BlackHaddock (3496) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I took a bottle of this to the Pre-Brugge Beer Festival bottle exchange in De Bierboom on 31st Jan 2014: just for shit and giggles.
Everyone loved (well almost everyone): it’s sickly sweet and malty. No one wanted to dilute it, so there were loads of shot glasses being necked of this extract around the room, great fun.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leighton, thanks for the solid hookup, bro. This shit is crazy. Pours an oily midnight brown with no head. Coats the glass. Soy, chocolate/cocoa beans, syrup, molasses, brown sugar, prunes, maybe a thick-ass old port wine, and a splash of balsamic. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a syrupy, coating mouthfeel. Fucken weird. How is this a malt liquor? Man, it’s unusual. Really cool to try this oddball.
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Handbottle ][ RBWG Afterparty Day 1 ][ PET ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Thanks Leighton for the rarest black malt liquor tick. Pepsican #1 want. Inky staining black pour, looks like used motor oil. Huge staining on the sides of the glass. Nose is major charred brown sugar, Mikkeller black style, amaretto, almost sweet like Port or Madeira, huge prune juice. Taste is sweet, cherry juice, prune, oily. Like real, syrupy balsamic vinegar made with prune juice. Really not bad. Solid chug.
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 12, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared by Leighton at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a black sauce like color with no head that so ever. Aroma has notes of sweet dark grains, sauce and a hint of prunes. Flavor is full of raisins and prunes with a dark grain backbone.
jtclockwork (7991) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brought to my room by Leighton because he hates humanity and wants us all to share in its suffering. Pours black tar - literally - tar, oil, like something that would come out of your car after an oil change. Nose and taste of black licorice, maple syrup, plum, maybe some gasoline. Hard to say. Full as full bodied gets. Viscous.
Also, I need a label for this if anyone’s got one. Please let me know.
jcnielsen (2003) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at aLoft courtesy of leighton. Pours a deep black color with minimal tan head. Prune, deep roasty aromas. Prune, oily, plum flavors. Whoa, tough beer.
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ Beer Fart Dunegeon Aloft. Pours a black appearance with no head. Super thick. Massive molasses, ashy, tire fire aroma. Super fucken thick goopy death. Plum ! Disgusting. Fuck u smith.jkjkjkjkjjjkjkkjk
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Cheers to Harrioni for insisting I had an extra large pour of this malt likka whale. The pour’s black with no head. The nose is orange candy floss. Strong licorice. A bit of runny crap. The taste isn’t much better. Extremely sweet and oily. Crazy residual sugars, licorice. Motor oil. Thick, nasty on the palate. Overall, really poor.
Mandson1 (1) - Batley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful refreshing drink with lemonade...this malt is ’taken’ (not drunk)..’for its perceived medical and nutritional benefits", notably its high vitamin C content. Second, it is not sipped neat, but diluted with lemonade or milk. When mixed with the former it becomes "Sheffield Stout" and tastes like a malty cross between dandelion and burdock and bitter shandy, with a faint caramel kick. Can’t believe this is now out of production after the Government’s budget tax relief changes. Such a shame and loss of heritage.
jsquire (3398) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Special thanks to chriso for sharing this odd drink. Black beer and still. Big fruity alcohol nose of port and sherry. The mouth feel is so odd. It is so thick it almost holds it shape in your mouth. Too thick to be oily. Tastes like a rich port with molasses, brown sugar and raisin bread. So thick it coats the glass. I assume it would be better mixed into something.