CacheManyHose (164) - HONG KONG - JUN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smells of crisp nutty malt, bit of grassy hop. Tastes of malt/corn, thin but crisp body, not as black as I expected.
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I get that mild are called milds for a reason but this one is simply too mild, though the intense black of the pour would be fun to spring on people who think all dark beers are intensely roasty malty beasts.
WheatKing (1274) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Garricks, Victoria. Pours opaque very dark brown, off-white head. Nose is berry, nuts, choc. Flavour is really creamy, like a very light milk stout, mouthfeel is very full. Subtle and rich. Clean finish. What a nice surprise!
kidmartinek (3536) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour. White head. Lightly roasted maly aroma. Flavors of mild barley malt where the bitterness covers up the sweetness. Head vanishes. Finisbes with a little caramel malt.
simonblaine (273) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of light coffee and chocolate, pours black with little head. Taste is like a black ale should, but like its on a diet. Good, not great, but easy to drink.
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vadie (630) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur noir avec un col moyenne beige/marron. L’arôme est du malt avec un peu du caramel. D’abord le goût est du malt, puis du caramel, ensuite une finale très, très légèrement amer. Bien équilibré, facile à boire.
brleo (68) - - SEP 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 A decent beer reminiscent of a schwarzbier (black lager). The only beers I can think of that are similar are Vancouver Island Brewery’s Hermann’s Dark Lager and Okanagan Spring Brewery’s Brewmaster’s Black, both excellent choices.
Black Tusk is milder than these two. Aroma is fresh, slight malt, faint chocolate and coffee. Taste is very mild given its black appearance, so mild that I think non-dark beer drinkers could enjoy this if they can go so far as having a brown ale of some kind. For me, it’s kind of drab. The aroma is faint, the taste is rather lacklustre. It’s by far not a bad beer, but it’s nothing astonishing.
Overall, for a dark, its very easy-going. A good choice to introduce non-dark beer drinkers to.
mattyhennessy (269) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour jet black with a darkish foam. A sight level of smoke flavour balanced with nutty chocolate with just a hint of chocolate and fruit. Light bodied for easy and smooth consumption. A nice winter beer.
solidfunk (3658) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The best part of this is the faint trace of smokiness, but even that isn’t well integrated. Pours dark clear brown (you know what I mean), without much head or lacing. Average carbonation. Finishes a little sour with an unreachable ideal of hops present. On tap at The Beagle Pub.
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I kind of liked this. Jet black. Chocolate, nuts, vanilla all present. Pretty light bodied. Drinkable for sure. By the end i was convinced it was rootbeer.