ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a bark brown-black color with a big two fingers of thick brownish head. The head hangs around forever, finally reducing down to a still sizeable layer leaving lots of lace on the glass in the process.
S - Aroma is a mix of lots of roasted sweet caramel malts and some oats. There is also a touch of coffee and caramel in the background.
T - Starts off with some sweet roasted caramel malt flavor with some oats in the background. Through the middle some sweet milk flavor and some chocolate flavors come through. The finish is a mix of roasted caramel and coffee flavors that linger nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels super smooth and creamy. Finish is really creamy and roasty with some nice sweet notes.
D - Very drinkable. The nitro tap really creates an outstanding looking beer here. The flavors are all really nicely balanced and the beer feels really great.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On a nitro tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep black with brown highlights and a medium tanned head. Roast, chocolate, and malt on the nose. Creamy, but a little thin due to the nitro. Finishes with a long roast bitterness. Nice session stout.
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really liked this one. Pours a deep brown with a medium tan head to it. Taste is very malty - chocolate, cocoa. Finishes smooth and dry. Pretty thick. Very good stout.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served a deep dark brown with a hint of ruby. A Lasting tight head graces the top of the sampler glass. To the nose it is sweet chocolate, the olfactory equivalent of a tootsie roll. Smooth and light on the tongue, this beer quickly wins me over with its subtle maltiness and subdued hops. An easy choice for a winter session beer. Has a pleasant roasty character without the burnt or bitter notes characteristic of some other examples of the style. On tap at the brewpub in Glens Falls.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellently balanced, sweet-at the start, bitter-at-the finish oaty stout; some nice wine qualities and hints of raisin, and a smoothness and luscious mouthfeel that continues even into the harder-than-expected finish. Well above average.
CapFlu (4523) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2004 (Draught) At Maxfields in Potsdam. Pours a beige, creamy head and an opaque body. Nose is cocoa and a mild skim milk. Fairly chocolaty yet TOO THIN. Above average.(Rated 3.2). What a difference drinking at the brewery makes. I only had this beer on draught a month ago in Potsdam and this drinking experience at the brewery was totally different. Medium, lasting brown head nad an opaque body. Bitter chocolate nose. Thin, very creamy and bitter chocolate. Lasting bitterness on the back of the palate. Tad oily. Very good (Rating 3.9)
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nuts playing with efficient roasted bitterness...Dark chocolate undertones in a well-fed body...Nothing to reinvent the wheel, but simply a very good stout on all levels...
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head and mild head retention. Coffee and coco notes, light licorice and sweet malt tones. A bit roast y with some chewy oats and a mild bitterness. Alright.
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Bark’s Beer Cave (Plattsburgh, NY). Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat et de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avec une pointe de chocolat et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #5067)
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours dark red, dark brown in the glass, with a small tan head. Aromas of coffee, raisin, chocolate and some cherry, and mildly tart fruit. The flavor is slightly bitter cocoa and earthy bitterness, sweet chocolate, and mocha. Creamy, with low carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty good.