scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Woodish aroma and muted plum with new leather. Black, only dark brown on the edges. Sharply sour, spent coffee and became waxy with each sip. Not good.
neepsntatties (1575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Colour... dark garnet with no head. Nose... yeasty and fruity. Palate... oh my! This an affront to my palate! Metallic with notes of loam and sand, which may make this one sound chewy, but on the contrary, this beer is quite thin and watery. Blech!
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
He pours with a huge khaki head which eventually fades into a velveteen layer of espresso mousse. A few swirls and he rises once more to the occasion before fading into a mousse-like layer of bliss. The nose is musty with old bread bursting forth in dominant form. Wheat, pumpernickel, and rye are thick, heavy, and heavily tainted with must. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or bad, but I am about to find out. One more whiff of earth damp with rain and I take the first of many interesting sips. Musty front, center, and back, he ekes of old wood, leather, and earth. Like a lump, his palate sits there listless with nary an interest in stimulating my tastebuds. Very little finish or spice profile to speak of. A few more sips reveal musty pumpernickel and rye breads with sour grapes puckering his underbelly. Odd is about the only way I can think of describing the The Black from Brugge Brewery.
He wasn’t a drainpour, and I wouldn’t classify him as a bad beer. Having tasted a good portion of his black beery depths which lacked any stimulation whatsoever, odd is the only impression I am left with before moving on.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
grownfool’s Impromptu Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to one of the guys. Black, thick tan head. Spicy roasty aroma. Taste is chocolate, spicy, yeasty esters.
Suttree (5766) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, as one might expect, with a big but quickly dissipating head. Roasted almond aroma. Nicely crisp, with a note of coffee, burnt toast and red wine. Not bad.
thirdeye11 (5911) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught at brewpub) clear medium brown with a lasting creamy head. Nose of Belgian yeast, cherry syrup, cream and light stone fruits. Taste of cherries (artificial), prunes, and cream. Medium body slightly undercarbonated. Not too interesting but not bad.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce pour on tap at the brewpub-dark pour lite brown two finger head-aroma and taste of chocolate, roasty, nutty-smooth finish
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is big mollasses and roasted malt. heavy sweetness with immediate caramelized pit fruits and prune juice. appearance is opaque with fine head that retains, hint of lacing. flavor is intense orange and general spice, surprising given black pour and aroma. orange lingers with vanilla to boot. super carbonated palate. some red wine/tannin notes and lack of java/cocoa in any real amounts. i dont believe ive ever leveled such an accusation at a beer before but this is truly under attenuated, after most of this bomber the sweetness assault is starting to wear on me. still excellent and certainly drinkable but -.1 pts.
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the brewpub. Served in a snifter. The beer pours opaque black with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, molasses and citrus. Medium body with flavors of tart fruit, roasted malt, yeast and alcohol. The finish is dark fruit and sweet spices and leaves behind a citrusy aftertaste. Decent overall.
smith4498 (3381) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with StFun. Pours black with a huge tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is somewhat musty malts with chocolate, coffee and molasses. Medium body with lively carbonation. Thanks Josh.