LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Marzonis in Allison Park. Not a very good dry stout at all. Pour was the best thing about it. A dark black with a 2 finger tan head. I saw that and thought, "Wow, this will be good".Nope. Aroma was decent. Coffeee and roasted malt. Taste was very weak. Carbonation was nil. It’s like this beer changed to water mid swallow. There was a very bitter roasted malt/hop aftertaste which helped. All in all not good.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours black with ruby edges and an eternal tan head that leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is very roasty with lots of fresh coffee notes, some chocolate, and even a very vague vanilla-y bourbon hint. The flavor is dark caramel and coffee at first, then gets nutty in the middle and leads to a sweet finish. Silky mouthfeel.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Allison Park. Pours black with a quickly dissipating head. Faint aroma of dark roasted malts. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Flavor of dark roasted malts, molasses, and old coffee. Finish is dry, slightly thin, with a small hint of tangyness. Rather simple, but not offensive by any means. The assistant brewer was screwing around and filtered some through some coffee grounds, turning it into a fresh breakfast stout. It brought some over for me to dry and it was rather interesting.
zdk (1805) - 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.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the Allison Park location, 02.03.08 (Super Bowl Sunday). Tar, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, pine, caramel, anise. Flavor is the same with smoke and roasted nuts. Nice creamy, dry finish. Thus far, my favorite Marzoni’s beer.
roder60 (1279) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I felt that this was the best of the marzonis brews I tried BY FAR. Pours a jet black color with a large amount of froathy browth head that stays. Aroma is roasted coffee and cream. Flavor and mouthfeel are very very creamy and smooth. Dry roasty flavor, slight coffee taste - like a slightly more bitter guiness.
dpjuart (1033) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample in Altoona. Dark black color. Malt nose. Malt and chocolate and well hopped, but subtle. I like it. Body’s not really there, but not a big deal.
Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at beer night at the Coney. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and butterscotch. It is a complete black hole by the looks. THe flavor is creamy coffee caramel latte with a little molasses and some fruity characteristics. A decent thick body. Nothing too over the top but really tasty.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap 10/25/07 as part of a sampler rack. Nitro pour, icky. Black in color, tan fake nitro head, decent retention, no lacing. Very low aroma, little bit of maltiness. Flavor is a little harsh with lots of highly kilned malts and very little backbone. Kinda watery too.
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, sampler glass.
Dark opaque black in color, with no aura appearing around the edges of the glass...thick. Coffee, and roasty toasty malts on the nose. Bitter coffee flavor, dark chocolate, espresso, toasty malt, dry on the tongue. Decent stout.