Slepkov (40) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a velvety liquid as black as espresso; a void from which nothing good could come. Or could it? A mocha head is almost guinness-like, and admirably persistent. The nose is rich if a little sour. Biscuits and coffee with a little off-soured-yeast. In the mouth a welcome tartness yields to ample, but not sweet maltiness, with strong rootbeer overtones. A well balanced mineral finish. Impressively crisp. Browns came back with Mr. Black!
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mostly opaque black pour. Minimal lace surrounds the light tan head. The first impression after smelling is of wax - it,s hard to find that appealing in a stout. Sweetish and bready example with a fair toasted malt background, but little roastiness. Powdery ashes tones are perceived, but it,s subtle and remains bready more than anything. Light-medium bodied. Dull malts and hopless.
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle from oliver’s . Pours black. little head, tan disappears leaves a little brussels lace. Great smokey tastes, nice malty taste. I taste a little carmel. I love this one. Probably ner the finest beer I have ever had, I am lucky to be so close to Browns.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of roasted chocolate malts with notes of caramel, some grain aroma as well. Pours an opaque black with a dark tan head. Taste is very smooth and rich with strong chocolate and some coffee. The oats definitely come through. A very nice local stout.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Part of 24pack purchased from the Brewpub location in Troy. I drank this with the nephew of the owner. Pour is near black. A ton of flavor is present... most notably black coffee and tobacco. Not lacking much of anything..This was excellent. My favorite offering from Brown’s
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ the brewpub. Poured an almost opaque black color with ruby hi-lights and a beige head. The aroma was diacetyl and roasted malt. The flavor was mostly roasted malt but diacetyl still came through. Light body.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours black in color with small brown head which does not last long. Aroma is sweet, chocolate and malt. Taste is creamy, chocolate and light coffee with bitter dark chocolate finish. Average Stout.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Dark black pour. Sikly texture. Soft maltiness and a fairly restrained roasty aorma. A little but of dusty cocoa. A little bit of a berryish fruit note on the back. Soft and a little bit oaty. It’s a pretty nice brew.
Tap at HDG. Dark black beer, thin head. Aroma is fairly chocolatey with a cola-like herbal malt character. Light sweetness. Flavour is only okay, thin-bodied despite the light oaty flavour. Meh, really dry tasting... works better as a dry stout, but it would still only be average.
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linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the brewery. I don’t care for stouts, no surprises here. Smooth and dark.
shadey (1985) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with light cream white head. Aroma is mildly roasty. Flavor is roasty, not too bitter.Nice oatmeal body. Standard oatmeal stout, but there is nothing wrong with that.