Ottos Black Mo Stout
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A dry Irish-style stout served with nitrogen. Black Mo is very smooth and creamy with a roasted character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5228) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2006
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (5094) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2005
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3981) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2002
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2010
On tap at Otto’s. Pours a cascading brown from the nitro that leaves a black body and a thick, very creamy, inch width, light brown head that takes forever to dissipate and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is nice. Lots of roasty and milky, dark chocolates with some ashy caramels. Just a hint of lactose sweetness creeps in there too. Flavor is more the same. Roasty with plenty of sweet chocolates and some caramel. Dry with a light, earthy bitterness and lengthy, roasty aftertaste with a touch of burnt ash. Medium, very smooth and creamy body with a light, creamy carbonation. Overall, a solid dry stout. Plenty of roasts and a nice malt balance. Smooth and creamy body make for an easy and enjoyable session. Good one.

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