johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source,
Solid black color decent tan head. Roasty grainy earthy. Nice dry stout
AndyW68 (1059) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with light tan head. Aroma is mild coffee. Taste is sweet coffee followed by immediate bitter.
JaBier (4854) - 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 (2162) - 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 (3442) - 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 (5706) - 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 (2316) - 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 (3166) - 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 (7797) - 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 (1684) - , 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.