No affectations, and certainly no gimmicks. Brewed truly to style, the aroma of bakers chocolate and fresh roasted coffee playfully waft from the glass. A rich blend of kilned malts give way to creamy caramel, subtle roastiness, and a hint of vanilla. The oats impart depth of character and a velveteen texture that rounds out all the flavors. Recommended pairings: Nutella filled crepes with shaved hazelnuts and a dusting of cocoa powder. Or as an appetizer, warm sourdough bread with Gruyer.
jb (2322) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewpub. A bit light but still very tasty. The usual roasted toasted notes. Not as oily as some. Good
Ron (2726) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Roc Brewing Co. Nice dark pour with a small tan head. Some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee malt. Nice stout flavor.
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