saxo (11215) - Hřjbjerg, 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 (11111) - 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.
kp (10887) - 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
bhensonb (8979) - 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.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, 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!
Ratman197 (7609) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7377) - 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.
daknole (7193) - 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.
3fourths (6932) - 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.
blutt59 (5651) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark amber color with aroma that is chalky and nutty, flavor has roast and nutty caramel with.some biterness, finish that is smooth