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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Generous portions of roasted barley, black and chocolate malts which leave "coffee" overtones lingering on the palate. The Nitro Keg version is particularly soft and creamy.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft at The Chapter House in Ithaca, served in a pint glass. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a small but lasting creamy dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, cream- sweet and roasty. Flavor of coffee, toasted sugar, chocolate, cream, and earth. A bit thin, with a sweet, roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good sweet stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2431) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer is dark brown with a small, tan head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma brings some chocolate, smoke, and light roast. The beer is smooth and tasty, with a subtle sweetness throughout. The body is rather thin, with fairly low carbonation (Iíll take the serving medium into consideration). The finish is smooth, and leaves lingering notes of smoke and roast. Overall, a tasty brew and easy to drink. I would have this again. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 06-19-2011

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2459) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2012
With 390,490 and 590 clogged with traffic, I took the back roads thru the city and ended up at Tap and Mallet. On tap, a very dark thick beer, wtih a nice chocolaty aroma with moka coffee. Beautiful taste of choclate cake with some stewed fruits, bitterness from choclate malts. Good bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Thanks to Mike for this... Looks great, dark brown, borderline black with a huge medium mocha head, great retention and lace... Smells like an oatmeal stout, creamy, vanilla, milky a touch to sweet, a touch of chocolate, lacks balance... Lots of coffee on the front, a bit of ash, ashy feel as well, a bit of sweet finish on the back, super easy to drink, one of the better english stouts Iíve had

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at the Chapter House in Ithaca last weekend. Served in a pint glass. Currently the #1 English Stout, and deservedly so. Pours near black with a moderately-thick tan head. Good retention and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a good amount of dark chocolate along with some roasted malt and coffee. Good combination. Slight smokiness to it as well. The flavor really combines all of these elements quite well. As with all of the beers I had from them, there was a touch of diacetyl, but it fit in well with the style. Way to use that English yeast. The smoke really makes this beer. Medium body with a slightly-smokey and dry finish. Still some body to pick it back up. Really solid. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-04-2011

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Dark Opaque brown with a dark tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate aromas. Mild sweetness and heavy bitterness. Roasty/smoky notes on the finish. Full bodied witha creamy thick texture. Really good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 11, 2009
Cask at Mr Goodbar
Appearance: dark brown-black , creamy beige tanned top, ring painted on glass wall.3+
Nose: roasted barley , chocolate with hint of sourness , some of brown sugar. 7- .
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied , low carbonation. Character in mid of black tea , chocolate , Munich malt with side brown feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pete4999 (1005) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Draft at Tullyís in Amherst, NY. Opaque black pour with milk chocolate colored head. Light coffee scent. Taste is good, coffee and chocolate, definite coffee. Slight bitterness, but not a stabbing red wine-style bitterness that lingers. A little thinner than I would have hoped, but good overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1273) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
The appearance? Black Hole darkness where not even a sliver of light escapes. Finger of chcolate milk-brown head. Looks big and heavy...and pitch black. The aroma is a roasted/burnt malt flavor with light coffee notes. Understated but quite rich. Smells good, but not all that powerful. The initial taste is a burst of strong coffee with burnt malt. The roasted stout flavor dominates. A sweeter second wave of dark chocolate and mild yeast. Very strong combination of flavors. The bready ringwood yeast comes out as it warms, as do all the other flavors. Really strong. Feels thick as hell but also smooth and oily. Leaves a thick coating. Somehow thickens as it warms. Itís very balanced even though itís really thick and strong. Sweet enough for ONE repeat. Feels/tastes like it has a lot of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Growler. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma, with chocolate and a touch of coffee. The flavor has a nice mix of sweet and roasted malts with semi sweet chocolate, a bit more coffee, and even a hint of smoke. Very nice.


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