argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft) Tan head with nice lacing atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some roast, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some earthiness, light anise. Smooth medium body.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Deep ruby-tinted brown-black beer topped by thick tan foam. Aroma is loaded with a nice coffee/cocoa aroma. Flavour is also quite nice. Softly herbal/spicy with a nice roasty maltiness and a touch of minerally bitterness. It’s quite thin on the back but it’s pretty solid up front. Sort of a herbal/cola-like flavour as it warms up. It’s unusual in that it seems to become more bland as it warms up. There is a light cherryish flavour towards the back. OK.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at BT. Pours a dark brown body with a tan head. Roasted malt with hints of coffee and burnt malt. A light chocolate note and some light hop bitterness. A decent stout.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap (not nitro) pour at BT. Pours a deep dark brown almost black with a massive foamy head- stealing me of beer in the pint glass :(. Looked good though- nice lace and good head retention. Aroma is nutty , good strong fresh roasted barley - some coffee hints. hints of dark chocolate and a grassy minty and slight citrus hop presence which I kinda liked- but strange in a dry stout. Good chocolate, roast, and piney like hops in the flavor, slight oat slick and smoothness with a very nice drying mineral- calcium finish. Pretty good.
LilBeerDoctor (3543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of nice roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Flavor of roasted/burnt notes. A little bland but not bad.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Ginger Man. Chalky aroma, the slightest bit of roast. Flavor is flat out dry ice, minerals, chalk. Carbonation and body are terrible. Just plain bad. I couldn’t even finish a pint of this.
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger: Close to opaque pour with a large khaki head. The aroma has evident black malt roast, chocolate chewiness, anise, and a dark crystal nuttiness. A touch over carbonated for the style. Lightly salty upfront with a rich black malt character. Quite chocolaty with mild nutty notes and a bitter finish that is both husky and hop spiciness. Solid profile with more malt depth than most Dry Stouts.
BREWMUSKCLES (2422) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
t @ g m... light and adequate in every way. light of palate yet still adequate in flavor i felt the beer was fresh flavorful and a better than decent representation of the style and it did not seem to be low in alcohol.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BT last week. Aroma of bitter chocolate, heavily roasted malt, maybe some charcoal and ash. Flavor became a bit too much charred. A touch watery and ashy in the mouth. Still not bad.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 dark pour at the barley pub, nice tan head. aroma is of coffee bean and chocolate. taste is ash, coffee and roast. mouth feel is a bit watery but not too bad.. a nice stout.