Jado (393) - Camp Hill, - NOV 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola-coloured body with a thinnish beige head. Aroma is light, mainly roasted malt. Taste is also fairly light, with mild coffee and deep malt flavours, followed by a dry finish. A bit thin on the palate, but not watery. It’s definitely well balanced and quite approachable. Not bad.
vadie (379) - 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 (51) - - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. Overall, a good beer, but for a dark, its very easy-going. A good choice to introduce non-dark beer drinkers to. Another quality brew from Whistler.
mattyhennessy (109) - 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 (2611) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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 (1316) - 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 (1144) - 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 (680) - 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 (69) - , 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.
KeefOz (631) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured an opaque black with a red tint. Very thin beige coloured bubble head. Poor lacing. Aroma slightly of roasted grain. Taste initally of sweet malt then roasted grain. Light body. Smooth, light finish.
Bif (1197) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mahogany color with a nice tan head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma with roasted malt, dark chocolate with some dark fruit and bit of coffee. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth with a bit of a creamy texture. Easy drinker, nothing fancy.