GMCC2181 (1481) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro at Newark location. Poured into a pint glass, black in color, mocha colored cascading head. Sweet aroma, with some roasted malts. Taste is light roasted malts, oat, light chocolate with a overall sweetness. Not bad....got better as it warmed up. Texture was nice... small nitro bubbles bounce off your tounge and sit there. Overall no southern tier oat but still a decent brew.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at Iron Hill Newark. Pours out black with a moderate creamy off white head. Aromas of light chocolate, slight roast and a little sweetness. Velvet-like smooth mouthfeel. Taste is roasted malts, light chocolate and some hints of oat sweetness. Rather well balanced and pretty solid.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20100104 Nitro tap at Newark. Aroma is pleasant but so mild. Flavor is woodsy, dirty. Simple dark roastiness. As it warms becomes a bit boozy, rummy even. Solid stout.
BeerandBlues2 (8566) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Newark. Pours clear black with ruby highlights and a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and roast malt with leather yeast, light fruity esters and woody hops. Flavor is chocolate and roast malt with fruity esters, light hops and bitterness, and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in Maple Shade. Ruby edges on pitch pour with clingy tan head. Nose is beautifully roasty, heavy coffee there but it’s a city roast, gentle background fruit with tar and ash. Taste is abundantly fruity, quite sweet, silky light-medium body, light oatmeal in with the roastiness. Excellent Sweet Stout.
eaglefan538 (2803) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Newark location. The pour was one of those wonderful stout experiences, bubbles separating out as a separate phase, slowly, delayed, very nice. Very generous tan to chocolate colored initial head that was very persistent, sat there looking pretty. The aroma was dark fruits, chocolate, some light roast. The flavor was chocolate, dark vinous fruits, some roast, and oatmeal aspects, although this was more overdone on the dark fruit/vinous side of things than I like my oatmeal stouts to be. Thick, a little syrupy, but kept honest by the oatmeal presence, I presume.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the North Wales location. Served on nitro. Pours a deep brown/black with hints of amber when held to the light. Very creamy Latte looking off white lacing head that sustained. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malts, lactose and vanilla. Flavor of milk chocolate, cappucino, oatmeal, slight roasty hints. A bit on the thin side and very milky/creamy.
alobar (2516) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, oatmeal. Taste was sweet-oatmeal, chocolate with some bitterness with hints of coffee. Medium body and very smooth.
KornDogg (517) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro at IH Lancaster. Dark Brown body with thin head... slight coffee aroma, with a roasted coffee taste, very subtle oat hints... smooth body
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at Phoenixville BrewPub (at 6.2%ABV): Aroma of roasted malt, light lactose, and a hint of chocolate. Poured dark brown/very dark amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan, nitro head. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of light chocolate, lactose, oats, and slight roasted malt. Medium body. Creamy, slightly dry texture. Nitro carbonation. Slight chocolate finish is a tad dry.