shrubber85 (10357) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cherry, chocolate malt, and grass aroma. Very dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet tart cherry, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Dry finish. Very good.
JaBier (6773) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear mahogany brown pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel and metal. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a caramel finish.
edgallow (3564) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, coffee and some toffee.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/3/16. On tap, World of Beer - Destin. Brown pour under a small khaki head. Light aroma, nutty, mild chocolate. Thin flavor, caramel, chocolate, light, doughy. Thin body. Eh.
Block (2165) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I certainly wouldn’t call this a black beer. It’s a brown ale. Brown pour, thin head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is sweet, roasted malts. Definitely a brown ale. To look at this beer as a stout - it would rate very poorly.
veggieBen (11) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep chocolate color with a thin white head that dies quickly
A light earthy smell that could almost be missed
The taste is lightly sweet lightly bitter. It is exactly what any stout should be.
A smooth light body and slight finish really round this beer out nicely.
SanfordBrewer (1463) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2016
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Opaque mahogany with lasting beige head. Medium body with very high carbonation.
aroma: roasted malt, faint cacao, leafy hops, faint rubbery phenols and astringent notes.
taste: tart roasted grain acidity, roasted/black grain astringent bite, floral/leafy hops.
csaso (2041) - Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - fair size foamy head, very dark brown color, definite roasty and chocolately malt aroma and flavor, not overly sweet, which is good, not bad overall
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marcus (8894) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark chocolate flavor with a dry smoky finish.
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a very large foamy monster of a brown crown that fades away much to slowly. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, grains, chocolate and a touch of sourness. Taste of dark roasted malts, coffee and notes of peat and very faint chocolate. Chalky and bitter