jbruner (3032) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to trade with jdb288! Pours an opaque black with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave light lace. Aroma of resinous pine hops and a nice roast black malt base. Taste follows, amazing balance and still very hoppy. Alcohol is nowhere to be found until you are done and tipsy, medium carbonation, very very nice for the style.
PotjeBier (2077) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can, shared @ Borresteijn’s. Dark color, but not quite black/opaque. Beige head. Aroma’s of resin, drop/licorice, bay leaves, zwart-wit. Retronasal it’s moderate sweet, drop. Flavor is moderate sweet, roast, drop, moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Long finish with resin, moderate bitter, roast, coffee.
ronaldtheriot (1573) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blakkr has a very thick, beige, creamy head, a very dark brown (NOT blakkr than blakk, though) appearance, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of bright, citrus, indistinguishable fruit, with maybe a background bread. Taste is of black bread, some not-so-strong bitterness, and sweet, fruity, hops (yes, I said "sweet"). Mouthfeel is medium, and Blakkr finishes semi-dry and easy drinking (for a 10% beer, which presents no alcohol). RJT
Borresteijn (5572) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5L can, thanks Potje! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, brown malts, coffee, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malty, grapefruit, caramel, coffee, hint of laurel, mint, pumpernickel, bitter hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Good.
kathouse (1308) - Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks cards04! Very dark with a thin tan foam. Aroma is pine, wood, ash, and coffee. Chocolate, hop bitterness, and burnt wood top this full bodied black ale. Finish is anise and tobacco. Plenty complex but not as good as the 3 Floyds version.
phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can from arminjewell- thanks again, Armin! Lives up to its name on the pour. Black as night, with a small off-white head that leaves a ring, streaky lace, and small wisps of film. Roasted and toasted malts, tobacco, earth, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, and a little citrus peel. At first I detected a kind of soy/umami note that went away after breathing for a minute. The whole thing mellows over time. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty, bitter mouthfeel. Good black IPA.
Christpuncher (2177) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
another monster beer at tap at binnys LP. nice hoppy beer with some roasted malt flavors and some pine flavors. pours tan with a thick tan head. smells like hopps. decent beer, not the 99 it is supposed to be though.
Ratman197 (11512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, floral notes, charcoal and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, charcoal, pine, earthinmess and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty grapefruit finish.
BucannonXC5 (1131) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: My cousin Sam
Purchased: N/A; Received July 24, 2015
Consumed: July 24, 2015
Misc.: Canned on March 30, 2015; Collaboration with Three Floyds and Real Ale
Poured a pitch black color with 4-to-5 fingers of khaki tan, rocky tan head. Above average sporadic spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention. A really good looking beer. (Sight - 4.38)
Smelled a good mix of malts and hops. Got smoky notes, spicy pepper, faint ashtray, pine, hops, slightly spoiled fruit, roasty malts, dark fruits and chocolate. (Smell - 3.88)
Tasted slightly better than the nose. Got black licorice, vegetables, smoky ashtray, dark fruit - cherry or raspberry - reminding me of one of the See’s Candies, earthy, pine, light grapefruit rind, roasty malts and Citra zest. Did not taste 9.99 percent for sure. Maybe 7.2 pct. tops. (Taste - 4.13)
Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.13)
This was just a really good version of an American Black Ale, which is not surprising coming from Surly. (Overall - 4.13)
4.09 92 A-
MarcoDL (3086) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at tasting. Black pour. Aroma of malt, passion fruit and gumball. Taste has lots of malt, some passion fruit, caramel, sweet booze and some fruit. Nice, but bit too alcoholic.
Mark_Eck (1250) - - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bitter pine hoppiness and roasted malts.