yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roaated dark malty, grapefruity and mild smoked. Liqourice, minerals and grapefruity dry hoppy. Bitter, fruity and roasted dark malty finish. anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty weak smoky hoppy aroma. Roasted malty bitter hoppy caramel flavor with notes of smoke. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish. omhper (25351) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Bottled, thanks Bov! Murky very dark brown, huge lightly gushing head. Aroma of tar and grapefruit. Mid sweet with full body and dense, spritzy mouthfeel. Tar and smokey licorice. Resinous bitter finish. Packed with flavours, but a little all over the place. fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov), bb 12/2013Bov (13004) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2013
Dark color, near black, with brown large head; the carbonation is better under control here. Very nice aroma of dark malts and bread, with delicate smoke, cream. Good body strength, with lean mouthfeel; strong flavor of roasted malts and smoked malt, with a touch of dark chocolate; the absence of liquorice is appreciated; basically dry; very strong bitterness, with hop resins in the background. Roastiness without excess.
Elegant, powerful, balanced; excellent.
courtesy of Tom Strickler - black beer under a long lasting dark beige foam; correct lacing; notes of smoke in the front, followed by cocoa and fruity hops; notes of tea (developping while the beer gets warmer) and yeast too; a solid malt backbone; pretty thick and sticky, a respectable bitterness yet by far not what one could expect from a double IPA; prety dry and with a long smokey and hoppy finish - clean, straightforward and deeply enjoyable ... as usual
micrilez (2) - - MAR 26, 2013 does not count
The Black Beard is an incredible beer. I wanted to eat the bottle. It’s some kind of combination of a black IPA with some smokiness and then a part in the middle that tastes a little bit like licking bacon. So intriguing and rich somehow without being too heavy. Maybe not for people who don’t like a touch of smokiness, but I love it. I think my whole body went numb while drinking it. Sensational experience.