strongpieman (1617) - 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 (1172) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft @ Lockhart’s BBQ. Advertised as a Black Ale. Really nothing special here, but nothign terrible here. I’ve just had a lot better beers in this category.
flatmatt (1316) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Pours black with deep red highlights and a light tan head. Mineral aroma with traces of dark fruit or brown sugar. Very light flavor, brown sugar and dark fruit are sensed first, but mostly I get toasted biscuit. Bits of apple flavors. Okay, but pretty light.
PaulUnwin (87) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a great beer, no hops or bitterness, in fact not a great flavour at all, an okay beer, but wouldn’t push to the bar for one!
Scott_Snyder (27) - USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice color, so so aroma. Very little head, though there appeared to be plenty of carbonation. Some yeast sediment throughout the beer. Just a little too sweet even for a schwarzbier.
nearbeer (4379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can, thanks to Alex. Nearly opaque ebony with a lasting disc of creamy foam above. Nose is grain, molasses, cocoa, and spicy dry grass. Flavor is similar mix with some spicy, herbal hops and a bit of smoke and ash as well. Soft carbonation and a nice balance in this light-medium bodied brew. Nice session ale.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a deep, nearly opaque black with a thin, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, cereal, and a little smoke. Flavor is pretty much in step with the aroma, but with an additional, slightly cloying sweetness. Plenty of roasted malt, not much in the way of bitterness to balance it out. Too sweet, but otherwise a decent enough schwarzbier.
targhee (30) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
milewide (1816) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque black color, with modest head and very thin body. Little aroma. Sweet molasses taste. No hops.
bpreo (2183) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2011
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
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.