hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is like a foamy desert drink. Espresso, and what I can only describe as a negative (or inverted) chocolate taste. I am not quite sure how to describe that, but I like it. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
Darkmagus82 (444) - - 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.
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
sonnycheeba (3295) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours black with a large, creamy light tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is toast, chocolate and coffee malt, leather yeast with dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness, dark fruity esters, leather and faint peat notes with a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on nitro-pours a retaining tight tan head that sheets and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/roasty, some hops balance.
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a longlasting creamy off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of coffee and caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
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.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark black pour topped by a creamy nitro head. The nose has a nice soft oat/chocolate character. Bitter cocoa, assertively roasted malt and a soft creamy palate. Light bodied but there is a nice malt complexity behind the roast. A little bit of caramel mid-palate. Soft cocoa and a bit of light toasted malt. Roasty and smooth.
jb (2143) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @Ottos. Nicro pour. Thick head, roasted notes in the nose. Palate is dry with smoked notes. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Pretty standard stuff.