574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap at Bell’s (sample). Pours a deep dark ruby-brown (black) with a thinner brown head. Nose of toasted rye bread, some cola and earthiness. Taste is fairly sweet but also fairly bitter. Full-flavored and round. Palate is lighter side of medium, soft, with a long dark finish. A cool beer, glad I got to try it. The rye was quite prominent. bwa5879 (942) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Black pour with almost no head. Roasted toasty scent, earthy coffee. Acidic sour taste at first and then the roasted coffee flavors come out as you swallow. Slightly sour finish with more roasted notes. Kind of like a porter. Good beer but slightly watery. b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Draft to 12 oz pilsner at Eccentric Cafe. Looks good; pitch black with resinous lacing. Smells of chocolate and malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad. MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
On tap at Eccentric. Pours a deep brown that lets some highlights slip past around the edges. Aromas are light but there is some nice roastiness and chocolate there. Flavor is mild but pleasant. It’s not a heavy dark beer, but a lightly bodies chocolate one with a touch of smoke and a refreshing finish. TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Beer pours black with a tan colored head. Aroma is very toasty to the point of burned. Pretty good beer. I would like it better if they hopped it up a bunch and made a black IPA.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
tap at bells. black pour with no head. milky nose with nice roastiness. some sweet licorice as well. flavor of grassy hops, earth, basic sugar, and quite blah...slightly watery and metallic Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe.
Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black. Given the name, I guess I’ll just say it was black. Creamy light tan head floats atop for awhile before eventually settling down. The nose offers a bit of peppery spice plus some earthiness. Roasted malt and hints of coffee there as well. The taste is pretty plan--mostly just some roasted malt with a bit of zestiness there. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation levels and a slightly-dry finish. Drinks fairly well. I’d have this again if offered, but generally there are better things on tap at the EC that I’d prefer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-25-2011 Tmoney99 (14480) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted rye malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet tingly finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap at the Cafe, drank from a 5oz tasting glass...Dark brown with a hint of amber, very clear on the edges, looks great. A big head rises a couple fingers but then fades immediately, light lacing...The aroma is totally dead, nothing going on... The taste is light coffee, boring, can’t even tell rye is here. JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Tap at bells. Pour deep brown to black in color with tan head. Aroma spicy rye, coffee, chocolate very malt forward. MF medium body mild carb. This beer was served waayyyy to cold as it warmed got better.