muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Truly excellent sweet stout, with a very powerful milk chocolate aroma, medium sugar in the flavor, vanilla hints swirling amongst the chocolate, rather dry finish like most of the brewery's stuff, just a bit too much astringency or it would be GREAT. Still, pretty top-notch.
hayduke (3561) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a draft at the Egremont Inn tavern this poured a very dark nearly black color with a light tan head and some lacing. The nose is of roasted malts and coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat slick. Flavor tends toward the malts with a lightl bitter finish. A very nice sweet stout.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of smoked malt and chocolate. Flavor of smoked malt and chocolate. The body is light to medium with soft carbonation.
Gorbalev (2990) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Greg Clow, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Jerc, courtesy of Harry. Stunning aroma - some alcohol, lots of chocolate, lots of roast. Wow. Black, small brown head, looks great. Taste is alet down from those lofty heights - strong, roasty, and way to lactic for me. Good overall, but man, what a start...
GregClow (2950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with tupalev, blankboy, HogTownHarry & jerc - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Deep brown with ruby flashes and a wispy tan head. Delicious aroma - rich and roasty with deep chocolate malt and some hints of hops. Flavour is quite roasty, with notes of coffee and chocolate, with a mildly dry and sour edge. Really nice!
OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ brewpub. Ok nose, Lite roasty, chocolate milk, nutty. Dark brownish black color. small head tha faded quickly, Bitter flavors. Coffee & seltzer. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Easy to drink stout, made me think porter,
sloth (2600) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the pub. A nicely poured pint with a thin tan head, fair retention and just a little bit of spotty lace left behind. An almost black colored brew, though some brown edging is noticed. Nose of light roast, lightly dusty, caramel malts and coffe as well. Medium body, creamy on the palate, lightly oily. Pleasent roast flavors, a hint of cocoa and maybe some notes of vanilla as well, chocolatey flavors along with the roast, coffe and some berry notesl. Lightly sweet and roasty finish. Decent.
Bulk_Carrier (2529) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was served in a pint glass at the brewpub.
The appearance was a black color with a slim bar pour’s kind of white to off white foamy head that quickly dissipated leaving some light clingy lacing.
The smell had a graceful blend of roasted coffee notes with a rich sweet chocolate.
The taste came across through the roasty notes. A slight roasty aftertaste leads to the same finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Rich smooth creamy roasty coffee and chocolate graces my tongue very nicely.
Overall, this was my favorite beer from this brewery. Definitely have again.
puboflyons (2387) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. The pour is deep brown to just about black. They hit that on target. The aroma is of coffee and roasted malts. It had the aroma of a nice Porter. The body was thin to medium. The taste also had a nice coffee flavor and dark malts. It ended slightly dry.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Roasty and Malty. Roasty, chocolatety notes. Caramel. Very nice stout. Smooth. Full bodied. Lots of coffee in the aroma and flavor. Excellent.