Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a light tan head. Dark roasted malt flavor with some dark chocolate. Body is surprisingly thin despite the rather milky looking head.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice looking brew. Black body and creamy tan head. Arouma is smoky, chocolate. Taste is roasted chocolate and a bit of ash. Body is unexpectedly thin, but very drinkable. Not bad at all!
beerbill (3540) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a moderate, creamy, tan head that lasted through mid-glass. Pleasant aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and just a bit of char. The flavor unfortunately does not deliver upon the foreshadowing of the aroma. There is a bit of chocolate, however, the flavor is dominated by burnt malt and chalk. Add to that the thin watery body and this is just not a very good dry stout.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nitro. Aroma of dry, roasted, chalky malts. Flavor the same, some odd astringency or metallic note or something in there too. A bit light-bodied as well. Dull with some odd notes for me.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at JH. Pours black with a thick, creamy light tan head (nitro, I think). Aroma of sweet malt and cocoa powder. Flavor is super chocolately with a light smoky finish and a touch of oatmeal in there. Light-bodied and smooth as hell to drink. I’ve got to try this again!
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is quite interesting, light bitter chocolate and a slightly minerally, salty and briny roasty character. Light cocoa as well. Soft lingering roastiness on the back of a fairly light bodied brew. Soft lingering roast and a light ashy/dusty character. Simple, but eminently quaffable.
notalush (5004) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro - oh yea, I sure do like the stouts this guy makes - the aroma is a bit ashy, with a rather authentic hard-water character - the roastiness in the flavor borderlines on being smoky, which is a plus in my book - not as dry as I was expecting, so this little bit of bittersweet chocolate character makes it just a tiny bit more complex than a lot of bland examples of the style - but it’s light enough to make for easy drinking - a really nice beer.
beastiefan2k (2526) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint pour @ brewpub. Pours completely black with a small tan head. Aroma is dry and ashy with some roast. Also somee of that inherent JH mineral aroma. Taste is watery at first but then followed by a hit of light char/roast and ash. The watery beginning makes it super easy to drink but yet the punch flavor makes it fun to drink. Enough flavor but able to also put a bunch down.