yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the state of Oregon for this one. Very dark in color. Some belgian malts and dark chocolate. Some bubbles and caramel. Sweet taste of chocolate and roasted malts. A little bready body but overall nice.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jimmack Invitational 2007. Very dark brown in color. Aroma is roast, light notes of chocolate and yeast. Taste is roast, chocolate, slight tart cherry. Finishes roasty, with belgian yeast and faint notes of spice.
5000 (5655) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep cola in color, large fizzy light beige head, sparce lacing, lively carbonation.   Black malt nose, seems slightly
sweet, minor notes of dark pitted fruit and cane sugar.   Extremely subtle roastiness.   Soft roasted malt tongue, softer lactose
like sweetness, Black malts, mild dark pitted fruit.   This one comes across as a very pale Blackbier crossed with a very pale Belgian
Dubbel.   Its fairly spritzy too, quite bubbley on the tongue.   Interesting beer, its like German and Belgian all at the same time.
I prefer the two seperate, but as a whole its not bad.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Lingering roasted malts, Black malt,
and milk sugar.   Seems to become more of the Belgian Dubbel sweetness, on top of a German Blackbier.   Its also a fairly clean
beer, no nasty risiduals.   Seems like authentic examples from both regions.   Thanks Bill for this rare gem!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007
black, fine beige head,
sweet chocolate malt aroma,
rich chocolate malt flavor, thin winey character, sweet chocolate flavor,
Score: 3.1 to 3.3
sweet chocolate and licorice aroma,
sweet milky chocolate flavor, touch of ripe fruits including dates and raisons, the appearance of the fruits is taking this up a notch
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from JJPM. Aroma isnít great... slightly herbal, roasty, and, kind of icy, really. Very fizzy head on the pour. Taste is much better, with roastiness up front, mild sugars, ash, and a caramelly finish. A touch of belgian yeast, though not much. Very drinkable, especially warm. Enjoyable.
ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of TomDecapolis!! Pours really dark brown almost black with a medium sized tan colored head. Aroma is nice, some chocolate, raisins, dried fruits, yeast. Flavor is chocolate, yeast, raisin, alcohol, caramel, roasted malts. Palate is medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, finishes somewhat sweet and a little warm. A really nice brew all around.
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
thanks to blake for sharing.
dark pour, small tan head, not much lace. Wierd aroma alcohols bread dough, and some hard to place soapy characters. Hints of bubble gum. Palate is avg. Flvor has lots of bubble gum and that wierd soapiness. Black patent dominates some breads are the only belgian character showing through. Pretty blah.
1FastSTi (3235) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours to a black body with a tiny bubbled dense creamy brown head. The aroma is like a raisin-bubblegum and dish soap. The flavor is black malt, creamy, and earthy, and soapy malts. Something doesnít jive. The palate is average and earthy. Iím not a fan.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Blake! Poured a very deep brown, almost black with a short cap of deeper brown head. Aroma picked up a hefty dose of spiced yeasty goodness.. some choclate and caramel.. rather odd almost cardboard-ey presence with a touch of lemon and increasing detergent as it warmed.
Flavor also had a solid basis in the yeast with some chocolate and toasty caramel maltage.. rather warm from the alcohol presence and dusty detergent toward the back... picked up some brown sugar too. About medium-bodied on the palate with decent carbonation.. moderate bitterness too with a warm, toasty finish. OK, but not much better.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... O-Town Throwdown Part Deux... Pours a dark, mostly clear, orange, but sits practically black in the glass with a small, creamy, khaki head. Notes of chocolate, banana, coffee and tobacco dominate the aroma. The flavor is tangy and sweet with hunks of dark chocolate and observations of bitter charcoal, light spice and mild acidity. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes tangy and burnt with the relatively high ABV well-disguised. Dangerously easy-drinking! Thanks to kp for driving all the way to O-Town to share this brew!