jezmez68 (403) - 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.
Dogbrick (9181) - 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.
Ngejo (510) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.
rougeau13 (2142) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa and roast. Tastes like roasted malt with some coffee and dark chocolate. Thinnish medium bodied with average carbonation. Not bad, a little thin for a porter, but my impression is that it doesn’t claim to be one.
mintzmeet (320) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice creamy head. Delicious nutty malty flavors. Slight end flavor of betel nut.
Slipstream (2193) - USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice label. Lightly sweet, humid pour. A toasty, acidic, dark concoction. Surprisingly lite bodied. A porter meets...something. A black IPA joined with a lemon saison? this wouldn’t be for everyone, but I liked the citrusy acidity.
adamnowek (553) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep and dark brown colour. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Same with the taste with a hint if earthiness.
nuplastikk (4958) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Burgundy black body, big foamy beige head. Kind of has a slight infected twang. The flavors are OK, but there something odd an sugary about the body. Pretty weak offering. Brown chocolate, caramel.
burg326 (4439) - Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown color from the bottle with aromas of roast, light coffee, light dark fruit and some earth. Flavors matched the aromas the best beer out of the group I got, thanks to my Mom who bought me the mixed pack.
Ron (2912) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium frothy off-white head that quickly left with no lacing. Aroma is dates, plum, and chocolate malt with earthy hops and lots of coffee. Flavor is coffee dominant with lightly tart dark malt with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. This coffee seemed odd. Medium body and carbonation.
Imaena (2004) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is kind of eh. Its not that its bad its just kind of bland, thick, and uninteresting.