tsd08460 (138) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, floral, raisin,
Appearance: black, clear, brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, abrupt finish
kambei70 (762) - - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015 bottle Black beer with medium mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Taste is roasted malts, some chocolate notes and caramel. There is a little hop bitterness in there. Light-Medium bodied.
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retinadoc (150) - - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Faint non-descript aroma, with less than average carbonation. Sweet, but not much else. Black color, obviously. Disappointing lack of complexity and gravitas, and I’m partial to black beers. Could use some more hops, caramel, or just plain old ABV.
RhetoricalAns (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bier Markt. Dark mahogany pour, few tan bubbles for a head. Aroma, roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel. taste has some light espresso, fairly sweet, fruity. Little carbonation, slightly slick body. Interesting beer.
ffbot (28) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a glass, zero head and zero carbonation. Weird, actually. No lacing of course.
The smell is fruity, sweet, syrupy, and dark.
The coloring is midnight brown, kind of like coffee, but no haziness to it.
The taste, again - fruit, syrup. Sweetness. Interesting mouthfeel, goes down like water. A bit too sweet and fruity for my taste.
It was okay, it was worth trying. I overpaid for it and wouldn’t buy it again though.
It does match well with Brazilian food. I had it with black beans, sausage, steak, and slow cooked beef.
blackisle (1097) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 35.5cl. (from Gourmondo.de). Color deep brown (but clear), good but loose foamy tan head, diminishes slowly, thin layer remains, good lacing; sweet malty aroma, roasted, cocoa, dark fruit, sugar syrup; taste medium to heavy sweet, tropical fruits, sugary; medium body, oily to watery texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste fruity sweetness and slightly bitter; difficult to categorize, kind of light fruit beer, though a bit thin on the whole nice enough for me.
lello4ever (221) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Scura, quasi nera con riflessi rossi, schiuma marrone chiaro di media persistenza. Aroma di malto e caramello, che si conferma al palato con predominanza di dolce del malto. Corpo leggero, poco carbonata.
Slaktmasken (70) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. Pours almost black with a large tan head. Malty aroma. Surprised me alot.
BierMeHoos (296) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is black and very dark. Aroma is sweet fruit. Taste isn't as strong as the aroma but similar. Palate is low carbonation and thin. Overall interesting beer but not overly amazing.
BigYtBear (15) - Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a really tasty black beer. We paired it with black bean stew. Black beans, ribs, sausage, and some goat cheese. The flavor of the beer is really good.
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