gregwilsonstl (2111) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Solid black. Very thin tan head. Tastes like marble bread. Not much taste, but smooth for how dark and bready asit is. Would be amazing with smoke or oats.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted grain, grass, herb, earth, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted grain, herbs, and coffee.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Very dark brown in color. Small but lasting head. Earthy aroma includes light hops and some anise. Roasted malts, rye bread, moderate bitterness, some cocoa and some vegetal notes in the taste. Sticky palate, but highly drinkable. Pretty good. Tasting notes from early 2012.
Bulk_Carrier (3740) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. Consumed 10/14/2012.
The appearance is a jet black colored body that leaves an off-white one finger head that lasts for at least thirty seconds. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. A thin, nice foamy filmy lacing appears and lasts through half way through the beer and then spider webs into oblivion.
The smell has chocolate up front with some light malty-aroma like qualities inside of a sort of coffee.
The taste is balanced between the previously mentioned flavors and adds an earthy sort of hemp as well.
On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a dry aftertaste. It still feels great on my tongue and maintains a decent drinkability for the beer.
Overall, this is a good beer for me, though the hops were more subdued than most "black ales" (mostly non-existent) I still liked it and would have it again.
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: June 30, ’12
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
A: Roasted malt with some grain notes and a hint of a sweet chocolate.
A: Pours black with a very small head that quickly fades and leaves little to no lacing.
T: Follows the nose with roast malt and earthy notes. Finishes dry with a bittersweet chocolate.
P: Medium body, smooth and well balanced.
O: Much better than I expected. Very quaffable, easy to drink the whole 6 before you realize it...
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of biscuit malt. The flavor has some strong roasted malt notes as well as some cocoa and hemp notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
GoldForg (11) - Hainesville, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great dark chocolate color with a thick initial head. Nutty notes and a clean finish for a dark beer.
MarkSachon (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle (screw top) from Baruni’s in Baden, PA. Perhaps a tad too sweet, but overall quite enjoyable. For a black ale it holds up just fine.
b3shine (8123) - Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft to pint. Looks solid; a transparent orangish-brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells doughy. Tastes like it smells with a weird taste that detracts from the flavor. Average (at best) on the palate. Underwhelming.
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Roots. Pours a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a has a combination of musty pine and creamy dark grains. Flavor has dark grains wIth a pretty song grassy hop note with a hint of dirt.
thirdeye11 (6064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle thanks to mora2000) clear brown, ring of light tan head. Nose of milk chocolate, hemp, bit of chlorine, Seeds of some kind. Taste of smoke, brown sugar, dry, bacon, Cream, medium body, medium body, well carbonated.