superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a fairly dense 1-2 finger light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, raisin, toast, biscuit, herbal, and light coffee. Pretty nice and pleasant aromas with decent strength. Taste of roasted malt, toast, caramel, raisin, brady grains, and light chocolate. Pretty dry on the finish; with lingering notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and toast on the finish for a short bit. Hardly any flavor presence as you drink; but the light flavors that are there are pretty balanced. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a pretty decent black ale. There isnít much robustness in flavor; but it is very pleasant and easy to drink.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Dark brown pour, cream head. Mild lactose nose, lighter palate. Mild chocolate in the flavor. Some sweet molasses.
keepersj12 (2561) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This should have much better ratings. I think some may think this is a black IPA. No, this is a schazbier. Very light in flavor, aroma and body but quite dark in the pour. An. Excellent example of the style.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the can. aroma some roasted malt honey, brown sugar. flavor more sugar than molasses, malt and that is all folks
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin and bland, lightly roasted with a touch of cola. Dull palate and rather metallic. Bleh.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can. Deep brown pour with small tan foam to a little layer. Super sweet nose with vegetal DMS and big black olive. Taste is tangy, over carbonated, dry wood shavings, vegetal oddities. Powdery, mealy apple palate.
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emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I definitely enjoyed this beer. Roasty notes with a bit of sweetness. A little bit of smokiness. Dark black pour with small off white head. Moderate carbonation with medium body. Slightly smokey taste with easy finish. I think i may like this beer more than most, but the price is right and the beer is pretty good for what it is,
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From notes. First reviewed 12/3/2011. Served on tap in a pint glass at Lockhartís BBQ.
The beer is a dark brown color with a ruby tint in the edges. A small off-white film is all that exists for a head.
Light roasted malts, slightly bitter with some caramel sweetness. The aroma is very light.
The flavor is mellow roasted malt with some milky sweet chocolate. Metallic and a bit of citrus toward the end. Fairly flat flavor with not much hop presence at the end.
This has crisp carbonation but a mild flavor, resulting in a watery sensation. The body is on the light side.
I ordered this because I am a fan of American Black Ales, but this barely qualifies for the category. It tastes like a boring over-carbonated porter or something.
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark brown, light thin head. Mild roasty aroma. Not much taste and with a light finish. Palate is pretty thin.
ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft @ Lockhartís BBQ. Advertised as a Black Ale. Really nothing special here, but nothign terrible here. Iíve just had a lot better beers in this category.