Pailhead (5378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Sweet creamy malt aroma Pours a dark brown with orange hilights when held to the light. Tan head with decent retention. Real sweet. Sugary and fruity. No hops. Decent chocolate flavor. Sweetness increases in the finish and starts to remind me of gummy livesavers.
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have a weakness for chocolate & rasberries..both of which I could grasp in both aroma and flavor. It was a bit too sweet and suprisingly thin/watery for a dark beer. I disagree with the full-bodied claim, but I was pleasantly suprised and would buy it again....if it were cheaper.
badgerben (4560) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a thin head. Bitter malt aroma and taste. Very simple, but tasty enough.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sticky sweet, like cold molasses going down your throat. Good as a novelty, but don’t see this becoming my new session beer anytime soon! But will continue to sample now and again. I especially liked the high carbonation.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a strange beer. It’s black as oil with a brown head, but it doesn’t taste dark at all. There are notes of caramel sweetness and creamy meltiness. This is a good beer that I would drink again. The aroma is very faint and the palate is not very diverse. It is a simple brew in its palate, however, it really does just taste good. For a "black beer" it’s very very drinkable.
Foxbush (1437) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This black beer was enjoyed in a Brazilian resturant. The color was a deep black. The flavor was like a creamy Porter. The taste was of nuts and malt. This was my first beer from Brazil. It was special.
movolsfan (11) - Parkville, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This black ale is well balanced and goes down easy. It has a lot of flavor.
JK (4837) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One dimensional malt aroma. Black with very small and short lived tan head. Flavor of roasted malt and barley. Complexity increases as it warms, with licorice and soy sauce coming out. Pleasant herbal/vegetal characteristics. Reminds me of a bock. Very smooth and easy to drink. Heavily carbonated. A good surprise.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Close to black with burgundy reflects. Impressive tan head. Tropical stout like sweetness in the aroma. Milky and roasty aroma where faint licorice, grains and cane sugar can be found. Light bodied, heavily carbonated. It’s not bad, actually rather tasty for a 4.4% beer, but doesn’t have characteristics I dig in that kind of beer, like a crisp and airy mouthfeel, wood notes and better overall malt balance (less raw sugariness and less porterish lactic component). Anyway, there you have it, the best Molson I’ve tried.
deuce1978 (12) - USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is perplexing, in a good way. From the bottle it pours jet black, with no head... Just a tan halo. The aroma is sour and alcoholic, with a hint of chocolate. The flavor is suprising. Sour/Tart and carbonated at first, but finishes sweet and creamy. The finish is a delightful blend of chocolate, molassses, and a slight smokey-woodsy flavor. After reading prior reviews, I was very surprised at how pleasant this beer is. Very mild and drinkable, unlike the look and aroma suggest. Very good!