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A hearty roasted stout with the hints of Java and a rich dark chocolate sweetness. Gold Medal Winner 1997 Great American Beer Festival. Bronze Winner 1995. Silver Medal Winner 1999.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jubbjubb (1) - Rockwall, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2004 does not count
I had this while visiting Manhatten Christmas. Across from Radio City MH they sport a fine collection of brews. This one had a particularly well done composition, all around good stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2004
Draught, at the Heartland Brewery, Union Square, NY.</br> Dark brown with a full brown head. I had this session with my good budy MND, whilst he found this the best of the bunch he thought it was too thin. I agreed. Palate is a too short as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (4070) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 Pours a beautiful deep brown with piles of creamy off-white beige head. This is some of the creamiest best tasting rich head. Aroma is pure coffee and roasted barley. Digging in, it was immensely roasty, syrupy, slightly chewy and flat. Big medium roast coffee flavors, and a wonderful black licorice flavor on the finish. Some grainy alcohol notes and a mild bitterness. Served at a great temperature. Unfortunately, it got slightly thin at the end, and it didnt have quite the complexity of Samuel Smiths. No winey/porty/prune notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Slightly sour when I had it, starting to go acetic in the serving tank... served too cold as well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Deep complexity and a silkly smooth mouthfeel. Lots of roasted barely, oates, light coffee. This beer was my last to sample and so it had time to warm. Nice nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Surprisingly clear and non-opaque with a vibrant, relatively dense head. GREAT flavors--striking every note just right, well balanced and pleasant. Coffee aroma bursting from the glass. BUT, I found this to be thin and watery...just so watery there was little to grab ahold of. A flavor to enjoy but not making up for other weaknesses. Maybe this would be a good session beer. (on tap, Heartland Brewery, Union Square West, NYC)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 29, 2003
Very dark, with a tinge of red when held up to the light. Large, thick tan head. Aroma was creamy, with a roasted malt-like note. Flavor was slightly sweet, although there was a funny, off flavor in the background that I did not like. Overall this was decent, but not as good as I was expecting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1895) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2003
The roasted aroma on this stout is just as amazing as watching the stout being poured. Enjoyable beer to dink too with all the flavor that I enjoy in a sweet stout. This beer was worth the $5.25 a pint the brewpub charges for a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Woo. Just woo. Woooooooo. Beautiful dark with a slightly reddish tint. Big mocha-colored head, barkeep had to let it settle several times to top off. Nose has nice roasts with a bit of smokiness and some chocolate. Initial flavor is very subtle roasts. At the swallow, becomes very milky with more chocolate at the end. Very dry and smoky, hints of tobacco. As it warms, becomes hoppier and drier, a nice bitterness. Lovely texture, certainly not incredibly thick, but I tend to expect lighter textures from oatmeal stouts, so it hit me perfectly. Simply amazingly quaffable, full and rich yet very drinkable. Great, great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2003 A little lighter colored than most with a rather large off white head. Semi-translucent. Roasted malt aroma with a moderate infusion of floral hop character. Bit of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Semi-sweet with a roasty finish. No backbone on this one. Good.

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