jpfisher99 (16) - Troy, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Troy Pub’s best brew -- but not as good as Young’s or Magic Hat Heart of Darkness.
zvsn (560) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste - sweetish, coffee, roast, chocolate. Medium-bodied, easy drinking. Decent.
DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.
pinkzambia (1460) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: dark brown with not much head. Malty flavors and a thin body. It’s not offensive but not impressive.
Mep3222 (477) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt aroma and flavor. Slight sweet finish. Full flavored. Mostly roasted malt, maybe a hint of lactose sugar like a milk stout. Really not a bad stout at all. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bebum (297) - - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque, little lace.
Medium body, average flavor intensity, thin texture, short length, watery finish.
Sour, bitter, dry.
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Ed5388 (2045) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from my sister for my birthday. Pours black in color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, milk chocolate, and vanilla. Taste roasted malt, cardboard, milk chocolate, charred sourdough bread, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is a little thin.
GIJOE (621) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Recovery Sports Bar, Verona, NY.
Pours dark - nearly black, pretty much opaque. Sparse lacing. Probably would foam up a little better if it weren't served too cold, just like they do at damn near every brew joint in the USA. Christ, people! Stouts should be closer to 50 degrees!
Nose is faintly malty, hinting at what might come out of it if they didn't freeze the beer as if it were Budweiser and you need frozen taste buds to be able to stomach it. Taste is reasonably balanced, but there's a peculiar metallic note in the aftertaste.
Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Decent brew.
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giarc (5) - - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured @ room temp. Coffee molasses aroma; dark in color w/ a rapidly diminished head; hints of dk chocolate w/a slight bitter after taste; lighter body than expected.
Seditionist (1) - Gansevoort, USA - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich aroma with definite roasty chocolate tones. Beautiful crisp black pour with not much head (I did pour it a bit too cold). The Willamette sneaks through ever so slightly. A solid brew.
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Deep Brownish Hue, Mild Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Coffee, Mild Chocolate, Mild Licorice, Mild Dark Roasted Matls
T: Chocolate, Coffee, Mild Oatmeal, Mild Dark Roasted Malts
M: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Dry
Overall, a really good stout...just lacks in the oatmeal portion. They may put oatmeal in it...but it is hard to tell as it gets overpowered by the chocolate malts.