TheMaha (56) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh 16oz can poured into an over-sized Barolo tulip.Man the aroma tells you from the git that you’re going on a ride. The smell is very rich and complex. The earthy and floral hop notes jump to the fore. Seriously brash barnyard and coffee aromas follow. I picked up just a bit of chocolate, overall it reminded very much of a floral coffee like a peaberry or Guatemala but with dank hop characteristics.The appearance is where this black ale shines. . a deep dark cola color with a creamy but thin head. If anything Blakkr appears a bit under carbonated. As for the taste, there is so much going on. This is definitely a sipper-slash end of evening-slash"dessert beer. It has the weight and mouthfeel of a substantial porter or stout with the earthy hop kick. By turns there is the dual bitterness of the hops and espresso like malts,then a strong molasses like sweetness and a delightful liquorice bite in the back end. The alcohol is well hidden in the taste but you will feel it by the end of the can. Absolutely no burn. The palate is very solid, It is sweet and bitter, round and dry by turns with a nice pop of citrus. For sweet stout lovers it will be familiar, for West Coast black IPA fans it maybe hoppy enough but a bit big on the sweet malts especially as it warms. Overall, this is a very tasty and complex offering though a little spendy at about $4.50 a sixteen oz. can. Savor a Blakkr reflectively or pair with a rich stew, tangy rib or decadent chocolate dessert. A very good, occasion black ale. UMPH..home town love!
czar (4362) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy dark brown with a small reviving light beige head, good retention and lacing. sweet resinous chocolate, tropical melons, lightly sweet roasted maltiness, citrus, raisiny fruitiness, dry molasses, dust, touch of ashes. average carbonation, medium body - oily and quite thick, sweetish tropical-citrusy finish. much appreciated, as opposed to my buddies. oh well.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had several other Blakkrs, so I’m glad I finally got to try this one as well. Thanks, Corey, for bringing it to DC! Draft at Churchkey. Black color, huge brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of pine forest. Taste is roasty pine. Very tasty.
TripCampbell (13) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can, drunk in a stout glass. Hop and chocolate aroma, nut brown head. Crisp Carmel taste
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low-medium beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of resin, pine, citrus, roasted malt. Taste is of sugar, pine, resin, bitterness, coffee. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Nice malt features. Coffee.
tom10101 (2758) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. From Andrew, thanks! Dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of mocha, roasted malt, chocolate, raisins notes and earthy presence. Taste is moderately sweet with piney notes, mocha, chocolate and light raisins. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent drinkability. Tasty stuff, but too heavy in flavors for my liking.
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Black-brown pour with mocha head. Aroma feels artificial like the bad Founders. Some coffee, nuts, mocha and a hint of hoppiness. Taste is nutty, mollasses, some roastiness ad light grassiness. Not my type.
eruizgarcia (199) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful black with foamy thick tan head. Aroma is oak, chocolate and ash, very roasty yet with a clear citrus bitterness throughout.
mR_fr0g (3095) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Dark black / caramel coloured pour with a lasting sticky tan head. Aroma is nice big piney hop, resinous, varnish, and just a touch of roast. Flavour is dark malt, pine, resin, some citrus hops. Palate is clean, chalky high carbonation. Really good black IPA.
DuffMan (6738) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Hilarious label that reminds me of a drawing that Napoleon Dynamite would do. Thickly hoppy and malty, dank wet green hop character, hearty roasted malts. Dense and delicious.
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at a Damico tasting. Pours a murky amber brown with off white head. Aroma of slight roast with caramel, citrus and some earthiness. amber brownish black with a sandy colored head. Sweet citrus taste with roast and a hop hit. True to style.