oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours black ( ruby when held to the light ) with a thin tan head.
Has a fruity aroma and flavors of fruits (apple, grape, raspberry ), and honey. civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours black with small head around edge. Slight reddish tint. No overwhelming flavors or aromas. Flavor has honey, oat, caramel, chocolate. Very good. Good mouthfeel. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle: Sweet creamy malt aroma Pours a dark brown with orange hilights when held to the light. Tan head with decent retention. Real sweet. Sugary and fruity. No hops. Decent chocolate flavor. Sweetness increases in the finish and starts to remind me of gummy livesavers. LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2005
I have a weakness for chocolate & rasberries..both of which I could grasp in both aroma and flavor. It was a bit too sweet and suprisingly thin/watery for a dark beer. I disagree with the full-bodied claim, but I was pleasantly suprised and would buy it again....if it were cheaper. badgerben (5124) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Black color with a thin head. Bitter malt aroma and taste. Very simple, but tasty enough.
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Very sticky sweet, like cold molasses going down your throat. Good as a novelty, but don’t see this becoming my new session beer anytime soon! But will continue to sample now and again. I especially liked the high carbonation. punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 17, 2005
This is a strange beer. It’s black as oil with a brown head, but it doesn’t taste dark at all. There are notes of caramel sweetness and creamy meltiness. This is a good beer that I would drink again. The aroma is very faint and the palate is not very diverse. It is a simple brew in its palate, however, it really does just taste good. For a "black beer" it’s very very drinkable. Foxbush (2008) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2015 This black beer was enjoyed in a Brazilian restaurant. The color was a deep black. The flavor was like a creamy Porter. The taste was of nuts and malt. This was my first beer from Brazil. It was special. This was one of the twelve beers of Christmas in 2015. The beer poured a deep black with a frothy tan head. This is good beer with a medium body and average to soft carbonation. Nice bitter finish. I raised my scores. movolsfan (11) - Parkville, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2005
This black ale is well balanced and goes down easy. It has a lot of flavor. JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2004
One dimensional malt aroma. Black with very small and short lived tan head. Flavor of roasted malt and barley. Complexity increases as it warms, with licorice and soy sauce coming out. Pleasant herbal/vegetal characteristics. Reminds me of a bock. Very smooth and easy to drink. Heavily carbonated. A good surprise.