mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours an opaque chocolate brown with dark amber highlights. Head is beige and creamy and leaves a good amount of lacy. Aroma is faint, consisting mostly of roasted malt and very little of the esters I expected. Flavor is lacking in complexity; it’s mostly just roasted malt flavors and bitterness. I’m just not getting much of the "Belgian" in this one. Still a good beer. But for Russian River it’s definitely lacking.
bartzluke (270) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 4 x 7 15 3.75
3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again?
Starts with plum, ends with dirt (in the best possible way). Very earthy.
rosenbergh (8418) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Clear dark coppery brown colour with a small off-white head.
Dark fruits... big time... and some yeast and sweet maltiness in the aroma.
The flavour is dark fruits... and some mild yeast, sugary sweetness and sweet malt.
BeerFunGuy (837) - California, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of a milk stout. Some chocolate flavors and lasting too. Very well done.
BeerdedDave (801) - - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewery; dark brown color; roasted malt and dark fruit aroma; a well balanced beer with roasted malt and dark fruit flavor with Belgian character; dry, slightly bitter finish
Beerman6686 (5281) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of lightly roasted malt, Belgian yeast, dark fruit. Flavor similar, like a hybrid beer of.sorts, reminded me of hell hath mo fury.
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/12/15] Draught at Russian River in Santa Rosa. Dark brown. Aroma of roast, dark fruits and licorice. Roasty flavor with dark fruits, some coffee, a bit of licorice and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
SG111 (494) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black color, small had, little lacing. Aroma is cherries, fruit, and malt. Flavor is malty, cherries, little bit of fig, and some notable Belgian qualities. Not much in the way of hops (which is notable b/c RR does hops really well). Not bad. Not exceptional (like any hoppy beers RR does).
baraciisch (2290) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red mahogany in color... Aroma of nutty brown malts, Belgian candi sugar... Flavor is sweet candi sugar, nuts, Belgian yeast on finish.... Solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RussianDragon (574) - - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample tasted at Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA. The glass was brought with several other samples. The pour was a dark chestnut brown with a moderate light tan lasting covering. Aroma is toffee, dark malt notes, and dark fruit. Flavor is sweet caramel, spice notes, and dark fruits. Medium body and carbonation with a chocolate and malt finish. From notes 2/19/13.
Stew41 (1796) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty and full flavoured for the style. Hops not particularly noticeable but then again this is styled as a ’Belgian Black’. Good depth of chocolate runs right through the palate.