thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smelled and tasted faintly of vinegar. The one good thing I can say about this beer is that it looked great with a nice DARK brown body and thick bone white head. It tasted just like the stout. It was watery and after two 20 ounce beers I felt absolutely no different. Just go up the road to Thomas where a good brewery is located. Also, avoid eating the food at this place as it is an insult to German and Italians alike.
BeerdedDave (1273) - - OCT 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at the brewpub (2011); more of a light brown ale; brown color; a very light, easy drinking beer with a mild roasted malt flavor
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Blackwater Brewing Co. (Davis, WV).
Dark brown / black. Flavor has a sharp, lingering bitterness. More hop than malt. Not very balanced. Finishes with the slightest hint of roast. Lots of character, just in the wrong order for my palate.
25 Oct 09.
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery. Held up to the brilliantly setting sun, deep ruby red, thin head that did not last. Aroma of chocolate and caramel malts with mild hops. Taste is more of the same, with hops a little more forward. Moderate to light body with rich malt profile makes this a winner in my book
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the restaurant / bar in Davis. Minimal head and subtle carbonation. Very dark brown. A delicious porter that was highlighted by a rich malty backbone. Not an overly full bodied porter - balanced quite nicely and finishes with a mild hoppy note. Chances are you’ll never be passing through Davis, WV but if you do stop in and try their selection.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, from the source: Dark with light shallows and a light tan head. Carbonation is medium-low. Dark roast flavor dominates the beer and is accompanied by mellow hops. Smooth rich palate. Overall, quite good.