bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours black with a 4 finger fizzy/foamy dark tan head. Aroma is sweetish burnt malt with a chocolate lilt. Med body with fizzy carb. Flavor is not all that sweet. Theres a lot of dark malt flavor, with mere hints of chocolate and coffee. There’s a dryish/cereal aspect in the finish. Not bad, just nothing I can previously recall.
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
SAVOR, 22oz bottle. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some oatmeal. Light-medium body, high carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11363) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap-pours a brown head with black color. Aroma is dark malt, oatmeal. Taste is dark malt, oatmeal, coffee, bitterness at the finish.
Lubiere (10847) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
April 2004. Clear dark black with a nice aroma of torrefied coffee and vanilla. Little malts and hops, and rather watery. Low carb malt???
JoeMcPhee (8837) - 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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MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 My Bottom Line:
Toasted bread and delicate yeasty fruitiness carve a landscape between the Brown Ale world and that of Stouts. Not that it is badly brewed, but this is just not what I want from a Stout of any kind.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil of foam tops the brownish black.
-Earthiness accompanies the toasted malt character; roastiness is strangely frail.
-The body is thin and the carbonation fizzy; again, not much of a Stout in the mouthfeel department.
-The finish is a fast fade out of the flavor profile.
On tap at the brewpub.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, graham crackers and some roast. Sweetish flavor with roast and some chocolate. Medium-bodied.
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark and murky brown with a thin white to tan head. Faint sweet roast on the nose. On the thin side of medium bodied, burnt plastic and roast. None of the depth of flavor and body that the double oatmeal had last night. Sweet dark stone fruit and roast into the finish, light bitter bakers cocoa into the finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin, clingy-lacing light tan head. Has a sweet toasty caramel nose with a touch of milk chocolate and hazelnuts. Starts with good fullness and semi-sweet dark maltiness with some light roasty notes and pleasant bitter balance toward a slightly drier toasty finish. A pretty drinkable and true to style sweet stout.
blipp (6722) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep deep brown with a beige head. Light roasted and caramel malts, with a low bitterness. Hints of chocolate sweetness. Pretty good.