ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draught at the Framingham location 7/2/2005. Typical nitro dry stout, moderate amount of head, off-white colored on top of a cola to nut-brown body, some light auburn highlights. Aroma of dry coffee rinds, a hint of nuttiness and astringent roast. Flavor couldnt be any more boring if they tried. Light roast, dry, bitter notes with no redeeming malt sweetness, no hops and just tons of water. A hint of light cream/sugar/vanilla as it warms, but severely lacking in any interesting flavors and in body. Strange, as they make a really good milk stout here. Must be the nitro, or perhaps they werent aiming for anything more than a Guinness knock-off.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap@John Harvards, Boston, Ma. Quite a creamy dry stout. Light mocha notes, with touches of berry fruit in the end. A bit too thin to gett excited about.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at Harvards Framingham. Pours a dark brown with a creamy like tan head. The head leaves an amazing lacing that covers the entire glass from start to finish. The nose is light coffee and the flavor is folgers flavor crystals.
Stew41 (1625) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best of the house samplers. Quite thick style and low fizz. Lightly flavoured b ut shows character with chocolate and faint rhubarb touches.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Framingham: Poured dark brown with hints of ruby. Thick, creamy tan head. Moderate roast malt aroma with a bit of coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor is mild and not as pronounced as the aroma. Mild roastiness, mild coffee and chocolate. Full bodied and dry. Good.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent beer but a below average stout. Very dry with almost a hint of wheat in it.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
rather dry irsh stout. And by dry I mean it sucks all the moisture out of your head. This also had a very nutty flavor that i found to be an intresting mix. Not the best stout iíve had in a while
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2006 Sampled on draft at the Pittsburgh brewery this beer pours a dark black color with a medium sized creamy tan head. The aroma is very faint but lightly malty. There is a thick and creamy mouthfeel. The front flavor is light roasted malts, the middle is bitter and there is a hoppy note to the finish. This is sweeter than your average dry Irish Stout which in my book is a factor in itís favor.
scoobyluv (503) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
frothy head. opaque. tastes like 3 day old coffee. finishes dry. the head was the most impressive thing.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the brewhouse. it was pretty reassuring while in the states to know that even the poorer breweries, like harvards, still come up with decent stouts. ths was pretty close to black with a beige head. prune and cream aroma. lots of cocoa flavours and nice dry and lightly sour finish