papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from the tap in Sorrento Valley: Dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is malty with a wiff of black coffee. Flavor has toffee, chocolate and light coffee with a dry, bitter bakers chocolate finish. Light body is crisp with moderaste carbonation.
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at La Jolla. Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma is malty, buttery, toffee and light chocolate. Flavor follows suit with lots of toffee, some butter and chocolate and light coffee notes. Good stuff.
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured dark brown black with a fair amount of head. Nice malty flavor with a quick finish.
Ungstrup (30451) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Carlsbad location. A black beer with a red shine under a tan head. The aroma is very malty combined with notes of bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with a light acidic edge from the roasted malt, since it is rather roated, and has a dry, bitter, and roasted finish. 28 IBU’s. MIne was stated at 4.4% ABV.
alexanderj (3408) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Carlsbad location. Color of dark brown with a light chocolate head. Aroma of chalky malt, roasted malt and cocoa. Flavor was chalky, roasted and cocoa. Fairly standard for the style, lacking anything special. Palate was a bit watery. Just ok.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub in Carlsbad. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing tan head. Smooth roasted malt flavour with a nice liqourice note. Liqourice hops and dry roasted malt finish. Mild bitterness coming through.
DenverLogan (866) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown; lingering small brown head. Rich and smooth...easy drinking, rich malts but not overpowering. Creamy, great balance of rich roasted malts, cocoa, grains but with a slight sour fruit finish. On tap at Churchill’s.
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, rich flavor that tapers off after the first couple of sips. Aroma is slightly hoppy with the chocolate malts coming through after. Body is lively but not overwhelming. Good overall beer that is perfect for a warm San Diego evening.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Black’s Beach Extra Dark
clear dark red, frothy beige head, lots of lace, light sweet chocolate malt aroma with fresh citrus hops, sweet chocolate and carmel flavor with a good amount of citrus hops, lots of flavor
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A roasty chocolate malt aroma. Definite sweetenss comes through in the nose. The beer is black with a tan head. It looks a little muddy and crude as well. Flavor is intensely roasty, nutty, and chocolatey. It finishes pretty crisp with a lingering coffee flavor.