BrewDad (4313) - Olympia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Back N Black – Brouwer’s Café – Seattle Beer Week 2010
Aroma – Rich dark malt with chocolate and coffee aromas.
Appearance – Black in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor – Thick and rich flavors with tons of coffee and chocolate.
Palate – Dry finish with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – Loved this beer, lots of big flavors this was a most excellent brew.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Brouwer’s. Black, thick dark tan head. Very charred smelling with some smokiness. I get some dark chocolate goodness from the taste, but mostly I get overwhelmed by burnt ashiness. There’s some good chocolate and coffee characteristics to this, but they’re buried.
riversideAK (5458) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge coffee nose, fresh dark roast, subtle hints of cocoa and light patent notes. Black with a tan creamy head. Black, super dark roast, soft cocoa notes underneath as well as a soft hint of smoke/char. Extremely subtle darker fruity notes. Mostly coffee, roast, and char. Creamy full body, no hint of alcohol. Somewhat dry lingering finish. This was made by Hales? Wow, extremely impressive.
after4ever (5358) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at brouwers 5th. jet black with a thick, dense, creamy burnt tan head. humongous coffee nose with roast and char under that. creamy medium body, tingly carb. coffee, bitter chocolate, roast, and charcon the mid palate. long dark resiny finish. like old raspy with a big body...dream come true, that.