hawthorne00 (2880) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head that fades to a half inch and then to the rim. Aroma of licorice, coffee, chocolate, light floral and peppery notes that seem to float above the rest. That makes for a charming aroma, but when it continues in the mouth it’s disconcerting. There’s a biggish stout that’s pleasant if blandish with mocha, dark fudge and a peppery bitter bite overlaid with a somehow separate floral/ herbal and light barnyard touch. The flavours never mesh at all really but it’s somehow not a car crash. Intriguing.
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a creamy tan head. The aroma has creamy cocoa, milk chocolate, roast moving to char with a hint of herbal notes. The flavor has a big roasted malt component, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, herbal with some funk and bitterness to the finish.
Metallion66 (104) - - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opened side by side with an OG black metal. The roasty taste was much more over powering than the OG Black Metal, which and also had a much more thin mouthfeel. Still a decent beer, but I wish they would bring back the OG.
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. This version has a different layer with fruity almost jam like undercurrents. A little dryer, with muted dark chocolates and caramel notes. In my opinion much improved from the original version..
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black and diesel-oil consistency, big brown head and sparse lace.
Nice aroma, burnt and darkly roasty, coffee and dark chocolate, a little bit of dark fruit.
Flavor is wonderful, roasty and burnt flavors are up front, then comes just a touch of dark fruitiness, then chocolate and coffee.
There’s a bit of a Belgian note to it, presumably from the yeast, which actually seems to lighten the body just a touch. Although full bodied, I find it surprisingly drinkable.
Definitely a tasty one, RIS and farmhouse ale lovers alike might enjoy this beer.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black with a huge highly carbonated head that fades quickly into a small tan ring. Aroma of roasted malts, spice, funky barnyard, and coffee. Really strange. Flavor is smooth at first with notes of roasted dry coffee and dark chocolate, but transitions into a strange horse blanket/sour finish. I applaud them for trying, but this is just weird.
thomat (2608) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a small brown head. malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee and bitterness. Medium to full body with a long bitter after taste.
jtclockwork (11042) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours oily black. Thick overly carbonated dark brown head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, roast coffee, milk chocolate, funky florals, fudge brownie and sweet vanilla. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry.
Strykzone (5622) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Black with a red hued foam atop. I smell the blackness first with hops second. Funky yeast after. Funky farmhouse is tasted with, again, that blackness. Chocolate and some dark fruit. Big malt notes. A nice beer and the funk makes it really interesting.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.
Clear dark black colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, licorice, funky, leather notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, dark malt, chocolate, funky. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - lively.