BeernWhiskeyHQ (18) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Medium tan colored head. The body (as the name suggest) is completely black and delightfully sinister looking
Heavy roast notes and cocoa- not a really powerful nose, but makes me want to take my first sip even more to find out what is underneath
Very malty, coffee grounds, slightly bitter and perhaps some traditional Belgian Character to it. All of this is accompanied by a very long, persistent and extremely good finish. Very light mouthfeel and very drinkable.
gringo332 (621) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick khaki/cream head. Nose is dried fruits, light florals, yeast, and light spice. Easy palate, smoke, fruit, yeast, bitter, and ash.
gruberm (329) - - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark color. Almost black. A robust taste with a thin finish that reminds me of frost.
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Cavie (4336) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Zio Carlo. Pours a dark brown to black color. Tan head. Aroma is chocolatey with roasted malt notes. Flavor is easy roast, chocolate, malt and sweetness. Great.
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SudsMcDuff (8178) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample from bottle .. . a mild porter style, wouldnít really call it a belgian .. . mild fizzy palate .. . decent but really muddled .. . charcoal and ashy yeast .. . no thanks .. . . Go, Saint Binkleday Ghostbusters!!
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is toffee, roasted malt, light Belgian yeastiness. Interesting flavor profile. Good Belgian brown. I must have had a good bottle.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
i think this may have been the first batch. i just put the bottle in the recycling and forgot to look. it wasnít infected, though, and didnít gush. pours brown with an enormous loose, bubbly tan head. dates, leather, roast, a little yeast, smoke? mildly sweet, lightly bitter. light body, airy feel, excessive carb. difficult to drink since each sip is mostly air. sort of like trying to drink beer foam. towards the end of the bottle all the carbonation seemed to disappear and it was like drinking really unpleasant water. not sure how that happened.
llcooldave (1199) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
No gusher here... Thank gawd. Pours black in the glass. Kind of an industrial minty aroma like cleanser. Another rater called it like ímothballsí. I can understand that. Flavors of bitter burnt toast and not much else. Iím kind of surprised as usually Adelbertís beers are kinda tasty. It must be an infection or technical issue. Overall, Iíll try this beer again in a few months and see if it was this particular batch that was off.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap. Itís a walnut color, no head or lacing. Medium aroma, nice & malty. Mild taste to start, some nice malty characteristics in the middle, decent linger/aftertaste. Some dark fruits present. Itís a different take on a random "belgian ale", but I donít think itís my favorite. Give it a try (beware of bottles, evidently)
drjay44 (3521) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
750 ml. caged and corked. Alcohol 6.2% per the label. Despite extensive gusher precautions, a blowout occurred. After the initial explosion, pours almost 100% beige foam, which rapidly collapses into a hazy brown (SRM25) body......nose is redolent of band-aide, with hints of malts.....taste is almost entirely band-aide phenolics ......mouth feel medium, highly astringent, carbonation makes a foamy mouthful. This is quite easily the worst commercial infection in my experience. Given the number of gushers noted I wonder about their sanitation in this batch. This bottle is awful and is a drain pour. BJCP 1/1/2/2/2