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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Creamy and dark with a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/24/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black, fine tan head, sweet dark chocolate and roasted aroma, creamy body, 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
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2008
(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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
From a sampler.....nice aroma of coffee and dry roast. Slight hint of chocolate. NIce warm taste of vanilla. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (3943) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
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.

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