hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle pours jet black w/ dark tan head that dissipates quickly to a film. Aroma of dark roasty malts,faint hop presence.
Tastes of malts,fruit,sweet mollasses. Medium carbonation with a soft mouthfeel.
Quite drinkable, will have again.
edgallow (2342) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, coffee and malts. Taste is sweet and coffee.
arnold931 (625) - Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Nose is some caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee and coffee bitterness. A little watery but good.
N3lson1 (251) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this from a twelve pack sample of six different brews. Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Nice sweet aromas of malts.Nice light beer, decent carbonation but perfectly roasted with nice notes light notes of hoppiness.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottle says Black ale, the style here is listed as brown ale. What gives?
To me it resembles and tastes more like a brown ale.
It is although a very black looking beer with a smallish foamy head that fades fast real fast.
Thin light aroma of roasted malts maybe some espresso.
Tastes of roasted burnt malts coffee and espresso. Hops can’t be tasted but has a measure of bitterness at the end.
Has porter and stoudt qualities to it.
Medium to thick mouthfeel. Watery around the edges with some grit and astringency to it.
A good middle of the road beer no matter what it’s called.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Black with no head. Lots of fruit in its nose and almost as much in its taste which includes a sticky sweetness.
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Lebowskis. Pours black, hint of liquorice, dry bitter roast, light toffee.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: (as Onyx Black Ale)
Pours slight rubied, clear black with a heavy, tan head.
Caramel malt...roast chocolate malt aroma.
Taste is creamy, light chocolate roast....
A little herbal hoppiness.
davidtjm (572) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with no head, sour malt aroma. Taste is sour, roast malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Nice
jamestulloch (1563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Black body with a thick beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of burnt toast, filter coffee, nuts and even a hint of red wine. Flavour of brown bread, weak coffee and plum. Thin body with a slightly oily texture. Light carbonation. Simple, nice.
mmill527 (80) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not too good, kind of tastes like burnt baked beans, more like a lager than an ale.