bhensonb (11079) - 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!
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Gusher. Black pour with a khaki head. Ugh. Smells like hot dogs and pennies. Sour, metallic, and smokey. Bandaids, lemon, and grass. Unpleasant flavor of pennies, smoke, bandaids, and meat. Hot dog, ash, lemon sourness, and some grass.
Ratman197 (9824) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, yeast, spice and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, roasted malt, spice, light vanilla and light yeast with a smooth lingering spiced toffee finish. Donít know how this got entered as a Altbier my bottle said Belgian Black Ale.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - GUSHER ALERT. The Wesley beer. Black pour with a rather large sized head that took forever to settle. Yeast, roast, some spiciness, and earthy. Blah.
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tried some of a buddyís beer while at Draught House in Austin. Pours a muddy dark brown; bottom of the keg, maybe? Not much off the aroma, just some lighter notes of toasted caramel, earth, and nuts. Flavor is pretty much the same. The main problem is the utter lack of carbonation. Light-bodied and watery. Seems like a homebrew that didnít turn out right. If it were my buddyís batch, Iíd point to the best elements and be encouraging. But this is not worth releasing if youíre a commercial brewery.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle:   Either this is infected, or overcarbonated as the bubbles in the glass are insane, the head is billowing over the glass, and the aroma is of burnt bike tire air.   Acrid roastiness on the tongue, bike tire air too.   Reminds me of really bad Sake yeast.   I donít think I can do this one... after a few sips, either its a really piss poor example of an Alt (one that is supposed to be a Black Alt?), or its infected.   I struggle to think that the acrid bike tire air aroma and flavor was intended.   Due for a re-rate to confirm this is not what was intended.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Dark brown color with good foam, aroma is chalky roast, flavor never really gets going, some brown nutshell but not much else
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....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!!
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown color with a gigantic tan head, just like the head you get when a beer is infected. The aroma has some nuttyness and caramel as well as a ton of burning from the carbon dioxide. The flavor is not too good. There is a bit of caramel and cocoa but there is also a lot of rubber that really ruins the beer. Thin mouthfeel and extremely high, prickly carbonation.
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.