GTown (127) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at McGregorís. Pours dark brown with tan creamy head (classic Guinness appearance). Aroma was negligible. Notable chocolate notes. Roasted malt flavors are more apparent this year. If directly compared to Guinness, I will take this as a session stout any day.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on draft @ the Ellicottville brewpub in Ellicottville, NY .. . pours a deep brown .. light foam .. . light guinness syrup .. light roast .. a bit weak but its going down nicely .. . . Just tell me whatís wrong with the freakiní show!
KornDogg (517) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BLACK JACK OATMEAL STOUT. On Nitro. Roasted Oat Aroma. Dark body medium tan head. Very creamy. Roasted malt flavors with oat. Hints of oak or bourbon.
cdugo (31) - , Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a thick, creamy head due to the nitro. Pleasant roast aroma and flavors.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft- nice- little in the way of carbonation which is the bar’s fault- I did not find this to be all that dry. Nice porter like qualities- chocolate, coffee flavors- not much in the way of roast, but tasty regardless.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ brewpub (on nitro) - Pours a dark brown color with a nice light tan creamy head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium body. The beer was smooth and not too dry. My favorite of the beers I tried at the brewpub.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Even medium bodied. Nice roast flavor that isnít overbearing. Not a whole lot to it, but not offensive
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ EBC. Pours a milky black with akhaki head. Creamy, medium body. Milky tasting. Some roastiness. ok
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 [nitro draft at MacGregorís - Henrietta, NY] Very nice looking... creamy tan head on top of a black pour. The aroma was a little stale, kind of like burnt hops mixed with some ash. The taste wasnít all that great. Very ashy and thin, even for a nitro. Some roasted malts and chocolate in it, but not enough for me. I think I might be done with the nitro stouts.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nitro. NIce looking, very dark, brown head. Decent aroma, chocolaty, roasty. Burnt flavor, overly dry, and thinner bodied. You could do worse but itís definitely not their best.