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.
ben4321 (4827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery, 7/3/15.
Slightly oaty with some chocolate and roast. Dark brown with a light brown head. Mid sweet, lightly bitter. Clean and medium bodied.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle, 3/31/15. Clear dark brown, large fizzy brown head, decent retention. Aroma of chocolate, oats, molasses, caramel. The taste is nuts, caramel, chocolate, tart fruits, sunflower seeds. Thin-medium bodied.
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddled coffee and chocolate in the aroma with a hint of char. Brown color, average body. Caramelized malt, bread crust, chocolate oatmeal, slight bit of cola. Pretty good.
j12601 (8000) - 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.
bennetporter (389) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black from a bottle, aroma is of caramel and coffee, maybe coffee milk instead, flavor is a rather light bittersweetness, like coffee syrup but not as strong. Not much going on.
BroSpud (1877) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Overly sweet malty aroma with a weird flavor combination of caramel, coffee and water. Meh.
zvikar (4069) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Stas’s place. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of honey, chocolate, caramel and coffee, flavor of chocolate, coffee, caramel, medium bodied.
two7offsuit (371) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Flavors of milk chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.
malrubius (2133) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone Hearth. Dark dark brown with small tan head and lace. Chocolate milk aroma with a little spicy woody hop and a touch of oat tang. Medium toasty milk chocolate and mild roasted coffee with subdued raisin fruit sweetness and mild oat tang with medium spicy woody bitterness. Pretty sweet all the way through. Creamy. med-full body. Pretty good.
zvsn (1094) - 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.