robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark brown with a red tint, and a small khaki head.
smell is of sour malt, cocoa, and hops.
taste is dry, cocoa, malt, roasted nuts, grain, and hops. ends on the dry side and somewhat bitter.
5000 (5607) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, cola hued edges, moderate light beige head, spotty lacing.   Combination roasty malts and coffee on the nose.   Somewhat of an acrid roastiness on the tongue, a little nutty, burnt shells
perhaps.   A little tart on the backside, remains roasty with a little bit of ash.   Tiz okay.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes quickly, a little dry and roasty.   Tiz okay, average for the style I guess.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, grass, bread, hops and straw.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Taphouse Grill. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight breadish. Roasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and dark roasted. Mild sweet caramelish note. Ends somewhat bitter and medium dry.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint @ Sweet Lou’s. Much too sweet for my liking. No hops to speak of which would have provided some much needed balance. Smoky and dark and overwhelming. Not my favorite.
woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - JUL 23, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I very much enjoyed Three Skulls "Hop The Plank IPA" but have been very dissappointed with the next two of their offerings. The Black Beard tastes overwhelmingly of vinegar although its aroma suggests otherwise. Flat after pouring with little residual bubble and no head, tastes more like a smoked porter with very pronounced smokey tones washed out by white vinegar and then with a lingering smoke taste in your mouth. Not worth the $6 and not worth drinking the rest of the bottle.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Some smoked aroma. Dark coloured rich on the palate malty and pale with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a slightly bacon flavoured finish.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22. Pours a murky, almost opaque ebony. Loose tan film on top. Tart and tangy nose...uh-oh. A little buggy to go with the mildly roasty. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty, slightly toasty and ashy mid-palate, with a little bit of oranges and orange peel that...definitely weren’t supposed to be there. Roasty finish. Might be decent. Maybe re-rate if word comes around that they remedy the QA.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Big Star in Seattle. Pours very dark brown. Nice smooth chocolate aroma. Med body. Flavor is smooth dark roast malt, and there is a bit of chocolate. Bitter as well. Ok drink. Much better than the pils. But then flavor is always better than no flavor.