conway (1585) - - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask. Dark cola with a thin frothy tan head. Lots of roast, char, chocolate and dark fruit. Nice rich mouthfeel. Great balance. Excellent.
dwm1034 (660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DRAis FT at Proper Pizza in P’burgh....pours black with thin head. Initial taste dark roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and black strap molasses....moves quickly to bring out more sweet chocolate and less bitterness....then it gets really good...this is an excellent stout.
orangesol (903) - 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 (1786) - - 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 (151) - - 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 (6743) - 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 (1384) - 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 (737) - 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 (621) - 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.