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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
No oatmeal in this one. Very burnt and coffe alike. A bit like a light version of the mighty Limfjordsporter! Very creamy head. One of the better stouts in NYC brewpubs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Tap at the Chophouse... Poured a dark brown/reddish color with a small tan head and a little lacing. Aroma of anise, black licorice, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and coffee, a little sweet licorice with a creamy mouthfeel. This certainly lived up to the hype.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2004
More roasted malt aroma than anything else. Decent bitter chocolate taste thats both dry and sweet. The one beer these guys make (that I had) that’s worth drinking. Save the $14.50 taster price and just get a pint or 2 of this.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mawgspawn (8) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2004 does not count
Heartland Brewey @ Union Square on Tap. With an almost black appearance with blood red highlights, i thought this was going to be a thick concoction, but i was very pleasently suprised. WIth a pleasent chocolate coffee aroma, it has a very smooth rich flavor, suprisingly bright for a stout in my experience. Sits on your tongue a moment not doing anything, then you get hit with chocolate and coffee, and a pleasent hazelnut aftertaste. Not being a Stout fan myself, i was suprised at how much i liked this one, and rated it my favorite of all the Heartland Brewery beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 13, 2004
On tap at Union Square. Flavor was very complex. Swallows very smooth and then kicks in on the tongue and at the back of the throat and then mellows and lasts a long time. Started out with a taste of chocolate and then a strong taste chichory and then finished with the mellow coffee at the end. Nose was chocolately and had an italian coffee espresso aroma to it. Poured a dark brown with some red and orange highlights.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2004
On Tap @ Times Square location. Looking at the ratings here, I must've had a bad batch-could've been the first bit out of the tap for the day as it was early. I thought it was awful. Seemed infected and not enjoyable at all. Couldn't finish the sample I paid $2 for ($2!!!) Coupled with the rude service, I wouldn't go back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
On tap - Heartland Chop House - Nearly black beer with reasonable lacing. Roasty chocloate aroma and flavour. A decent beer with a good chewy mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2004
All the Heartland beers I have sampled were on draught at the Heartland Brewery Chop House in Times Square, New York. As well as the beer they also do great food! The best of the bunch. Jet black hue with a light brown head and good lace work. Roast malt, coffee and chocolate aroma. Rich creamy, chocolatey taste with coffee and roast malt. Has a long smooth finish kind of Velvety. A good stout!

4
   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.

2.5
   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.


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