troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Very deep brown pour with decent looking lacing. Anise, char, tobacco and burnt caramel aromas. Flavors include light chocolate, coffee, licorice, some wood, herbal bitterness and some earthy spice. Thinner body compared to other beers in this style. The flavors worked well though.
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark dense pour with a foamy beige head. Aroma is licorice and a hint of citrus. Taste is roasty and heavy licorice. Medium to dense palate. Lingering finish.
AWISLguy (1978) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Pours a foamy black with a brown head. Lotta lace from all the foam. Aroma has roast and caramel and some molasses. Nothing too strong. Later down the glass, some black malts show through. Taste is of sweet caramel, some roast, light licorice. Medium bodied with some alcohol. Finishes more sweet than bitter, but in that blend palate. Interesting take on the style. No real hop presence but not a bad brew. 13.3
mrjaxson (393) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A rainbow of taste, from hoppy sharp bitterness to malty sweetness to, on a distant finish, dry bitterness. Best when it is drank cold. Imbibed on tap at the MKE Ale House.
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black of course with a thick head. It has a palate like a stout, thick and heavy. It has a fair amount of hops, but also a thick, rich palate. I am not sure about the style designation, but it is a solid beer.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-thin foamy tan-black. A-licorice/roasty-dk malt. T-roasty dk malt, earthy hops.
akoeninger (577) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a black beer. Smells hoppy and almost burnt. Nice balance of hop and roasted flavors. Really hits the spot for both hops and malt. Easy-drinking, a great stand by.
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jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aptly named, Black Iron pours black into the glass with a huge head of creamy tan foam. Nose is hops and burnt malt. Nice viscosity and mouthfeel, the beer is very flavorful with a nice blend of dark roasted malt and hops. A quality beer that pairs well with a variety of nuts or cheeses.
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black. .. Light brown head...aroma is strong.. Lights ya up.. Taste is chocolate caramel, very smooth..lawesome
wlajwl (4933) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pine/spruce and a hint of mint. The flavor is heavy dark malts, a hint of chocolate and nuttiness, mild sweetness and a bitter finish.