cheap (5798) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2017 misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Up front coffee, very little hop presence, strong coffee finish. Overall drank like a porter with a small bit of hopping, but still a good beer. Black IPA seems like a stretch.
Rare bottle, big thanks to Sean! Says black ale on the label but looks more like a dark reddish brown brew. Nice alabaster head. Smellís a little malty, with a roasty nose. Taste is more mild than expected. Yes, it does have a building medium roasted bitterness about it, but its nothing offensive, quite enjoyable, civilized & well mannered. As the session continues, it comes across like a creamy brew with a like-able temperament. Some astringent bite settles in near the middle. In the end, itís simply a decently dark beer with lots of good olí beery attributes. Yes, that slight astringentness is always there but it fades quickly after each slug. Sort of a cross between a schwartzbier and a milder pale ale. Not really sure if this is a porter but itís not bad! fredthecat (328) - CANADA - MAY 6, 2017
Aroma is coffee, toffee. Taste is tart and far too dry for a porter, quite seriously off. Head is brown, body is thin. Not good, especially considering the price and pretentious label. wilnatp (692) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Pour is dark to black. Thick head. Roast on the nose but not quiet coffee. Taste starts sweet with hints of chocolate and finishes bitter. Full bodied. jgb9348 (6199) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, three centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oatmeal, alcohol, cherries, lactose and a little bit of alcohol. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich malty flavour with some oatmeal, cherries, milk, grain and alcohol all noticeable and a smooth coffee flavour near the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of chocolate ranging from very light milk chocolate to some darker notes, but some mellow alcohol flavours and a bit of heavy oats near the end as well. Overall, a good and smooth beer, full of flavour and more importantly - full of character and body, nice to try and well worth finding if you can get this and have had a lot of lighter beers and IPAs! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Cash Wise Liqours in Minot, North Dakota on 04-October-2016 for US$10,99/six pack sampled at my hotel room here in Morrisville, Pennsylvania on 14-Occtober-2016. Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Mild smell, smooth flavor, nice even finish, chocolaty, liberty on back of tongue,
rdixon77 (2763) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Pretty good malty ale. Sweet caramel, some nuttiness, mild bitter finish. Doesn't stand out but tasty. kassner (1657) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2016
This is a nice representation of an old style. Dark cola color. Some lacing. Just a little smoke and a clean fonish Bill Becker (1011) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Pours a black with reddish hues, small tannish head of foam.
The smell has a little bit of roasted malt, a hint of chocolate. .not much really going on here.
Same goes for the taste. Light flavours all around but it is still a decent beer.
Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Not a bad Black Ale.
On draught at the Wonder Bar. BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2015
Tap at JL Beers. Dark brown pour with a dense creamy head. Aroma is black olives, light roasted malt. Medium to lighter palate. Iím getting more olive on taste with a hint of chocolate. Odd beer. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Bottle Revolution. It pours a deep black color with a very slight head. Molasses and dark malt nose. Roasty on the tongue with a bit of earthy hops and a little molasses sweetness. Full bodied and slightly oily on the tongue. I was expecting something akin to a black IPA, but itís definitely closer to a porter.