jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simple schwarzbier, except made with black malt instead of a dehusked Carafa, so you get all the astringency of, say, a stout. Aroma of black malt, smooth flavor with a French Roast bite. Got this one at Beer Fest on Bourbon Street and walked down the street with it. Delicious. I now know what I’m going to do with that half pound of black malt I have in the basement. Thanks for the inspiration.
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Green Goddess, NOLA, 1.5.16. Very dark brown. Roasty aroma with a little bit of sweet caramel, raisins and prune. Roasty, bitter maltiness with some grassy hops . Light body, abrupt roasty finish.
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of Coca Cola. Pours a solid black with no head or lacing. The taste is bitter coffee with a hint of sweetness in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, not bad but not great either.
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Roasted malts, some cocoa, and some coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a lot of roasted malt character.
djd07 (9481) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ole Saint. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. Thin mouth, roast, chocolate, lingering dryness, ok.
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a tall rocky beige-grey head. Aroma of roasted malt, mustiness, caramel, and minerals. Flavor of caramel, roasted grain, dried dark fruit, earthiness, and nuts.
ttoadee (1236) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark amber pour, finger of tan head. Nose is coco & light malt. SLight malt sweetness. Middle is chicory and chocolate. Finish is a little thin, but bittersweet.
Block (2165) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this one after I just landed in New Orleans. It’s a very mild porter and I would call it more of a light ale with some roasted malts. Not too roasted, just a bit more malty.
RebelSaint (7) - - AUG 12, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark roasted bouquet with a hint of malt. Earthy with a woody hint. Very dark appearance............cannot see my fingers through the other side of the pint, which is proper. A very dark brown with a frothy head. Heavy, almost caramel, flavor. For a dark beer, nothing even close to being bitter. Full bodied but with a surprisingly mild fizz. This is very close to being the finest beer I have ever had.
wlajwl (5545) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark/roasted malts and coffee. The flavor is similar to the aroma with an acidic/slightly tart finish.
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a dark brown color with amber around the edges, and a medium foamy off-white head that recedes steadily to a wispy film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and slight hops. Light-bodied with a roasty malt and coffee character, and mild hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a short mild coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.