orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured straight from the Firkin into a standard pint. This version has Chicory and Vanilla added.
A - Pours jet black with a tiny bit of tan film for a head leaving no lacing at all down the glass. It looks completely dead.
S - Smells of robust coffee, dark malts, vanilla, chocolate, and a very faint hint of earthy hops hiding in the shadows. The smell is the best part of this beer.
T - Starts off with a nice kick of fresh brewed coffee slowly giving way to a mix of vanilla and chocolate sweetness with some dark roasted malt helping to round out the sweetness. The body is extremely thin, which is really ruining all these good flavors. The finish has plenty of dark roasted flavors, lingering for some time. I liked the flavors this one had but the feel really brought it down.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The feel is very thin and really doesn’t help this one much. Plenty of dark roast in the finish.
O - I really wanted to like this one since the base beer is one of the only beers I like from ABC but I just can’t. The flavors were good but the dead look and watery feel ruined it.
nimbleprop (6106) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Harrisburg brew pub. Pours a murky black with creamy, beige head. Nose has molasses, cracker, licorice, caramel. Flavor is sweet, licorice, molasses, cracker, bread. Sweet finish.
boxofrane (2446) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Collegeville brewpub. Pours pretty black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has a nice roasting, dark chocolate, a tiny nose of coffee grinds. The taste has a big bitterness, milk chocolate, a coffee bean finish. Best so far from here.
coyforce (681) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Aroma is roasted malts and sweetness. Flavor is a nice dark malts. Finish is coffee and mocha.
matty (262) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Camp Hill. Dark brown with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt & coffee. Medium-thin body. Taste of malt and coffee. Dry finish with a bit of bitterness on the sides. Ok brew.
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snoworsummer (3361) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub in Gettysburg. Pours dark brown with a thin, fizzy off white head and some lacing. Tastes like coffee, malt, grains, dry and bitter. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like coffee, bread, and a hint of chocolate syrup.
sonnycheeba (4310) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Gettysburg brewpub. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, plums, earthy hops, and light ash. Flavor is roast malts forward with some chocolate, ash, and faint dark fruit sweetness; dry throughout. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Collegeville brewpub, 29/11/13.
Light black with a thin tan covering.
Nose carries a good roasted blast, dark toffee, light coffee, chocolate.
Taste comprises brown sugars, earthy cocoa, molasses, treacle toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roasted finale.
Solid enough stout.
can8ianben (1415) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasantly smoky and rich, subtle coffee notes. Really dark, and a decent interpretation of the style. Good.
radio_nowhere (1217) - Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at their Gettysburg brewpub. Served in a pint glass, dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt sweetness, coffee and chocolate. Taste is the aroma. Light body, medium carbonation, dry, somewhat creamy with light bitter finish. Pretty tasty, my 2nd favorite from these guys.