RateBeer
overall
37
34
style

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Don't let its looks deceive you. Though it may resemble a porter or a stout, this is a light bodied ale with a pleasant hint of molasses. Don't be afraid of the dark.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
targhee (30) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Very light for the style. Dark color, little head, and light in alcohol. Lacked any malty or hoppy flavors. Good mouth feel and with low octane, easy to drink as a session beer. Like the can, art and writing.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Opaque black color, with modest head and very thin body. Little aroma. Sweet molasses taste. No hops.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2011
I bought this beer with the best intentions, and the highest hopes. I thought, "Wow, Black Ale, the Widow Maker, named after horrible pneumatic drill that killed a dozen men". I was so disappointed. I drank all six beers in the pack, and it was honestly the worst drinking experience of my life. The beer has a terrible sweet flavor. It was a struggle to swallow every sip, so I drank them all as fast as I could to put a limit on my agony. Thanks anyways, Keweenaw.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6941) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Another experience with craft beer in a can which sadly can’t be recycled for homebrewing. Pours into my pinta dark brown/black. It looks mega stout like. It also has a small foamy tannish/off-white head tat leaves some lacing. Smell is a mix of dark malts and sugar, namely brown sugar. There is a hint of nuttiness and not much hops. Tastes roasty, nutty, dark, with some can taste in the first few sips and hints of chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is pretty good, it is light, but not watery, it helps this beer to go down really smooth. That being said, it is a bit too light, seems like a good summer session beer but nothing too amazing flavor wise. Overall it is a highly drinkable brew, nothing I would grab again probably, but worth a try at least. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 01-07-2010 23:26:26

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2011
12 oz can. Pours dark brown black with tan head. Aroma of faint smoke, light dark roast grain ans small signs of cocoa. Flavor is much the same, light malt back bone, off-dry with some metallic notes. Mouth feel is light and some what watery with high carbonation. Overall, easy drinking brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
12oz can. Poured a dark brown color with a large sized tan head. Aromas of roast, nuts, and some chocolate. Tastes of roast, nuts, chocolate, and some caramel. Thin and somewhat watery body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Pours black, thin head, effervescent bubbles. Roasted malt notes, hidden plums. Moderate roasted malt flavor, lightly sour. Medium-light body. Could pass as a porter, just ok.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2010
aroma- sour maltiness, hay, some sweetness. pours dark brown with tan head. taste is roasted malt, nutty, grass, light sweetness, tastes like a lager with additives. palate is light bodied and carbonated.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
I wanted to like this beer, I really did. It was perfectly mediocre, with a mildly cereal malt nose and no hop character. Dark brown and slightly hazy, the beer felt undercarbonated. Out of a can (as sampled), it retained as little head as one would expect from a storebrand soda. Given the taste and mouthfeel, I would call it a passable boat beer if you’d like to drink local and can get it.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10608) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a short lived tan head. S: Not a very appealing nose on this beer. Burnt malts and a definite acidity, presumably from the dark grains. A bit of a butter aroma, too. T: A mild, mellow roast flavor along with some almost pleasant notes of creamy milk chocolate. Unfortunately, a fair amount of acidity and some metallic notes, especially on the finish. M: The body is light to medium with a fairly light carbonation. D: Nothing about this beer really did it for me. The nose was certainly not appealing and the flavor wasn’t really any better.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 11


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50