BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, plums, raisins, and licorice with smoke and peat notes, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Light body, low warmth and medium carbonation.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very deep brown colored body with a thin, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweeter roasts with some dark chocolate, a touch of licorice, and a good amount of coffee. Some oatmeal and a bit of a lactose sweetness with a few dark fruits as well. Flavor is similar. Lots of coffee and roasts up front with a bit of a lactose sweetness and some chocolate and oatmeal with a few dark fruits. Finishes dry with some roasts and a light bitterness as well as some lactose and chocolate sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid stout. Flavorful and well balanced. Not bad at all.
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black from tap with a small brown head. Nice chocolate and coffee notes on the nose. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Nice roasted notes on the tongue. Finishes clean.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour. Creamy tight tan head. The nose is intensely chocolatey with a lovely light earthy cocoa flavour. A touch of light savoury character. Herbal and a bit chewy Slightly bready with a great balance of roast and sweetness. Lingering bitter roastiness. An excellent stout.
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap @ Marzoni’s - arouma is roasty, chocolate, espresso. Body is a bit disappointingly thin. Dark and malty with some coffee bitter. Smooth and tasty.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Marzoni’s on our way to RBSG. Pours a deep black with lots of roast and coffee, with a touch of oatmeal sweetness. Medium bodied, creamy with a tight bitterness. Nice long roast bitter finish.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfectly cocoa aroma, nice barley, chalk, peanut. Love it. Nice carbonic flavor, marshmallow, a smidgen of sweet lactose. Charcoal. Very dry. Excellent traditional stout.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery. Dark brown with a tan head. Faintly green nose mainly of fudge, also light coffee and alcohol. The flavor has less chocolate, more roasted malt, and exhibits an odd green plant note, almost pine-like. The body is way too silky and thin for the large flavors, so this could use some boosting. Still, I liked it.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Black pour with a medium light brown head. Creamy oatmeal nose with dry roast and some dark fruit notes. Flavor is dark fruit up front with a bit of sweetness, transitioning to a bone dry roasty finish. Nice complex stout.
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a sampler.....nice aroma of coffee and dry roast. Slight hint of chocolate. NIce warm taste of vanilla. Thin body.