cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cavie. Very dark color, white head. I do smell the hint of liquorish, but it's not overpowering. Maybe a hint of coffee in the flavor. Feels a little thin in the mouth.
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of wheat, clove and Belgian yeast. Interesting dark color for a beer that leans toward this style. Full and smooth. Nice head retention. Flavors blended well with some citrus combined with the wheat and traditional spices. Unique.
DrunkSanta410 (770) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark black, little head. Aroma of spices, pepper, faint black licorice. Taste is spices, definitely anise with faint pepper. Malts mellow out the wit in this, more of a spiced ale to me. Medium body, light carbonation. Unique.
texrx (40) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour: dark, dark brown with a small tan head. Smell: like an imperial stout w/ raisin & dark chocolate notes - a hint of caramel. Slight alcohol scent. Taste: like an imperial stout w/ a delicate wheat base. Raisin, dark chocolate and apricot notes. Some pine resin, too! Mouthfeel: Dry, slightly bitter finish. Goes down very smooth..... Very unique. Could use more wheat. A belgian yeast would be awesome! Still an A beer! :)
jerseyjohn71 (282) - corsicana, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, toast, roasty, im getting a [root beer] char - back round flavor, resin, grass, floral, clove, anise, cough drop, licorice, black, hazy, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
ronaldtheriot (1630) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
No Label Black Wit-O has a very thin, beige head, a dark, ruby-brown-black appearance, fierce, tiny bubble streams, and almost no lacing. Aroma is of licorice, dark malt, and sweet, brown bread. Taste is more bready than licorice, but that is certainly present. Bitterness is nil. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Black Wit-O finishes semi-dry and a bit bland and dull. RJT
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Mongoose vs Cobra. Brownish-black color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, yeast and spice. Medium body with flavors of roast malt, herbal yeast and mild coffee. The finish is roasty malt and spices. Decent overall.
Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear and very dark. 2 finger head that quickly disperses. No lacing. Love the smell. Lots of licorice with a bit of wheat. Taste is similar to smell. Licorice in the primary flavor. Mouth feel is light and crisp. Surprisingly light for the amount of flavor. I love the licorice taste. This one gets points for having more licorice flavors than any other beer I’ve tried.
TXBadger (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black with tan colored head. Roasted malt, coffee, and just a hint of anise on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more roasted malt.
Pershing (497) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black into a goblet. Fast disappearing head with no lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee with a little spice and yeast. Not much visual carbonation with a smooth silky mouthfeel. Clean dry finish. Not bad at all.
Narnad (1515) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark black color with a very quick fading, tan colored head. Aroma has a good deal of roasted notes too it, light sweetness at the end of the nose with some light coffee and licorice notes. Flavor has a very washed out roastedness. Light sweet anise notes at the very end but honestly not much there. Body is pretty thin with not fine, semi-sharp carbonation. Overall a meh brew. Not much there to make me want to drink again.