jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful dark opaque black with a creamy nitro head. Nose is malty, roasty and chocolate, Taste is chocolate and a bit light. Finish is dry without any carbonation. Quaff Scote 7 / 10
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/18/07 - Sampler at the pub. Dark black color. Brown head. Good retention and lacing. Bit of coffee on the nose. Tastes of coffe and brown sugar with a rather strong hop finish. I’m a fan.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the ’skellar - Poured very dark with a thick tan head. Had a sweet, malty, coffe aroma. I’m not sure if the lines were tainted, but this had a slight cherry cough syrup flavor that was hard to get past. Nitrogen made it very creamy.Higher ratings woithout the syrup flavor.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
sample at brewpub: dark black with tan and white head. dark malt and coffee aroma. creamy head, tabacco and coffee flavor. Lots of tabacco blah. definite draw back. not a bad mouthfeel. could be fuller. Tabacco finish with tabacco oder. I’m not smoking. (was sitting in non-smoking section too
agl108 (765) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Zeno’s, Penn State. Pours jet black with creamy khaki head. A bit watery; lacking the body that would really make this beer top-notch. Still a very nice dry stout.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in the USA.... On that at the Brewery !! Pours black in color with a monster beige head that really last. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is much of the same with some mild tobacco flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth at first but then becomes kind of chalky at the finish.
Darkmagus82 (446) - - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA reviewed 1-19-12 -
Had on tap at the brew pub served in a pint glass.
Appearance – The black as night nitro driven beer forms a beautiful white head which cascades through the dark brew giving a nice, just off white, foam head with very nice retention. A thing of beauty in a beer.
Smell – Roasted malts and dark chocolate are the first to be encountered. While the two dominate the nose, a faint bit of sweetness works its way at the end.
Taste – The flavor of roasted malts give a nice very nutty-toasty taste. The cocoa flavor then develops shortly after, complementing the roasted notes very nicely. The nutty, toasty malt with chocolate overtones then sweetens ever so slightly toward the end of the tasting, with hints of vanilla swirled into the other more dominant flavors. A very nice balance. Nothing overpowers too much, but the important flavors shine at just the right time.
Mouthfeel – Creamy to say the least. The perfectly formulated nitro driven body combined with the wonderfully balanced and non overpowering lighter malt body makes for a very smooth drinking experience. So wonderfully smooth, light and refreshing; the silk of the beer world.
Overall – This is one great beer. I have tasted this many times before and every time I have it I am surprised at how wonderfully creamy, tasty, light and satisfying it is. For anyone out there this is a must try.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Black with very thick tan head. Aroma is faint roastiness. Very creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts. Solid but not great stout.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Chocolate, roast aroma. Pours a pitch black, burgundy rim and a tan head. Good body and very drinkable for a stout.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark almost black colour with mahogany red tint and creamy beige head that lingers on top of the beer. Aroma of roasted malts, and baking chocolate. Dry tasting stout with malty flavour.