JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub on 7/3/13. Clear dark reddish brown in color with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, roast and molasses. Malty and caramelly flavor with some chocolate before a dry, roasty finish.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An overlooked gem? Not a brew by numbers beer, some smoked malt, some anise baltic porter notes and a rich creamy feel packed into a tight 3.4% body. Nice concept and execution.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LilBeerDoctor (3228) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted sweet malt and a hint of roasted malt. Flavor is thin, chalky and roasted/charred malt. Not too bad, I was expecting worse given prior ratings. But the palate is pretty decent with lots of charred, roasty malt. Overall, a dry stout I enjoyed.
TaktikMTL (5389) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’une moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café torréfié en arrière goût. (Rating #3170)
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The loser of the bunch I sample ... Black pour off white head .... roasted coffee and malty aroma smells better than it tastes ..... taste of roasted malts and coffee very acidic with a bitter finish .... dark and dry but forgettable .... don’t save this one for last like I did
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. This beer was the ultimate hallmark of what’s wrong with the whole lineup - too many residual fermentables. There’s a lot of raw, unfermented residual sugars. Something needs to change with the fermentation strategy here, because the beers are too sweet and have that kind of sickly, un-done character. This stout was dark black, and too chewy, oily and too sweet for something that should be "dry" and well-balanced by roasted malts. More like a still-too-sweet stout. Better with some IPA added in.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Caramel, roasted malts and coffee allusions mostly coalesce in this humble, one-dimensional Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brown-edged blackness.
-The body of this one is pleasantly round for 3.5% abv, and it is not on nitrogen.
-The finish has roasted malts providing a tad of bitterness and some of the malts’ sweetness lingering.
-This is very drinkable (especially at this gravity), but it is ultimately forgettable.
On tap at the brewpub.
BroSpud (1525) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of a 7 beer, 7oz each sampler. For some reason I seemed to have a better experience than most of the other reviewers who have visited this place. I found that all the beers I sampled were very well done and true to their styles. None of them were exceptional but, even in the styles that I don’t usually go for I found them to be pretty good. Their stout was similar to Guinness in it’s low abv, creamy head, and dry bitterness.
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Again a weak attempt at a stout. Good color and head, but really flat after that. A little soapy in flavor and not much caramel or choc that you would expect.
tgncc (2499) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is dark roasted coffee. The appearance is jet balck, tan head, very typical to the style. The flavor was dry, again true to the style, and very roasty. The finish is bittered mainly by the roasted malt. Nice execution of this style. Good overall. Suprisingly thin for the style, however, and the low abv is strange.