MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the BBW pub. cascading umber nitro pour, body goes to blackish chestnut with a very short medium tan thin creamy head. Aroma is light roasted chocolate malt, weak coffee. Flavor is mildly roasted oats, cocoa powder, and lactose. Thin mouthfeel and almost watery palate. Ok with lunch.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (part of sampler). Pours a dark blackish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and a little coffee. Flavor is much the same. A tad on thin side. Slightly watery. Very drinkable.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Black, creamy dark tan head. Deep roasted sweet coffee aromas warm to notes of milk chocolate and hints of blackberry. Dark chocolate roasty tones mingle with soft caramel oat and coffee-like flavors. A touch of back end bitterness pulls this together very well. Medium bodied, soft smooth carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. A great session stout...
jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nice black body with thin head. Aroma is light chocolate, roast. Flavor is sweet chocolate, coffee roast and oats. Thin body.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours a very deep brown with a nice creamy tan head. Medium-full bodied with a creamy texture. Nicely blended flavors of dark roast, oats, and chocolate with just enough bitterness to balance things out. Finish is dry and a tad ashy. Nice beer.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was lightly fruity and roasty with a bit of chocolate. Mostly the aroma was filled with esters. The beer arrived pitch black opaque with a tan frohty head which stood super tall to lace the glass. The flavor was roasty and lightly winey with a strong estery presence. Chocolate and roast with an espresso and caramel which improved by leaps and bounds as the beer warmed. The finish was dry with a lasting winey presence too long into the aftertaste. The body was medium-full and the carbonation was nicely done making the beer creamy and smooth on the palate. An ok beer, but not wonderful due to flaws. Pint at BBW.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled at brewery. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is similar to aroma with a nice roasty finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft, Bethlehem) Creamy tan head with brown-balck body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some chocolate, coffee. Watery light-medium body, easy drinking. Seems more like a dry stout.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Bethlehem Brew Works, pre-BCTC beerventure. Pours a very dark brown core with minimal light coming through; firm, light cocoa-colored head with perfect retention and lacing, coating the interior of the glass. Pleasant cocoa and lightly roasted malts in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: nice baker’s chocolate and slightly bitter citrus character; lacking a bit in body, but still showing a good roasted malt and creamy oatmeal character. Medium, toasted marshmallow and chocolate finish.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with tan Guiness head. Rich aroma of deep roasted malt. Flavor mainly oat meal and dark roasted maly. Thin bodied. Reminded me of guiness.