Travlr (23328) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Gusher. Very dark brown color, massive tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is fruity caramel. Hmmm...
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Gusher. Black pour with a khaki head. Ugh. Smells like hot dogs and pennies. Sour, metallic, and smokey. Bandaids, lemon, and grass. Unpleasant flavor of pennies, smoke, bandaids, and meat. Hot dog, ash, lemon sourness, and some grass.
bhensonb (14745) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark malt with a touch of cocoa nib type chocolate. Med body or so. Flavor is earthy, dark malt and not much coffee - but a little bakers chocolate seems present. Earthy, unsweet chocolate. Not really very bitter, except for the earthiness, and Iím not getting much in the way of fruity ester. Maybe a little yeast/spice. Yeah, sort of like Iíd imagine a Schwarzbier made with Belgian yeast. Donít know why it has such a low rating, except perhaps it is very different. Iím a drinkin it all!
Ratman197 (14222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, yeast, spice and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, roasted malt, spice, light vanilla and light yeast with a smooth lingering spiced toffee finish. Donít know how this got entered as a Altbier my bottle said Belgian Black Ale.
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - GUSHER ALERT. The Wesley beer. Black pour with a rather large sized head that took forever to settle. Yeast, roast, some spiciness, and earthy. Blah.
phaleslu (9845) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tried some of a buddyís beer while at Draught House in Austin. Pours a muddy dark brown; bottom of the keg, maybe? Not much off the aroma, just some lighter notes of toasted caramel, earth, and nuts. Flavor is pretty much the same. The main problem is the utter lack of carbonation. Light-bodied and watery. Seems like a homebrew that didnít turn out right. If it were my buddyís batch, Iíd point to the best elements and be encouraging. But this is not worth releasing if youíre a commercial brewery.
onceblind (8657) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber brown with a light tan rocky head thatís quite large in size. Rustic earthy nose of roasted black malt, old gymnasium, stale coffee and a earthy bitterness. Smooth but roasty and rustic flavor with dark semistale coffee grounds, Belgian esters, black malt acridity, and bitter dark cocoa. Just kinda okay. Gets a little tastier as it warms.
solidfunk (8352) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A hot mess like spilled poutine. Dark brown pour with big mocha head and lacing. Some caramel and unfermented sugar. Sone booze. Tangy finish with hint of florals. Tap at airport.
SudsMcDuff (8268) - .....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!!
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle:   Either this is infected, or overcarbonated as the bubbles in the glass are insane, the head is billowing over the glass, and the aroma is of burnt bike tire air.   Acrid roastiness on the tongue, bike tire air too.   Reminds me of really bad Sake yeast.   I donít think I can do this one... after a few sips, either its a really piss poor example of an Alt (one that is supposed to be a Black Alt?), or its infected.   I struggle to think that the acrid bike tire air aroma and flavor was intended.   Due for a re-rate to confirm this is not what was intended.