JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub. Black pour with a big tan nitro head. Roasty aroma with some metal. Roasty and chocolatey flavor that is a bit watery. Expected better.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6457) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a black color with a large khaki head. The aroma is dry bitter malts and floral hops. The mouthfeel is thin and watery. The flavor is moderately roasty and bitter with a light coffee undertone and a bitter roasty finish.
egajdzis (5939) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a black color with a tan, creamy, head and nice lacing on the glass. Sudsy, milk chocolate aroma. Bitter roasted coffee taste. Finished metallic and tinny, overall a rather weak mouthfeel.
kramer (5757) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured a dark brown, almost black with a nice creamy one finger nitrogenated (is that a word?) head. Light aroma of roasted malts and slight hints of coffee. Flavor is fairly thin as well, but appropriate to the style. Some roasted malt and to a lesser extent burnt black patent malt. Finish is dry and lightly bitter. Mouthfeel is thin and somewhat watery as expected. Overall, a good example of a less than exciting style.
EithCubes (5458) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Otto’s. Looks exactly like the coffee stout. Nose is tangy/acidic, sort of like a pale lager made in Ireland would. Light body, creamy taste, essentially the coffee stout without the coffee addition (which reveals to us the real winner in that other, great brew). A very nice Irish Stout full of gentle, creamy goodness, but needs more carbonation and more bite.
cheap (5147) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Yes a good example of this style, flat and roasty. Black pour with a chocolate mouse head, very pretty and attractive. Smell is rather roasty and appealing. A very flat palate and a good representation of this style. Has the attributes of any other dry stout. Not my style. Tastes like somebody filtered this beer thru the coals of an old wet campfire. Finish is as expected. As far as enjoyability goes, cannot hold a candle to Tröegs Oatmeal Stout or Carlow OHaras Celtic Stout. On par with Murpghy’s and Guinness Draught. I’ll add a few aenths of a point to this in honor and respect for mj.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a light black with a nice light brown head and good retention. Roasted coffee, chocolate, light licorice hints, and some other dark roasted malts. Light flavor overall, but some decent coffee, roasted grains, chocolate and light caramel hints. Body is a little on the weak side, but the finish is pretty smooth.
sonnycheeba (4870) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, creamy beige head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is heavy roasted and caramel malt, light dark fruit esters, light earthy hops, and some smoke; creamy taste with dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
DiarmaidBHK (4085) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice session stout. Pours nearly black with a nice white head that lingers nicely. This one is served from nitrogen so it has a nice creamy mouthfeel. The taste is fairly mild. The roasted malty notes are there but they’re buried. This would make a nice session beer in part because it looks so fantastically drinkable.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light smoky/roasted nose and a bit of a tang. Dark brown-black with beautiful light-brown creamy head that was still there when I finished. Smooth carb, medium-heavy silky body. Hints of smoke, malted chocolate, and coffee bitterness. Light sour finish. Starts a bit sweet with dry mellow after. Not hugely complex but a very nice dry stout.