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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Coal Black and creamy smooth, this beer holds a light tan head and is surprisingly light in body - so it won’t fill you up. Thomas, WV’s heritage was based on the hard-working Italian coal miners who worked the mines from the 1890s-1940s. The tap handle is the silhouette of a local coal miner’s daughter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Tap. Pours dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, light earthy hops, light smoke, and faint vanilla. Flavor is roast and caramel malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; creamy, dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (485) - Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours jet black with a small but stubborn head that hangs around and leaves some lace. The aroma is mild, but there is coffee and malt and a little burnt bread. The body is far lighter than many oatmeal stouts, and the flavor is decent to pretty good. Rich coffee notes give way to a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. This is comparable to the Stockyard oatmeal stout at Trader Joe’s, which is also pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with orange highlights and a huge fluffy beige head that lingered forever and left great lacing. The aroma was dryish with notes of cream, toasty malts and a hint of fruity hops. The flavor was dryish, malty and a bit roasty with notes of cream, wood and faint fruity hops. Medium length dry and roasty finish with a bit of wood. Medium body. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle from Charleston. Nice dark brown pour with a big brown head and thick lacing. Light aroma of dusty malt and some chocolate. Thin mouthfeel and honestly not much flavor other than a light, lingering coffee bitterness. Okay

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft at the McHenry brew pub. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy tan bead and decent lacing. Tastes like light coffee bitterness, roasted grains, burnt toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like light bitterness, grains, and a hint of creamy chocolate. Not much aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Draft. Clear dark maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of black coffe, dark chocolate. Taste is bitter coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Tap at the McHenry, MD location. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, oats, prunes, figs, raisins, and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, oats, dark fruits, light hops, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft pour. Pours a darker brown with a grayish head. The aroma has charcoal and musky nuances. How appropriate. Tastes mildly earthy and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Draft sample at B&D Gastropub. Pours black with dark brown highlights and small head. Coffee aroma, medium body, medium carbonation, and medium lacing. Taste is pretty nice roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
darker than porter, inky with thin cream head, heavy lacing. richer than porter, more chocolate and bitterness, coating. Nice bitterness through the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Draft at the Morgantown location. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, mild chocolate notes and something reminiscent of coconut. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, very faint hops. Thin bodied. Not terrible, but too sweet.

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