Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
New England Bucket List Trip #154. Growler from the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a large frothy dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, mild oats. The taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, mild nuts and dark fruit. Medium bodied, mild lingering roast, exceptional balance.
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh growler fill thanks to Kirk. Appearance is black with a thin layer of light mocha head. Aroma is oats, coffee roast, and dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate, followed by some light coffee roast, silky smooth mouthfeel, all perfectly balanced. This is outstanding, man, such great balance.
Art (3034) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Hill Farmstead. Pours a dark brown to black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, light grain. Taste is sweet with a crisp finish. Medium thick mouthfeel.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Dark brown. Sticky but clean. Roasted malts with nutty elements and dark chocolate. Really awesome.
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charule (2123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HF. Poured black with thick tan head. Huge coffee aroma. Light carb med bod. Tastes bitter roasted coffee
conway (2210) - - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Dark cola with a thick mocha head. Aroma is oat, chocolate and subtle coffee. Coffee becomes more apparent in the taste but the balance is incredible. Perfect tension between sweet and toasty. Medium smooth and sticky mouthfeel. Outstanding.
Baristas2Brewers (24) - - FEB 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is stout heaven. Creamy chocolate and coffee perfection. Beautiful aroma and smooth taste. Vermont knows how to do it right. Best beer, coffee, and food imaginable. I’m in pure bliss.
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ Hotel Vermont. Wow now this is what I’m talking about. I’m in stout heaven here with notes of coffee, chocolate, barley, and pure bliss. Slam dunk and wish there was a way I could high jack the keg to bring home.
jbruner (3852) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared thanks to scotchzi! Pours an opaque black with fluffy tan head that leaves good lace. Aroma of deep roasted malts and coffee, hints of dark chocolate and smoke. Taste follows, nice and smooth, good balance of roast and smoke. Nothing crazy, but nicely done.
Vestergaard (1577) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Aaron and Erik. Pours a pitch black with a fluffy, brown head. Aroma has coffee, cocoa, licorice and salmiak, hints of oatmeal and some slight roast. Taste is bitter roasty with lots of coffee, but also some fruity sweetness. Smooth and nice, and with a little hop presence as well. Low carb.