DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from brewpub, courtesy of PUB’R member Matt McCue. Thanks, Matt! Pours turbid burnt sienna with off-white head. Nose is rich roasty malt, cacao, hazelnut. Tastes very nutty; very hazelnutty, to a level approaching Bethlehem Brew Works Hazelnut Porter. Other flavors are roasty malt, mild cacao, but this one is a nut lovers dream (like your sister), and if they didn;t add hazelnut extract to this or a shit ton of nuts, then I have no idea how it ended up so richly nutty. This one could almost be dubbed a nut brown stout, and I’d love to see more of THAT style.
orangesol (605) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on-tap at the Selin’s Grove Brewpub into a pint glass.
A - Pours jet black with a creamy half finger tall khaki head, dissipating down to a thin film, leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of dark roasted malt, rich coffee, creamy sweetness, chocolate, and some slightly hidden hops. No alcohol is present at all. Very nice, light, stout.
T - Plenty of rich coffee up front giving way slowly to a mix of dark roasted malt, cream, and chocolate sweetness. The flavors are well balanced and mix well with the low ABV. Finish is quite roasty, lingering for some time. Pretty good stuff, very drinkable.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Rich, creamy, feel with plenty of lingering dark roast throughout the finish.
O - Very nice. I really liked this one. The low ABV. makes it extremely drinkable and the flavors are well balanced. I could drink this one all day no problem.
DiarmaidBHK (3132) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours fairly dark brown. Has a nice coffee taste and lingers for a long time with hints of chocolate. Well done!
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery. Dark nut brown with a thin tan head. Nose is predominant roast and licorice, light cherry and faint chocolate to add some depth. Chalky flavor of cocoa and lactic element, also some licorice and bitterness from the roasted malt. Creamy chocolate mid-palate with a thin, harsh bitter finish generalize the experience as incoherent, particularly given the sweetness in the flavor due to the creamy flavor.
adrian910ss (2275) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark cola with a medium light beige head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, and light malt. Taste of cocoa, baking chocolate and malt.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, almost cola like colour with beige head. Smells of coffee beans and bitter chocolate. Tastes of dry roasted malts, coffee, and bitter chocolate.
biznizness (1063) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the pub. Knockout beer. Absolutely loved it. Smooth and packing a ton of bitter, dry roasty coffee and everything else a stout ought to have in there. Would have taken a growler home if I didn’t have 2 cases of Troegs to break into.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a black color with a medium sized khaki head. The aroma was dry, bitter and roasty with notes of coffee. The flavor was dry, bitter and roasty with notes of coffee. The finish was long and the same. Typical for the style.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a near black body. Not really a fan of microbrew stouts, they never feel fully balanced. This didn’t fall into that category but close. Ok stout.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as good as their oatmeal stout, but decent. Lightly bitter roasted coffee flavor. Not too much complexity. Full bodied and full flavored. Low carbonation. Easily drinkable.