egg (28) - USA - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Monty’s Liquor Boutique on 11/17/13. Pours dark black with one finger of loose tan head that dwindles very very quickly. Almost reminds me of pouring a coke. Nose is faint roasted malt, burnt. Taste is dark roasted malts, some dark fruit, a bit of sweetness. Surprisingly light and refreshing for a black ale. Not very complex.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is weird, i am loving this but nothing seems to match up .. . deep black .. medium foam, light lacing .. . toasted yet light roast, mild yeast .. . just too much fun to drink .. . most will feel its thin, but i really enjoyed this .. . . you can’t unload a truck full of bowling balls with a pitchfork..
AtronSeige (321) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 12, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: Light aroma of dark bread and caramel
Appearance: Small fizzy, light-brown head. Fair amount of lacing. Murky, medium brown body.
Initial Flavours: Moderate bitterness
Finishing Flavours: Light bitterness
Palate: Light to medium body, very little carbonation, dry finish.
Draught, taster. At Johannesburg Festival Of Beer.
PriorL (894) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small beige unstable head.
NOSE: watery, mocha, little peppery.
TASTE: little smoked, watery, little watermelon, little coffee, not much there, though decent enough for only 4%!
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Short-lived beige head over cola-coloured beer, well-carbonated. Aromatic, sweetish nose, fresh greenery, caramel, roasted grains. Sweet-roasted, molasses, candi sugar; slight fruity acidity in the background, bubble gum. Feels better bodied than a 4% ABV beer would tend to have one believe. Carbonisation seems to fall away pretty quick. More than decent. Thanks to L & M!
uckelman (143) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours opaque dark brown, little head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Mouthfeel is very lively, bright. Thin like an English ale. Sweet, and a bit sticky on the finish. Not very much flavor at the recommended drinking temp.
sarauckelman (90) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
We might have chilled it a bit much before tasting. Extremely dark black, completely opaque. Strong odor of alcohol and a bit of molasses. Largish bubbles cling to the edges, but otherwise no head. Spritely, fizzy mouthfeel. Taste is strongly of molasses, but not unpleasantly so.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour bordering on black. The aroma seems sweet and a bit tarry, with subtle fruitiness. Caution that description makes the beer seem more appetizing than it actually is. Sweet body, with the coriander blending with the liquorice, tar and subtle fruit.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Roeland liquors. Black with tan head. Aroma of coffee creamer as well as coffee roast, not entirely pleasant but intrigued...palate is nice. Was fearful of diacetyl but its not here even though i still get coffee cream. The finish has a nice touch of acidity. The malts are nice and in a good place but I’m missing the point. Not getting a lot of the wit qualities (coriander, orange peel, where ru?). The body is there, the malts are not toasty as if they are waiting to be enhanced by some aromatics. It is on the right track, just needs to be taken to the next level.
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