Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Gusher. Very dark brown color, massive tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is fruity caramel. Hmmm... brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
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 (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
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 I’m not getting much in the way of fruity ester. Maybe a little yeast/spice. Yeah, sort of like I’d imagine a Schwarzbier made with Belgian yeast. Don’t know why it has such a low rating, except perhaps it is very different. I’m a drinkin it all! Ratman197 (15354) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
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. Don’t know how this got entered as a Altbier my bottle said Belgian Black Ale. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
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 (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Tried some of a buddy’s 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 didn’t turn out right. If it were my buddy’s batch, I’d point to the best elements and be encouraging. But this is not worth releasing if you’re a commercial brewery. onceblind (10561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Clear dark amber brown with a light tan rocky head that’s 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 (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2016
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 (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
sample from bottle .. . a mild porter style, wouldn’t 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
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 don’t 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.