before fading down to a thin covering that just hangs on till the last sip. The lacing is slick and slides down the glass just behind the head.
Smell: The aroma is very sweet. There is a lot of sweet roasted malt with hint of caramel and chocolate. Also there is a very slight non-descript hop presence coming though as well.
Taste/Mouth feel: There is a big roasted malt sweetness with notes of honey, dark caramel and toffee. In it there are some light coffee and dark chocolate tones as well. Hop flavor is very modest but adds some bitterness and mild piney notes. The roasted flavor and light bitterness quickly fades off the tongue in the finish. The body is about medium with a very creamy and slick on the tongue. Its carbonation is soft but still in good balance.
Notes: This was a very enjoyable Porter and a solid offering from the Michelob craft line of beers.