DocLock (7745) - 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.
puzzl (3249) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9471) - 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.
sonnycheeba (3393) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JaBier (4834) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - 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.
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.
Naka (704) - 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.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
roder60 (1283) - 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.