JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2017 Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finger of head, black colored body.
Smell is roasted malt, burnt wood and chocolate with good balance.
Taste has a great roast malt flavor with a little sweet bite.
Fizzy texture. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Slightly sticky.
A pretty good black ale.
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear brown with a beige head of foam. Sweet and toasty with a caramel and brown sugar character. Sweet. Medium body and medium carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention. Aroma is moderate roast and chocolate malt with light nuttiness and earthy hops. Flavor is moderate roast and chocolate malt with light earthy hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2017
On tap at the Portland location. Poured a near black color with a small sized tan head. Some chocolate and roast. deyholla (12582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the San Diego location. Pours a near clear earthy dark brown with a tan head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a combination of dark grains, roasted malts and a bit of chalky chocolate. Flavor has a combination of sweet dark grains and chocolate with a hint of roast underlying. Oakes (19349) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Dark brown, medium head, cocoa and light chocolate on the nose, light body, mellow.
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Pours a dark cola color with a dark beer malt aroma. Taste is clean, crisp, dry amd simple. No distinct flavor, but light and smooth finish. Wish there was more complex flavor but a nice beer for the style. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2016
On tap at Hop City. So tasty, the roasted flavours have a hint of chocolate but not much bitterness, great beer. onceblind (10861) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Deep dark brownish under a thin ivory cap. Dark malty aroma with a kiss of coffee and roast. Smooth dark flavor that’s got cocoa and a little brown malt with a biscuity base and a kiss of Java. Like an aggressive schwarzbier (note-I didn’t know this was a schwarz when I was rating it). adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Dark brown, almost black. Soft mocha smell. Light & almost fruity with just about no aftertaste. adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Wonderful, but have to knock points of for being called the Sinistor. I?d expect it to be darker.