kidmartinek (3307) - 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 (228) - 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 (517) - 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 (64) - - 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 (179) - 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 (3001) - 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 (1343) - 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.
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I must hate my self tonight for I have chosen a Whistler beer to review. Dark brown with a spotty film floating on top...... looks sad. Aroma is bad strong coffee that has been sitting in the pot way to long, some peanuts and all combined with hidden hops. Feels so dry..... almost like the way diet coke feels (not tastes) Taste is better but is some how held back, coffee, nuts, and I want to say cherry soda but I know that’s wrong. 5-2 the OILERS are crushing the flames....SUCK IT GLENCROSS!!! Is there a decent Whistler beer to drink? only time and the rest of this mix pack can tell.
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
I love the presentation. Aroma of dates - that’s the best aroma of dates that I had from a beer. Flavour is too sweet and feeble though. Very watery. More like a Vitamalz. Pretty disappointing.
bcBelgianbrew (79) - , British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think it looks great. Pitch black, with a tinge of red when held up to light. Mine poured a good head, though I poured it boldly, straight down into the glass. A beautiful tan crema. The appearance of Black Tusk is the best part. As others have commented, thin on the palate. Many may like this. I prefer something thicker. It’s a mild ale, not a Belgian strong or an oatmeal stout. Old Yale Brewing Company’s "Sasquatch Stout" has better flavor and mouthfeel. I make the comparison b/c they are both micro-breweries near Vancouver, BC, sharing shelf-space. Take the sasquatch.