fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog from 12/09. Tap. Aroma all about chocolate with touches of dark grain. Flavor remains all about the chocolate, lightly milky but still plenty of cacao goodness. Straightforward but very tasty.
Butters (3321) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown with reddish highlights and decent brown head. Sweet nose. Malty, roasty flavors. Medium body. Reminded me of a solid effort...for a homebrewer
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a tan head that bubbles and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa/nutty and some fruit, slight acidic. Taste is dark malt-cocoa, some fruit, some earthy hop bite. Medium body.
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
tap,black with tan creamy head,roasted maltnose,coffe bitterness,slight creamy mouthfeel,rather hoppy bitter finish,not really liking this one.
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the Beer Seller. Decent stout, but pretty forgettable. Worth a try but I wouldnít go out of my way for it.
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark almost black pour with an off white head that stays forever. A toasted malt flavor. A nice taste that starts sweet and goes dry qucikly. A light bitter finish.A decent mouthfeel but just a tad watery with very good carbonatioin that makes for a smooth palate. Not a bad brewpub beer.
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the brewpub; pint glass. Poured with a medium fluffy ecru head that lent a creamy texture to the body, mostly lasting. Lacing was meager, "racing" was too. This would make a pleasant session stout because of its simplicity; that same simplicity keeps it from impressing me that much. Dark brown/black in the glass with a bit of light shining through. Aroma of bread dough and a hint of molasses and faint overall. Sweetness of powdered sugar and cake balanced by the oatmeal mustiness, which was more of a counterpoint than a feature (which, personally, I didnít mind, as I donít like a dominant oatmeal flavor in my beers). The roasted malts are very understated and, along with a very slight caramel undertone, only serve to round out the straight-forward milk-chocolate base flavor. Smooth and creamy; medium bodied. This is a stout that women would like.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 Draft at the brewpub. Pours black, with a very small foamy head. Faint aroma chocolate, molasses, and dark roasted malt. Flavor is smooth, with hints of maple, chocolate, oats. I did not personally care for the finish. Something was off, and I canít quite put my finger on it. It was bitter, yeasty, and peppery This seemed pretty tame overall, probably to appeal to the casual beer drinker. Still a decent brew, but not as good as some of their other beers, especially the porter.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours opaque with a small frothy tan head and spotty lacing. Sweet chocolate, dark, and caramel malt aroma with hints of cocoa and maple. Sweet dark chocolate and caramel, maple malt flavor with a creamy oat and yeast finish. Full bodied, dark and smooth palate.