swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, very nice stout, chocolate black pour, creamy bodied black pour with chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee. smooth mouthfeel, very nice stout
BrewBoxer (2398) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the stone street tavern NYC. Pours a deep black color with a head that fades. Malty milky oatey flavor with a hint of Carmel
Ontape (451) - Valley Village, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Exceptional "shelf" stout, I don’t think there are many better 6-packs out there. Dark brown with tan head. Chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit. Smooth, lively, medium bodied. Sessionable. Now I want some Merkin!
sturmthis (855) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Black color with one finger off white head. Vanilla and coffee aroma. Dry coffee taste, small amounts of oats. Good stout.
furthur (355) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Opaque black body, decent head, fades to a skiff of foam, lace ok. Aroma roasted barley, hint of chocolate, and a bit of wet dog. Taste is roasted barley, some coffee, a bit of dark fruit, faint metal. Palate is thin, carbonation subdued. Finish is slight sweet.
dresden (1106) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown and clear when held to light. Aroma is chocolate and a light smokiness. Creamy and fruit packed stout with some light milky chocolate and a hint of coffee.
MadIndian (2568) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Isaac Newton’s. Nice notes of Roasted malt, chocolate and oatmeal. Body was slightly thin , but the nice blend of flavors made up for it.
Beachmaster (213) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours black, with a very small tan head that quickly fades. Nose is cocoa and coffee, and the taste follows the nose. Very smooth, well balanced stout, with a creamy mouth feel and a nice short finish. Delicious.
williamherbert (1364) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chocolate brown. Good head. Aroma is hazelnut and mild coffee. Smells great. Taste is coffee, but more plums, dates, raisins, and PRUNES. The feel is soft and prune-like.
Changed (374) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours black, white head is almost nonexistent. Spotty lacing. Aroma is, yes, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is much the same. The most notable thing about this beer is the aptly named velvet mouthfeel. Pretty much as well balanced as a beer can be... perhaps too well balanced?