GTown (127) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just saw this on the Southern Tier page and had to rate it. Brewed especially for MacGregors, this is the best session stout I have ever had. Chocolate and coffee hints are ideal, as is the body. Excellent choice if you are in the Rochester area.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black body, small head, roasty nose,. Sweet, roasty, chocolate and coffee, drinkable, quaffable, nicely done.
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
New York state beer is sooooo good. Some of the best microbreweries in the world. This is made by southern teir. dark coffee pour with balanced sweet body. MMMMMMMMMM!
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Macgregors Jefferson Ave. Pours dark black with nice one finger white head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malts. Creamy medium bodied brew with smooth milk chocolate flavor. well done & the best of the three house bers I tried.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 I think they must have changed the recipe as I’ve had it a few times but this was different. It seemed much more carbonated then usual. and a stronger smoke taste to it. It was chocolaty malty and sweet but balanced with a nice hoppy finish. their best house brew in my opinion.
dtblaser (42) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stout at a great price off the tap. Nutty flavor backed with coffee malts. Has an overall creaminess while still having some good and strong flavor. If you’re at Mac’s go for it, it’s very drinkable and fun.
Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at McGregor’s in Chili. Dark beer with a tan head. Aroma is of toasted malts. Some sweet chocolate upfront was ok, but the bitter ending killed it for me.
jb (2935) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at McGregor’s in Chili. $2.00/pint. Very dark, couldn’t really see any highlights. NIce tan head with good retention. Mild aroma mostly of roasted notes. Flavor of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Gravely feel to it, bitter finish is fine by me.
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at MacGregor’s in Henrietta. Black pour with a nice dark tan head. Aroma is very attractive. Chocolate sweetness but also a nice burnt roastiness. The begining of the sip is sweet and chocolaty with the finish being bitter and roasty. Nicely done, and at only about 4.5% alcohol, this is one that could be consumed all night.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 (draft @ MacGregor’s - Henrietta, NY) Dark black pour with a nice and thick tan head. Rich and roasty aroma of chocolate, mocha, and toasted malts. Flavor is very roasty and burnt. Lots of coffee at the beginning with a smooth and chocolaty middle and a slightly bitter finish. Smooth and creamy with a nice burnt finish.