BeerRenter76 (1019) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016 SturmWulf (65) - USA - AUG 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
My second highest rated beer out of the sampler craft case. This one was a standard porter. As with the other beers out of that case there was hardly any aroma, except some very light coffee hints. Thin mouthfeel, flavors of roasted coffee, and nuts with some chocolate, with a coffee aftertaste. It was a little thin in all areas, a decent brew, but only a little above average. Originally rated on 11/28/08. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a dark brown. Aroma of chocolate/coffere. Flavors pretty much the same as the nose. slowrunner77 (12147) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"a little thin for a porter...maybe more on par with an average american brown ale. not bad, but not something worth buying again, especially with all the more robust porters out there. " generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
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. 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. 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 Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from 2007 as a joke at a bottle share. Pour is reddish brown with barley noticeable tan head. Aroma and flavor include faint chocolate, coffee, and hop bitterness. Actually not too terrible.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
December 2009. From bottle. Pours very dark brown with a short tan head. Some roasted malt characteristics, chocolate, but too watery to really be good. Imaena (2327) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Possibly the worst porter on earth. They get points for giving it a go though. Far too sweet. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
355 mL bottle. Not a bad intro to the style. No head, and a little thin, but the flavour is decent, if a little one-dimensional. A little sweet up front - could use a touch of roast. edgallow (4218) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
12 oz bottle pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is malt and a bit of sweet chocolate. Taste is the same with a hint of coffee Patrickctenchi (6627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
reddish brown, clear...small light tan head. Nose is cola and chocolate. Decent chocolate taste, fairly sweet, it’s easily drinkable and a bargain to boot. It’s REALLY not bad, actually , considering it’s a macro from a giant corporation...I think it deserves a good rating for just that reason. I’d keep a six around for kicks. Above average offering from A-B...