argo0 (12925) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(SCBE2003): Creamy big beige head atop a clear red-black body. Aroma is roasty chocolate, medium sweet. Taste is weak up front, but then turns medium sweet, light chocolate, caramel, finishing lightly roasty. Medium body, watery texture.
BeerandBlues2 (11829) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and light roast malt, dark esters and light wood character. Flavor is malt dominant, oats, chocolate, wood, faint vanilla and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark black color with brown edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, caramel, and a little oaty. Tastes of chocolate, oats, coffee, and roast. Thinner body.
Sammy (10752) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub Another master craftmanship by this brewpub. Only mild roast, and only 4.8% a.b.v. Very opaque brown with a light brown head. Taste a bit as if on nitro-tap. Creamy mouthfeel consistent with that. Cold coffee and chocolate, great bittersweetness.
GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Selins Grove. Deeper clear cola with dense, coffee foam. Great retention. Thick, malty nose with maple and brown sugar. Taste is dry,
sharply bitter with big brown sugar and thick rustic maltiness. Excellent roast character. Comes across as porter or schwarzbier. Very clean but thinner. Palate is weak. Malt driven. Lighter for style. Now that I see the abv, well, there you go.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Selin’s Grove. Pours a dark caramel cola color with a medium sized dense creamy head. Cocoa, chocolate, sweet roast and malt, caramel. Creamy and smooth, roast and cocoa. Chocolate and roast. Nice coffee notes, sweet and creamy finish, roast and caramel.
jercraigs (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-08-17. Very dark brown black body with a modest tan head. Pretty sweet flavour, mild sweet malt core, dry roast slowly builds as you go. Sweet finish then dry dusty malt in thee aftertaste. Smooth average plus palate is softly carbonated and a touch light for a stout. Mild aroma of dusty malt and light roast, whispers of cocoa. Solid but fairly simple. On tap at Selins Grove, Pennsylvania
3fourths (9015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on nitro with a firm but fluffy ice cream brown colored head that seemed to last throughout the drink. Huge, rich chocolate and oatmeal nose, somewhat sharp and biting, then oily and "crusty", the oak flakes are incredibly penetrating and rich, and there’s a really interesting dark fruit (plum, black cherry, etc) flavor that develops on the back and in the finish, that’s not sugary or sweet but rather woody and chocolaty, like a dark chocolate covered cherry. Heavy char and roast in the nose, while the body (nitro) is smooth and silky up front before becoming more aggressive and roast-heavy (coarse) over the middle. A very, very good stout.
mabel (8321) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4670-20120817] Tap. Roasted smoky grains and dry wood aroma. Murky, dark brown black body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Smoky roasted grains flavour has a long aftertaste of burnt cigarette ashes and smoky kindling. Full body. Overpowering! (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ brewpub, Selinsgrove, PA)
blipp (7896) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro pour. Pours deep brown with a beige nitro head. Medium roasted malts, some nutty and chocolate sweetness, and faint earthy notes. Nice.