Nickls (1811) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Old BA rate - cask)
Dense, dark black color and poured with a really decent light tan head that was a specific surprise given that this was cask offering. Roasty as hell for the style, which was quite nice as it cut some of the sweetness; dark, rich maltiness; touch smokey in the aroma. Roasted maltiness way out front; tasty bitterness (not hoppy); light chocolate sweetness. Thicker MF overall; very subtle carbonation (cask). Decent and tasty
swoopjones (5619) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Coles, Buffalo. Chelsea can sure make great stouts. Deep dark pour. Dark tan head.Deep roasted malt aroma, hints of chocolate, cocoa. Flavor is dark roasted, almost burnt malts, chocolate, light hint of vanilla. Full thick mouthfeel. Another winnning stout from Chelsea
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on-tap at Cole’s. Surprising bold flavours from this brewpub. Chocolate aromas, with a little coconut - as if barrel-aged. Above-average mouthfeel, creamy with chocolate, some lactate, like a latte but more on the thick chocolate side. Roasty. Like a nitro, but not, and some complex tasty stuff. A meal.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, Cole’s. Body is black, tan head. Nose is delicious caramel, cocoa, roasty malt, honey & milky caramel. Flavor is cocoa, caramel, slightly tart/burnt, vanilla. A bit of tingy hop towards the finish. Lingering roast. You could tell me that this was a Bells beer & I’d believe you.
Tmoney99 (10415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler sample from Ben. Poured black color with a minimal creamy brown head that mostly diminished with virtually no lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with solid drinkable beer.
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ginger Man, NYC
Black color. Dusty aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, dark chocolate flavor, caramel, residual sweetness, liquorice, a bit salty; lightly creamy. Good.
DerWeg (1483) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask ginger Man - nice look, great head - coffee and coca liquor aromas, taste some earthy mineral and dark berry fruit, hops are totally dry, I find this on the verge of being sweet. Very balanced with the light carbonation.
blipp (5884) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malty aroma with some awesome creamy notes of french vanilla. The flavor brings more roast, with chocolate, lighter vanilla, and a hint of molasses.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with a small head. Aroma has a ton of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor has some sweetness but is dominated by coffee and dark bittersweet roasted malts.
jredmond (5220) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Chelsea’s Brewing Co. in NYC this past weekend. Pours a dark body with small off white lacing. Aroma is coffee and cream. Flavor is similar.