Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe.
Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black. Given the name, I guess I’ll just say it was black. Creamy light tan head floats atop for awhile before eventually settling down. The nose offers a bit of peppery spice plus some earthiness. Roasted malt and hints of coffee there as well. The taste is pretty plan--mostly just some roasted malt with a bit of zestiness there. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation levels and a slightly-dry finish. Drinks fairly well. I’d have this again if offered, but generally there are better things on tap at the EC that I’d prefer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-25-2011
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted rye malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet tingly finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On-tap at the Cafe, drank from a 5oz tasting glass...Dark brown with a hint of amber, very clear on the edges, looks great. A big head rises a couple fingers but then fades immediately, light lacing...The aroma is totally dead, nothing going on... The taste is light coffee, boring, can’t even tell rye is here.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at bells. Pour deep brown to black in color with tan head. Aroma spicy rye, coffee, chocolate very malt forward. MF medium body mild carb. This beer was served waayyyy to cold as it warmed got better.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black body with a medium sized light tan head. The nose is straight cola and rye bread. Lightly sweet taste, moderately bitter, lots of spicy rye, light toffee and a touch of raisins. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation. Another nice beer from Bells.
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the eccentric Cafe. Not a bad one, with Black colour and lace. Creamy mouthfeel, yet light mouthfeel. Served colder. Interesting flavour profile and drinkable. Worth trying if you like the style.Neutral in aroma.
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice aroma of toasted malts and cocoa. lighter flavor of malts and rye. nice brew. fairly light but still having a ton of flavor.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe 7/17/09. Nice look to it, pours black with minimal head, minimal aroma....Flavor is of roasted malt, a hint of coffee, and a somewhat dry Finish. It gets better as it warms, but still is nothing great.
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours an almost jet black with a dark tan head. Aroma is roasted grains with a hint of pumpernickel bread mixed in. Taste is very smooth roasted grains, coffee, and some caramel sweetness with a tart finish . Mouthfeel was warm and rich with a smooth finish. Another quality Bells brew.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap pours black with little aroma to it. Has a thin mouthfeel. Taste is not very impressive and has just a typical taste for this style. Overall not an impressive beer.