edgallow (3332) - 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 (7723) - 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 (2073) - 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 (7) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
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 (1449) - 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 (1962) - 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 (8598) - 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 (2816) - 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
jgb9348 (5434) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body, almost fully opaque with a nice dense light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and a bit of lactose. Medium-bodied; Strong earthy malt at first, but the chocolate and roasted malt really comes out right afterwards. Aftertaste shows some vanilla, oak, lactose and especially coffee, along with the sweet chocolate. Overall, a nice and very rich beer complete with a good chocolate flavour throughout. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from [of all places] Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom Trail) in Orlando, Florida for US$2,50 on 01-October-2015 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Eve, 24-December-2015.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Null. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Dark chocolate, roasty, and some caramel. Lighter floralness.