DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
08-Sep-08 (12 oz bottle: Purchased 08-Aug-07 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) I’ve let this one sit a bit longer than I planned, but with great results. This beer is wonderfully malty, very toasty, and mildly earthy, but the roastiness exhibits a slightly burnt character. Of particular note is the fact that the finishes with a flurry of corn flavors, but the roastiness helps to mask it. There is some perceived sweetness because the beer is so malt-focused and throws hints of brown sugar at you, but it’s actually rather dry on the palate. Medium bodied with light-medium carbonation. Aside from the obvious malty character of the nose, the beer smells like roasted pecans and fairly dark toast, but note of corn and dough lurk in the background. The clear, medium-brown body is capped by a small, tan head that settles to a thin ring. A touch too much corn in the flavor and the roastiness is a bit charred, but otherwise, this is an enjoyable beer and obviously one of the better beers made in Mexico.
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Casa De Oro Liquor. Pours a dark ruby color. Sweet roasted malty aromas. Slick mouthfeel. Sweet flavors with a fairly dry bitter roasted malty finish. Some burnt coffee beans. Good quality south of the border brew.
JohnC (3007) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on draft at Stone’s 9th party. I was very pleasantly surprised. Nice nutty roasty flavor. Very drinkable
mzaar (3000) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rödbrun öl med ett skum som påminner om vispad äggvita. Nötig och fruktig i både smak och doft. Mycket trevlig gräddig munkänsla.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07.21.05 12oz bottle thanks to DaSilky1. Rootbeer brown under fleeting tan head. Aroma is dark wheat toast, some light coffee, dates and nuts. Very nice to sniff, for sure. Flavor is not as explosive and the nose, but still nice light coffee and hozelnut notes, very nutty all around, milk chocolate and toasted coconut. Creamy soft body with just enough eff to cleanse. Wow, even with the high average, I wasn’t expecting this. Thanks, Todd.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After its release from the 12 ounce bottle the beer sets quietly in the glass a unclouded brown with touches of ruby at the edges, the head is a frothy light tan and the size customary, as it erodes, the lace forms a fine blanket to cover the glass. Nose has a bit of caramel, sweet malt and the standard lager crispness. Start has a sweet malt presence, with the top light to medium in feel. Finish has a determined acidity; the hops unremarkable, dry and somewhat sweet aftertaste lingers long, overall a passable beer and one that I find refreshing.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 This was the most solid Mexican dark beer i have had cept maybe Casta Morena, but this is a strong contender in my opinion. It could just be because i wasnt expecting it to be good..but there was some nice caramelly chocolate nutty flavors up in this...no lager flavors at all..just a solid, flavorful beer from TJ..I hope this makes its way up here..I had to go down into mexico and find it in a random bar.
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Brown pour with some head. Roasty aromas. Flavors were better with more roastiness and some dark fruit flavors. Better than I was expecting.
TheJestersBeer (2409) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep copper, beige head.
Malty, roasted aroma, caramel, chocolate, toffee.
Dry, light to medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty taste, caramel, chocolate, ashes, faint butter, some cardboard.
rubbishystuff (2404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 As part of a variety pack at World Market. This is quite unexpectedly good. Very nice. Wish this was available as many places as Corona. Serving: Bottle