ChainGangGuy (4400) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dispensed a black body with a fast growing, foamy, beige head with good staying power.
Smell: As with the range of aged Beauties, it has a deep, hefty maltiness; semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, and dark malts seem standard. Others, like the Zen, then launched into a dizzying fruitiness. Sure, there’s some fruitiness here, but not nearly as much. American gathers up some brown sugar and toasted vanilla notes, along with a big sniff of Jack Daniel’s whiskey.
Taste: Chocolate and molasses coating a smooth roastiness joins the aforementioned vanilla and dark brown sugar. Again, there is some fruitiness, but it’s not the main focus here. Invitingly sweet throughout. As with the aroma, there’s no question this beer landed in a whiskey barrel for a leisurely soak. Well carbonated, sweetish finish with lingering Jack Daniel’s accents.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-plus carbonation. As I believe I’ve said on my [fill in the blank] Beauty beers, the spirited carbonation is key, keeping the beverage from being a gloopey mess.
Overall: A tasty tipple that, this go-around, was paired with blood sausages.
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Westside location. Pours a clear dark amber brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark fruit with a hint of a vinous note backed by whiskey. Flavor is similar with vinous and dark fruit notes with a whiskey finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Black Beauty
Date: May 26, 2012
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, dark malts, sweet caramel
Flavor: sweet roasted flavor, caramel and vanilla sweetness balances the dark roasted malt to bring out a chocolate character, light fruityness, sweet bourbon, light oak
Name: Black Beauty
Date: November 08, 2012
roasted is mellowing out allowing more of the caramel and vanilla from the bourbon to emerge, earthy, woody,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4