saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, notes of caramel, light nutty and hops. Dry finish.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a deep amber-brown body with an average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, lactose, and oatmeal. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, grass, caramel, and chocolate.
bhensonb (10934) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours ruby black with a 2-finger tan head. The hints of chocolate are not subtle. Medium plus body with very smooth carbonation. Flavor is very smooth dark malt with some chocolate for sure, and I am getting after notes of banana. Light, but banana. This finishes well balanced, not very bitter. It is really a tasty ale. Could be my desert island beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: S1nister Black Ale
Date: September 19, 2009
Source: Brewfest, Portland Indie
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and dark caramel aroma, touch of roasted
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, just a hint of roasted, little to no bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Ratman197 (9695) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poureda clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, plum, raisin, earthiness, citrus and light cocoa. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, fruittiness, light smoke and light cocoa with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty fruity finish.
hopscotch (9104) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear, very dark, crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is very subtle, but I am finally able to pick up some nutty malts and dark berries. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is sweet and fruity with minimal bitterness. Finishes crisp, but sweet as well. Drinks a bit like a lager. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, very light tan head. I get a lot of hop character in this, but not an overly bitter presence. The roasted malt plays remarkably well with the hops. I get some cocoa, toasted bread, piney hops. All in all, this is nice stuff.
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at 10 Barrel. Shocked that anyone was able to actually rate this beer given the name and ratebeer’s archaic search engine. Clear, deep ruby pour. Weak foam. Nose is heavy twizzlers, sticky dark fruits. Off for style. Taste is weak, Diet coke, sweet tea. Suddy, weak palate.
3fourths (7978) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. smokey and ashy licorice and dark chocolate nose, lightly yeasty/phenolic with a distinct dry/parched charred wood note. it’s a beachwood campfire with a small, enjoyable milk chocolate and nougat chewiness. barren and rough black malt, lacks the chocolate character, fits the bill for schwarzbier, but has some vitamin roughness.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to someone at t0rin0’s tasting. Pours with a deep brown body with an off-white head. Aroma of green apple, smoke, chocolate and caramel. Taste is weak, thin, watery, sugary wort. Really sweet with some cola notes. Medium carbonation. Watery.