crackedmachine (479) - 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 (2059) - 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 (2529) - 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.
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
gormanb (174) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.