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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2012
On tap at the South Side location. Pours thin but very dark, essentially black, with creamy beige head. Mild aroma of wet coffee grounds and pine needles. Moderate to moderately light earthy and coffee grains flavor. Subtle tang. Moderately creamy body. Minimal roastiness. I wish the balance went more toward roasted flavors and less toward bitter earthiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2012
Draught at Heartland, NYC. Almost black - creamy offwhite head. Licorice. Roasted. Coffee. Nice malty. Sweetness. Espresso. Dark chocolate. Smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Draft. Pours black with brownish off white head. Nose/taste is creamy oats, cocoa, chocolate, roasted black malt and light coffee. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On draft at the south street seaport location. Nice almost black color with a tan head. Coffee and light chocolate notes in the aroma and taste. Very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7750) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2012
Draught at Heartland (Empire State Building, NYC), on January 30, 2012
Clear, very dark red to black color, light brown head. Smooth, fruity, clean, coffee, very nice taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Coffee, sweet scent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On tap. Pours with a deep brown body with some orange highlights. Lasting (possibly nitro?) tan head. Aromas are of coffee, nutty, bready, cocoa, espresso, earthy, dusty and perhaps a twist of orange peel. Flavors are bready, nutty, earthy cocoa. Very mild roast. Smooth. A bit watery though. Nice malt character, a touch of leather, medium to light bodied, creamy. Easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
On tap at the midtown location. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, stale coffee, sweet malt. Flavor is roasted, bitter, and chalky. Smooth palate. Decent oatmeal stout, nothing I’m writing home about. 7/4/6/3/13 (3.3/5)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2011
on tap at Midtown HB site. Good off white head. Clear deep amber pour. Quite nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (709) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Taken from notes... Black color, thick and rich half finger tan head with good lacing. Nose is roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is a bitter sweetness with good oatmeal, flavors of dark chocolate and raisins, black licorice and anise with sweetness

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Sample @ Heartland Times Square. Pours opaque with large foamy head even in the 4oz sample glass. Chocolate aroma; chocolate flavor. Quite drinkable, and very good, but maybe thinner than I expect from a stout.


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