penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black with a bit of ruby hue. A nice fluffy white head to cap it off. A nice thick lacing clings to glass as I drink it.
Smell is mostly of roasted malt.
The taste is of roasted malt as well as hints of chocolate and a touch of hop bitterness to round out the finish.
This brew goes down smooth and easy. It is a bit on the lighter side for an oatmeal scout and my opinion, but still very nice overall.
A very pleasant brew overall. I put down this rather large glass without any trouble and could have gone for another. I would definitely get this one again.
Reviewed on: 10-12-2008
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at sterling place. Very dark brown pour with a medium khaki head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee and toasted malt. Pretty smooth mouth feel but it gets a bit watery at the end.
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at sterling place. Dark black pour, white head, minor lacing, medium bodied. Nice roast, good flavor, nice stout. Maybe the best beer they make
valpoaj (663) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with more age on it than intended...pours black with a bountiful tan head - no carbonation worries at least. Aroma is quite inviting - sweet coffee, malt, a lactic note...not bad. Flavor is dull, however...light, sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, milk chocolate...flavors are good, just would like a bit more vibrancy here. Palate is well carbonated...seems appropriate for the style, albeit a little less oily than anticipated. Not half bad - would like to try fresh down the road
SoberDave (172) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak aroma, pours a dark brown. Tastes of roast, coffee some hops and bitterness. Nice bite to it. Certainly nothing wrong with it, just not outstanding.
redpooba (402) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A another regular black stout with a white head. Nothing really stands out, the body is medium, the nose is minimal, but overall its decently smooth.
Ron (3007) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Brewery. Roastiness and a mild sour note. Dark Brown with a decent thick head and lacing. Coffee, chocolate and some cherry notes. It’s got some good stouty flavor that comes thru at the end.
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Growler fill from the brewery. Finally! Seems like forever I’ve been waiting for this to come back. Pours a mostly-opaque brown/black with a nice thick head that fades fairly quickly. Definitely smells of chocolate, and tastes of it as well. Very drinkable, I was able to put down the growler in one sitting and I’m not a huge drinker. This is even better than I remember it being in the past.
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Ribena/blackcurrant colour with a small white head. Aroma: Slight smoke and a hint of cream. Flavour: Nice, slightly malty, cream, oats and a long dry finish. Solid enough.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at brewpub- superbly drinkable- a real enjoyable treat, and the best beer FB makes in my opinion. Well done.
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at BCTC. Pours a clear brown to black with a thin white head. Caramel and wet grain on the nose, with some chocolate, roast, and a hint of coffee. Flavors echo the nose with some chocolate and coffee touches. Finishes with a light bitterness.