GenDV138 (3358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Selin’s Grove. Dark brownish black with thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, light licorice. Tastes of chocolate, roast. Light body with a dry finish.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Selins Grove. Deep brown with a tiny tan head. Mocha, coffee cake. Dry oatmeal cookies. A hint of red fruit skin. Brown sugar and a bit if plum with cery dry ashy finish. Medium body, soft carb.
Travlr (15858) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy brown color, huge beige head. Aroma of sweet hot cocoa at Christmas. Taste is slightly funky and sweet cocoa powder.
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a darker brown with a frothy white head. Aroma was of light roast, buttered chocolate and some herbal hops. Flavor was dry, but still nice dark chocolate and roast. Solid for the style.
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft Sample at Brewpub. Pours red/Brown, great lacing. Huge roast nose, lots of roast, coffee and brown sugar. Dry and mild bitter. Lots of astringency. Massive flavor. Yummy.
DocLock (8529) - 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 (977) - 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 (3724) - Lewisburg, 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 (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 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. 737413
4 yrs later...
hazy chestnut, puffy white head dies fast but laces like your breath on winter glass. Dusty, earthy nose, malt present in pumpernickel, waxy plastic dominating. Flavor is high acid roast burn mixed with diacetyl, oily mid palate slick with grassy bitterness before rich body brings yields balanced roast finish, frothy with light vanilla and cream. 557413
adrian910ss (2421) - 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.