Oakes (14834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, dark bubbly head. Rich, molasses, a bit smoky. Malts end up being a bit thin on the palate, the sugars I smell but don’t taste as much.
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty stout that felt a bit thin on the mouth but full of rich smokey and chocolate flavor. Not bad, not amazing.
alexsdad06 (8230) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by someone at Natifest (from notes). Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have some roasted malts, dark cocoa, ashy, hints of coffee, I realize this is not an imperial stout, but this seemed thin and a touch watery, ok.
nuplastikk (5606) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at MBC. Black body. Dark rusty beige head. Roasty chocolate aroma. On the fuller side of medium bodied. A really solid Stout. A nice brewpub asset.
BeerdedDave (1184) - - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the brewpub; black with chocolate and roasted malt aroma; a smooth, dry stout with mild roasted malt notes; very pleasant and easy drinking
douglas88 (8011) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark almost black color with a medium off-white head. A nice dark fruit and coffee nose. A pretty heavy roasted nose, chocolate, dark fruit. Pretty robust. Very good.
cheap (5110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting black beer smell. Big and black with a nice head. Barely any co2. Taste is mild roasty beer with a dark roasted finish. Pretty good dark beer, friendly and easy to take. Enjoyable too.
bnokk (416) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Morgantown Brewery Coal City Stout.
APPEARANCE– Black as sin (not coal, HA!). Dark, creamy head. Can’t say any more about that.
NOSE– Smells like a typical stout. Deep & roasty smells.
FLAVOR– Outstanding! It’s a perfect stout. Just enough roastiness, and very balanced.
NOTES – Excellent. Best WV beer I tried while on a week long trip through the state. Definitely will go out of my way in WV to return to Morgantown brewing and have some more of this beer.
Jimmis (10) - - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery. Wonderful sweet, coffee, and malty nose. Pours dark, thick brown, with a thin head. Flavors comparable to the nose, with dark chocolate present, especially on the finish. Great stout.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at Natifest - thanks for sharing! Pours a deep brown color with a tan head - understated, lovely appearance. Notes of roasted, toasted, and chocolate malts, earth, nuts, and a bit of espresso. The aroma is sweeter, while the flavor leans earthier. Light-bodied, with low carbonation. A bit watery and washed out. Otherwise, a decent stout.