BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma is slightly vegetive with locorice and chocolate, berries. Taste of berries , vanilla chocolate, slightly vegetal again. Sweet and bitter. Bit weird.
NikkTwist (1846) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Thick opaque pour that started with a frothy brown foam. Rich dark fruit. Chocolate nibs. Cola. Tobacco. Molasses. Unfiltered aged blackberries. Full body. Bittersweet. Not as good as the standard Black Albert (which is one of the best beers of all time) but a pleasant variation.
PhillyCraft (3643) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, pours pitch black with light to medium brown head that didnít stick around long, light lacing. Aromas of rich blackberry guts, barrel roast, dark chocolate, plums, and more sweet berries. Flavor is a nice blackberry, chocolate, and earthy tobacco. Medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Really complex and rich. Excellent.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Armin, thanks man. Pours dark with no head. Roasted malts, berries, solid but not spectacular.
jcnielsen (2399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to armin for sharing. Pours a black color with brown head. Chocolate, berry, roasty flavors. Fun beer to try.
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, small ring of brown carbonation and an aroma of dark fruit and sweet roasty malt. Flavor is rich meld of high end dark chocolate and dark berries finished very smooth for being 13%
arminjewell (7539) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks James! Dark black pour with big foamy caramel colored head, aroma brought notes of blackberry, berry, hints of dark fruit, chocolate, roast, nice port, wine notes pretty nice smelling. Taste is a mix of nice dark fruit, dark chocolate, roast, nice berry, dark red berries into some oak, red wine, slight anise in there finishing sweet, slightly roasty. Nice.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at avenue ale house. Not sure if port or bourbon...thinner cola black hue and auburn edges with a thin ring if beige head...charred woody barrel nose, cocoa and light fruit. Not assertive blackberry... Flavors are more of the same. Softer fruit char bitter ash and chocolate. Semisweet but lightly bitter. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation.
bnielsen13 (255) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Arminís. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is raisins, dark fruit, oak, molasses, roasty, slight berry. Flavor is dark fruit, toffee, oak barrel, Nice beer.
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Armin @ Arminís - dark black pour with a thick tan head. Nose is malty a touch boozy and a hint of berry. Taste is really nice, huge roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Hint of berry. Fairly boozy finish, but dry and bitter.