jtclockwork (6218) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at alewife. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of heavy roast barley, roast chocolate, charred oats and burnt coffee. Dry bitter coffee finish. Medium body.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Stagshead. Pours black with large head. Nose of roasted malt and coffee. Tastes of malt, coffee, toast, char, herbal, and dark chocolate, pretty hoppy and bitter.
Brandman (1751) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet molasses sugar light. Not much roasted. Quite page. Hoppy aromas and slick oily taste. Coffee.
MiP (12839) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, 6.1%. Coffee-like aroma, a little sweet. Black colour, small stable light brown head. The flavour is roasted, has a little coffee. Some roast barley bitterness. A bit of alcohol which also gives it an OK solid mouthfeel.
brystmar (972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 On tap at Jimmyís 43.
A: Pours black with 1.5 fingers of tan head. Poor retention, almost zero lace; nothing special here. Swirling the glass summons absolutely nothing. Barrier, I am disappoint.
S: Hard to detect anything with no head releasing aroma. Hoppy, roasty malts I guess? Who knows, I smell more glass than beer.
T: There we go, this is a stout! Strong malt backbone with plenty of hops in tow. Nothing fancy (no coffee, chocolate, etc) here, just your typical stout. Finishes dry and hoppy with mild hop bitterness.
M: Bland medium body, smooth and swishy in the mouth. They badly need to throw in some oatmeal or put it on nitro to spice things up.
D: On the flipside, this is a sessionable beer. Not too strong in any direction, finishes smooth enough, no reason someone couldnít enjoy a few pints in a single sitting.
Overall: itís a plain old stout. Nothing fancy here, and not really worth your time & money in a city like NYC with so much great beer at your fingertips,
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Roast and chocolate, coffee. Sweet, roast, chocolate and char. Malty, chewy roast. Nice tannins, long roast and char.
jredmond (4569) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RnH a few weeks back. Pours a deep brown body with nice head. Aroma and flavor is great chocolate roast. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Dive Bar. Pitch black pour. Creamy tan head. The nose is fairly cocoaish. Lightly chewy with a nice rich almost herbal back note to the chocolate. Herbal and quite hoppy on the back. Chewy and lightly earthy. Softly hoppy but itís not really all that compelling.
zdk (1788) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasted at Big Z tap room - Dark pour. roasted malts, mocha coffee and chocolate. Astringent finish. tasty.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Big Z. Poured a rich black. Nose is chocolate , roasted malts. Flavor follows the nose. Big roasted malts nice chocolate flavor. Body is medium but super drinkable. Smooth and bitter finish. Really nice.