beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Deep claret color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is slightly malty and sweet. A light bodied “Porter”. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter. Tastes a little like a slightly flat coke with a dry finish. It not bad, I’ve had a lot worse, but there really isn’t anything to this beer. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. I imagine that the bottle is a bigger attraction than the beer inside. BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Sure, I was suckered in by the bottle and the name too. Poured a fizzy cola brown. Tasted like fizzy, watered down Guinness. Not horrible, but not all that great. hershiser2 (3825) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Nice bottle, yea, let me try one of those. Wow, this bottle's a keeper... ahhh.
Oh it pours decent, nice look. Smell's OK, kinda riddled with roasted something.
Tastes a bit thin and watery. Hmm, I expected more.
I suppose it's drinkable. Buy one, at least so you have a nice looking bottle to add to your collection. hopscotch (11435) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Sparkling clear, deep amber beer with burnt orange highlights. Huge, frothy, off-white head. Great retention with ink-blot lacework.
The nose is soapy with lesser notes of chocolate, maple syrup and toffee.
Malty, sweet flavor with hints of dates and cocoa. Astringent and moderately bitter. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Short, sweet, then dry finish. Cool jug! Average beer. SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Not the best black and tan out there and a long way from a Porter. I thought that the name implied something with some body to it and this was lacking. Very drinkable for those who haven't crossed into the realm of serious beers and I'm sure the neat bottle and label insure decent sales. Too mainstream for me.
thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
This interesting jug of brew pours a medium sized head of fine to mediumn sized off-white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lace and a transparent light brown colored softly carbonated body. It has a mild malt hop brown beer aroma. The mouthfeel is thin and smooth from start to finish with a mild caramel malt brown beer flavor. hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
I was looking forward to trying this beer, but it was sooooo disappointing. The best thing this beer has going for it is the jug. This beer was extremely watery and thin and oh soooo boring. It formed a small sized off-white head that was creamy and smooth with fine-large sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was transparent and very carbonated with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was malty and caramel. The flavor was sweet, malty and caramel. The mouthfeel was smooth, and very watery and thin. This was a light bodied beer with average amounts of lacing on the sides of my glass. wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Very strong molasses aroma. Flavor is very sweet. A little chocolate/coffee, but for the most part, very bland. Very little hop flavor. Very little carbonation. Thin and watery. Nothing offensive, but not that good. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Yes, the bottle is the best thing about this swill. Root beer color & head; thinnish malty-sweet (um, root beer?) nose; faint malty-caramel body, no hops, extremely weak on the finish. RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Nice head and hazy dark brown color. First taste is of an ale, then the porter tastes comes out in the aftertaste, although it is a little metallic. Aroma is fairly weak at this point. Despite the dark color, I would classify this more as an ale due to its bite in the taste. There's not much smooth coffee/roasted to speak of. For the most part this is bland and unexciting after the pour and first taste. Very mediocre.