cfrancis (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Taste is dry roasted malts and some bitter chocolate in the finish. Well done, run of the mill dry stout.
AirForceHops (2367) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 oz. taster @ EBC. Nice smell of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Tastes just like it smells, roasted malt, bitter in the middle with a hint of coffee to round it out. Smooth body, low carbonation and medium bodied. Easy drinking and the best thing I sampled at Empire.
Mickey42 (36) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A proper rich stout. I had it out on the patio and it kept me warm. It has more of an alcohol taste than other locally made stouts, I find, but it isnít over-powering. Perfect creaminess that goes down easy. Highly recommended!
barbaraeliz (4) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A roasty, creamy stout that stands out as one of Empire?s mainstays, being on nitro really helps this beer develop its rich but not overpowering flavors. A great session stout.
hivemind (692) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Empire Brewpub w Ronnee of Feb 3. Pours black w brown head. Frothy/creamy. Nose of coffee and nuts. Palate is heavy w chocolate and coffee (though not incredibly roasty). Underlying sweetness to it, though I donít know if itís any fruit in particular or just heavy sugar/yeast. Heavy mouthfeel. Kind of a typical stout in a lot of ways, but itís still good.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last beer I drank from sampler. Pours deep brown and tastes of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some smoke. very pleasant end to my meal.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a dark black body with nice brown creamy head. Aroma is creamy milk chocolate, spicy tobacco, light coffee roast, and milk. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy with notes of smoke, coffee, chocolate, milk, and tobacco.
Ron (2186) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Brew Pub. This was a nice dark, thick pour with a small tan head. Good lacing. Aromas of roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor was much the same and was nice and creamy. Good stuff.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Dark brown with creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Dry and malty on the palate with some smoke, light bitterness on the finish. A solid dry stout.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my favorite beer at Empire Brewing Company. Tan frothy head. I couldnít smell much but maybe I had a cold. itís an opaque black pour. Its creamy and thicker. Smokey flavor thats alittle overpowering with a hint of chocolate, possibly coffee. Very smooth brew.