bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark malt with a touch of cocoa nib type chocolate. Med body or so. Flavor is earthy, dark malt and not much coffee - but a little bakers chocolate seems present. Earthy, unsweet chocolate. Not really very bitter, except for the earthiness, and Iím not getting much in the way of fruity ester. Maybe a little yeast/spice. Yeah, sort of like Iíd imagine a Schwarzbier made with Belgian yeast. Donít know why it has such a low rating, except perhaps it is very different. Iím a drinkin it all!
cbfobes (2678) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at GTMW ticket line, pours a very dark brown with a thin head, the aroma is of light chocolate with maybe a little bit of coffee poking through, the flavor is light and watery with some chocolate in the finish, not sure what to think of this one.
monk191 (1272) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
They call it a belgian dark, but a little boring and watery. Pours a cloudy black with a bubbly tan head. Smells a bit of cinnamon. Taste is watery, like a black lager, with nothing really standing out. Paired with deep fried macaroni and cheese balls, nothing changes. Had in the bottle.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with tons of head. Smell is roast malt and coffee. Taste is dry cocoa chalky chocolate. Pretty tasty. Very drinkable. Dry and not very hopped. I like this one quite a bit.
BeernWhiskeyHQ (18) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Medium tan colored head. The body (as the name suggest) is completely black and delightfully sinister looking
Heavy roast notes and cocoa- not a really powerful nose, but makes me want to take my first sip even more to find out what is underneath
Very malty, coffee grounds, slightly bitter and perhaps some traditional Belgian Character to it. All of this is accompanied by a very long, persistent and extremely good finish. Very light mouthfeel and very drinkable.
gringo332 (569) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick khaki/cream head. Nose is dried fruits, light florals, yeast, and light spice. Easy palate, smoke, fruit, yeast, bitter, and ash.
gruberm (329) - - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark color. Almost black. A robust taste with a thin finish that reminds me of frost.
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Cavie (4013) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Zio Carlo. Pours a dark brown to black color. Tan head. Aroma is chocolatey with roasted malt notes. Flavor is easy roast, chocolate, malt and sweetness. Great.
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SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample from bottle .. . a mild porter style, wouldnít really call it a belgian .. . mild fizzy palate .. . decent but really muddled .. . charcoal and ashy yeast .. . no thanks .. . . Go, Saint Binkleday Ghostbusters!!
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is toffee, roasted malt, light Belgian yeastiness. Interesting flavor profile. Good Belgian brown. I must have had a good bottle.