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.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Deep dark brown, tan head. Roasted coffe aroma and flavor. Very rich and smooth. Dry finish. The coffee notes are very pronounced. Very drinkable.
muzzlehatch (4420) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (2577) - 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.
GregClow (2958) - 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!
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz). Shared by me with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev - via trade with jjpm74. Opaque black pour with an average creamy tan head. Dry, dry heavy roast malt aroma, some molasses, definite coffee grounds, and old leather. The taste is also very dry, heavily roasted, with an almost tobacco-like thick carbonized character. Slick, slightly acidic mouthfeel, no carbonation to speak of, but a long oily solid dry roast finish. Nice beer - freakin’ AMAZING aroma to this.
hayduke (3578) - 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.
Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour is a bit oily and the head is tan. Aroma is light roast, milk chocolate, cocoa, a flutter of char is light and welcomed. Mouthfeel is pleasant and creamy, not especially viscous but appropriate. lavor is milky chocolate, cocoa roast and some cream. Reallly nice.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with a medium tan head. Very roasted beer. Very toasted bread, light roasted coffee beans, hint of vanilla, faint dark chocolate. Some grassy and citric hops. Short mild-medium bitterness. Overall rather dry especially for a Sweet Stout. Full bodied by a lively carbonation. Nothing original but a highly enjoyable stout. Was simply called “Stout” at the pub. I assume it’s the same as this “Black Bear Stout” ratebeer entry. They probably just stopped making a beer for the black bear. It’s a bad idea to make a beer for bears anyway, they eat the customers when they get the munchies.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours black with a small diminishing creamy light-brown head. Very roasty aroma, also dry and earthy along with nicotine, light green hops, chocolate and coffee - I love it! Flavour’s also very roasty along with coffee, caramel and chocolate. Dry, roasty / bitter finish. Medium bodied. Wow, this is really good stuff and better then I expected it to be.