argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Duncansville) Small tan head with brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee and cream. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some cream, light burnt, chocolate. Creamy medium body, low carbonation.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
black, fine tan head,
sweet dark chocolate and roasted aroma,
lots of sweet chocolate flavor, touch of vanilla sweetness, light roasted adds some balance,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (8453) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - 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.
3fourths (7522) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
5 oz sample at the brewery. Dark brown colored body with red light at the bottom and top of the glass, topped by a dark brown, tiny-bubbled foamy nitro head. Light coffee and medium roast in the nose, with a similar flavor up front that turns more dry and pasty over the middle, with an almost tart/parched dry beachwood and char note into the finish. Very roasty and full flavored, but the nitro body is poorly done, and it falls apart thin and loose on the tongue rather quickly. They told me with straight faces that they sell growlers and growlers of this nitro stout. Ugh. Overall, it would benefit from either more heft, more chewiness, CO2, or all of the above. It’s a decent enough recipe but they’ve got to work on presentation.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown pour with aroma of chocoff, prunes. Tastes chocoffy, with some molasses at the finish. Very smooth mouthfeel.
j12601 (6403) - 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 Marzoniís 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.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft @ Marzoniís brewpub, in Duncansville, PA, USA .. first stop of the day - medium bitters .. sweet tar .. burnt molasses .. light stickiness .. . nice as it warmed up
.. . . iím gonna be like a seahorse
kramer (4354) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Duncansville. Pours a dark brown, almost black body with a wispy brown head. Nice roasty nose with a good bit of coffee. Great roasty and coffee flavor, with a burnt malt finish. A little bit watery in the mouthfeel with moderate soft carbonation.
JaBier (4332) - 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.