Category Archives: Black Ale

Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale

Dark roast malt aroma. Smooth initial taste with a sharp afterbite of malt darkness that’s a mix of dark chocolate and almost coffee (but not really ’cause I don’t like coffee). There is a strong hop flavor that then comes in, blended in with the malt darkness, and the whole thing finished very cleanly and dry. No real lingering aftertaste other than a mild smooth black malt flavor.

5 out of 5 stars.

Perrin Black

Faint aroma of dark malt. Taste is slightly sweet malt with dark overtones, but mellows quickly. Hope are present in the background – out of sight, but you know they’re there. Aftertaste is a nice mellow dark malt flavor that isn’t intrusive at all, and no coffee flavors present.

4.5 out of 5 stars