Enwiebe (41) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/31/14. Draft at Blue Note. Good solid black ale. Definitely thinner and lighter than a standard porter. However well balanced with nice dark notes without the any bitterness.
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swesson (126) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap. Pours a dark, rich burgundy color with a medium small head. Good mouthfeel. Given the color, I'm surprised it doesn't taste more full-bodied. I expected a deeper, richer chocolatey thickness, but I was head faked by this beer.
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HighlanderOne (952) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Nice toffee / cocoa aroma. Resembles a porter. Toffee and caramel flavors with creamy malt, cocoa, nut, pepper and cola notes. Great drinkability. Remarkably good.
b3shine (4218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good for the style; cola with thin off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.
Bif (1257) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep mahogany color with a small head and bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit and malt, with some chocolate in the background. Taste of malt, dark fruit, with a bit of citrus and chocolate giving the it a mild sweetness. Light bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and clean. Nice take on an old recipe. Nice beer that goes down easy.
Pierresauce (19) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight from the bottle so I’m not sure about the head, flavor is very intriguing though. some nuttiness with some coffee, caramel malt as well with a hint of banana on the nose. really nice overall, though I’m not sure I would want more than one in a row.
dtdtdtdtdt (17) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure this is an ale at all. Tastes like a dark lager and says black lager on the bottle. Shwartzbier? Good beer to have in a mixed pack but i wouldnt want this too often. Unique though...
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Their best brew by far. So completely different from fat tire for which I am very thankful for. A good standby stout!
EdInSaltLake (508) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee-like roasted, subtle banana yeast aroma. Sweet, coffee/chocolate malt flavor; a little fruity, subtle raisin-y flavor, and New Belgium’s yeast character. Kind of bitter in aftertaste--but it’s offset with some sweetness.
DrSilverworm (4747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, purchased from Crown Liquors in downtown Indianapolis several months ago. Best by date is 06-Jan-2014. Dark brown color. Good half-inch thin khaki head. Good retention. Leaves good thicker lace, nice full reaches. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, kind of soft, and slick texture. Light bitter, light spice, moderate sweet taste. Some dark fruit, syrupy aroma, caramel. Some milk chocolate. OK dark ale... A little light and sweet for me though.