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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Creamy and dark with a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6729) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a black color with a dark brown head. The aroma was gritty coffee and roasty malts The flavor was very roasty, smoky and very bitter. There is a coffee undertone. The finish is long, bitter and smoky. The mouthfeel is rather thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6327) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
One of my favorites from marzonis. Dry but noit completley without hints of chocolate that i love.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2008 On tap at the Marzoni’s in Allison Park, nice place. This beer’s appearance is simply delectable and attractive. Thick rolling rich black opaque used shovel head oil. Has chocolate mousse for a head but the head fades rapidly. Good roasty stout aroma. Very stoutlike initial taste. It comes across like you’ve filtered your beer thru the wet coals of an old wood campfire. I would think this was more like a sweet stout if I didn’t look at the style. Friendly and flat for the most part. Perhaps that is why it is listed as dry stout, very little if any carbonation. Overall a decent brew that deserves accolades. Creamy and dark. Has some medium lingering bitterness on the back of the throat like meat that has been burnt on the grill. Overall, a very good example of a dark beer. Not quite as good as Troegs Oatmeal but right up there with other good dry stouts like Carlow Ohara.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (5078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Draft. Pours deep, dark brown with thin beige head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, coffee, earty hops, and dark chocolate. Flavor is heavy roasted, coffee, and chocolate malts, light dark fruit esters, and light earthy hops; earthy/woody notes throughout with a dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 Roasted bitter coffee, milk chocolate, and light hops. Sweet and malty aroma. Dark brown-black with off-tan head. Medium watery body with smooth carbonation. Starts with light sweetness and medium acidity. Finish is sour bitter, roasty, with nice notes of chocolate and bitter roast coffee. Nicely hopped. After is medium bitter. A nice dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
On tap at the brewpub in Altoona. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, lactose, light roasted malt. Flavor of light roasted malt, bitter chocolate, sweet malt. A light, sweet stout, pretty good. Very drinkable. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
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.

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