This beer from White Pony is back to the normal high-octane range brewer Rob seems to favour. Also brewed at the Het Nest brewery in Turnhout.
Black Sheep is classed as a Belgian Imperial Stout. It has an thick, oily black body, with a rich aroma of chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar, roasty malts and a slightly sour hint.
All of the aromas follow through in the flavour. The beer begins with a very inviting sweetness of chocolate, brown sugar and over-ripe dark fruits. Then there is quite roasty malts and coffee, hints of bitter chocolate and a bit of smokiness in the background.
Medium carbonation at best aids the smooth, rich mouthfeel of this beer, which finishes reasonably dry with a little lingering roasted malt bitterness.
Apparently this beer is named because of a lonely black sheep spotted among a flock of white sheep that wandered up to the house. The label art is an example of the fun attitude this brewery takes to brewing their beers, which are often a little different than the normal.