Darkmagus82 (1939) - - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transferred from BA reviewed 2-2-12 -
Served in a pint glass a the restaurant.
Appearance- A nice very deep brown color with a off white head that was present upon serving. The head was very persistent lasting quite some time before giving way to a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell- Sweet chocolate and oaty heartiness meet the nose, almost as though oatmeal was mixed with a chocolate bar. A bit of vanilla is also present, with some caramel malt aroma that works it way in toward the end rounding out the smell experience quite nicely.
Taste – A sweet chocolate and coffee flavor first hit the tounge. A breadiness/oatiness mixed with a bit of carmel flavor then comes in mixies with the chocolate taste quite nicely. A very balanced stout.
Mouthfeel – A nice creamy thick brew for only 6% abv. The nitrogen driven body with its smooth malty flavor coated the pallet and made for a nice drinkable dark brew.
Overall – Very drinkable, flavorful and enjoyable. A drink to try and one I would recommend. I only wish it were available year round.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown to black with a medium sized tan head. Big coffee and roast on the nose, chocolate and cocoa. Nice chocolate, medium-bodied, a bit of cocoa and roast, thins out a bit. Long bitterness and roast into the finish. Nice enough.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thick brown nitro head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, Parmesan cheese, lots of chocolate malt. Slightly acidic and a bit bland, though smooth and drinkable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 On nitro. Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with an enormous fluffy dark brown head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was roasty and toasty with notes of cocoa, port wine and wood. The flavor was roasty chocolate, raspberry, port wine, wood, burnt toast, malted milk and vanilla. Nicely complex and washing over the tongue in waves. Very long finish. Moderately full bodied and smooth. Very nice!
sonnycheeba (4105) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep, dark brown with average, frothy tan head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, toffee, earthy hops, and dark fruit. Flavor is heavy roasted malt, average earthy hops, average dark fruit esters, and light smoke; well balanced with a dry coffee finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (10546) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours black with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is peat, prunes, smoke, leather, roast and coffee malt, and woody hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters, smoke, peat and a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.