orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.
A - Pours jet black with a small half finger tall khaki colored head, dissipating down to almost nothing at all, leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of dark roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and black strap molasses. Not as sweet as I was expecting for a molasses stout, mostly just dark roast. Nothing really mind blowing here.
T - Starts off with some mild burnt molasses sweetness quickly giving way to a mix of dark roasted malt, coffee, and light chocolate sweetness. I really wish this one wasn’t so thin and watery, it really brings it down. The finish is lots of dark roast, lingering for some time. I enjoyed it but I have had much better.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. This one has a pretty thin, almost watery, feel with tons of dark roast lingering in the finish for some time.
O - I enjoyed this one but it really didn’t blow me away. The flavors, while tasting perfectly fine, left me wanting a bit more and the overall thin feel didn’t help matters much.
Darkmagus82 (1300) - - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-31-12 -
Served in 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a black beer with a nice one finger brown head. The head faded relatively fast giving way to a very light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aromas were of a bitter sweet chocolate with some roasted coffee and nut.
Taste – While the chocolate was heavy in the nose, it was not as heavily present in the taste. The taste was largely dominated by the roasted malt and coffee flavors giving a somewhat bitter-sweet taste to the brew.
Mouthfeel – A slightly above average thickness in body and a more mild level of carbonation lend to on very easy drinking smooth stout which complements the flavors and style quite well.
Overall - It is a easy to drink stout with a very nice taste, smell, and feel.
Enwiebe (128) - - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/30/14. Draft at Beer Market. Poured pitch black with minimal head. Thinner style stout but nice molasses and other minerally notes.
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j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Zeno’s. Pours a deep brown to black with a small dark tan head. Sweet roast, big dark bitter cocoa, bakers chocolate. Big chewy roast, almost a hint of smoke, then the dark molasses flavors come through. Long bitter dark chocolate finish. Nice stuff with some great alkaline bitterness.
fugitive (1342) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color dark black brown with medium head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate. Taste sweet, bitter, chocolate, roasted, smoke.
abcfan (721) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good brew, pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate / molasses. Silky smooth in the mouth. Finishes burnt chocolate / coffee, with a hint of molasses sweetness.
MarkSachon (588) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz tap at Industry Public House in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. Comes through as a heavyweight with minimal foaming and a heavy gravity. Tastes of tar and nicotine, like a favorite cigar. Truly one of the best in its class.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft, this may be my new favorite stout. Black pour, with brown head. Complexity in this brew, balanced, nice "bite" that a stout should have. Some smoky, bitter flavors as well. Full bodied. Highly recommend.
CzarMike (30) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste the bourbon quickly. Loved it. All fall and winter. Dark and full of life. Would look for at restaurant.
---all in good suds.
charule (1106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at East End. Poured rich dark black with brown head smoky aromas. Bitter choco smoke flavors. Solid stout.