gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hot cocoa malty richness, ovaltine with alcohol. i loved this place, this beer, now these memories. one of my favorite stouts ever. it does everything for you.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at Spuyten Duyvil: Near black pour with a dense creamy light tan head. The nose has a lot of grainy crystal malt, mild cocoa, vanilla and some herbal notes. Mildly carbonated (it was a nitro pour) The flavor has a medium roast with evident crystal malt graininess, almost wheat germ like. There’s also a very mild herbal character that I picked up, but couldn’t identify specifically. The finish is long and roasty. A well crafted Stout.
BuckeyeSammy (531) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Almost black color, creamy head. Great lacing. Chocolate. Again, not very well carbonated. Could have benefitted from sharp bite. Very creamy mouthfeel.
beastiefan2k (2257) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I guess I will be that guy who wasn’t completely head over heels in love with this beer even thought I never even dreamed I would get a chance to try this brew. Pours just like all other nitro stouts with a milky strong tan head. Color of the body is totally black. Took a lot of time to warm up though. Aroma is nicely milk chocolate, light vanilla, and a hint of bitter chocolate. Taste is a bit mineral and paper dryness. Some nice ash/roast flavor as well. Very easy drinking but I was not so enamored with the flavor and was very bored near the end.
Wine glass pour on nitro at Spuyten Duyvil.
adrian910ss (2272) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Nitro. Pours a very dark muddy brown bordering on black with a medium sized creamy beige head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of baking chocolate and freshly baked brownies. Taste of fresh baking chocolate with a touch of brownie to it. This was a nice treat.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma of chocolate puding not much of a head but itclings to the sides fiercely. Like cre am in your mouth . Notes of Chico and a mild sweetnes to the finish. Awesome
JoeMcPhee (8152) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Pitch black with a thick creamy brown head. Aroma is excellent, rich sweet and chocolatey with lots of excellent rich dark malts. Very sweet and chewy but deliciously chocolatey. A hint of cherry/berry notes underneath the rich chocolatey character. There is so much sweet chocolate and vanilla flavour in this beer. Desserty and delicious. Sweet milk chocolate palate with some lingering herbal bitterness on the back. Earthy, chocolatey and delicious. Less sweetness that the ST Choklat, but it’s in the same vein. Awesome brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro @ Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a mostly black color with a creamy beige head. Tons of milk chocolate. Like Nestle Quick chocolate milk. It give ST Choklat a run for its money. The flavor had more of a bitter-sweet chocolate. The finish dries out with a mild-moderate bitterness. Creamy mouth feel with a light nitro body. I almost gave the aroma a 10.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro pour at Spuyten. Looks good- takes a while to settle, long lasting frothy creamy grayish white head and great lacing. Aroma is sweet with toasted marshmellow, vanilla cream, sublte milk chocolates and a doughy yeast character- very pronounced despite the nitro factor. Flavo ris a bit more intense and loaded with vanilla bean, velvety ligth milk chocolates, almost essence of chocolate- some vanilla- buttery oakiness as well with some light charry roastiness in the middle, then subsides and becomes very smooth and almost slick in the end. Towards the end of the glass though, I was actually getting a little sick of the flavor and the body become a bit hard to take down- it wasnt thick at all, but it was a bit slick. This is a really good stout, but somehow I feel like I was expecing a bit more I guess.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro tap at Spuyten. Fantastically mellow aroma, tons of vanilla and loose bitter chocolate, creamy, a little chalky. The mouthfeel is perhaps a bit loose and thin from the nitro, unfortunately, but clean vanilla notes made this an exceptionally smooth and rewarding drinking experience. I feel if this were not nitro though it could be truly world class.