adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark cola with a creamy beige head. Aroma of oats, malt and tangy citrus. Taste of oats, malt and chocolate. Creamy.
vtafro (4215) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the PH. Black pour with some tan head. Roasted chocolate, some lactose, sweet and malty notes. Run of the mill nitro stout.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nitro tap at the RIS release. A big letdown coming from these guys. Nice pour, but what nitro stout doesn’t? Tons of carbonic acid in this one, far too much so, with a big lack of complexity. A little bit of cocoa in the aroma, and almost nothing in the flavor. Very mild, but the carbonic acid hinders drinkability.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at SPH. Pours a dark cola colour with a beige head. Aroma of oats, malts, lactose, chocolate and espresso. Flavour of malts, coffee, milk, chocolate, and a slight hint of vanilla. Has a real milk stout quality.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SHPH. Pours a black body with a yellow tan head. Coffee and roasted chocolate notes, some lactose, and milk stout quality. Licorice, a hint of vanilla and some light espresso. A bit thin and not as creamy as i would have liked, none the less its rare for me not to enjoy a stout.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro pour, pint at SHPH. Pours a very nice rich deep dark black with a beige head and some lace. Aroma is nice and sweet, lactose, nutty, light roast and light on the chocolate malts- very light hops. Flavor starts out nutty chocolate and sweet light herbal hops, toast, light licorice, and some good roast, but the roast turns a bit sharp and the lactose sweetness finishes off a slight bit tart and astringent in the end- gets a bit prickly and not creamy smooth as hoped. Still pretty good overall.
tgncc (2983) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at SPSH. Color is deep brown/black, creamy tan head, the signature of a beer on nitro. The aroma is roasted, even ashy. The flavor is roasted malt, burnt, slight chocolate milk, but really not sweet, especially for a cream stout. The body is a little thin, especially for the style. The finish is the most lacking, very thin, watery, unremarkable. Maybe a little roastyness on the palate. Decent, but not outstanding by any means.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ SPH. Pours jet black with a thin, creamy, and lingering head that left noticeable lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt...I detected a little cocoa and coffee as well, but it was mostly the roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt up front, with a creamy mouthfeel and not too much of the milky sweetness you’re used to in this style. Overall, it was smooth, very enjoyable, and I’m glad I tried it.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap at the Publick House. Pours a deep dark black with a medium sized dense creamy tanned beige head. Light baking cocoa, a touch metallic, faint roast. Medium bodied, but still slightly thin due to the nitro. Nice light roast, a touch of vanilla, but still a light metallic tinge to it. Finishes slow and with a gentle roast bitterness.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Publick House. Arrived at the table black with a thin, creamy head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left partial lace. Very mild aroma of roasted malt and not much else. The flavor is roasted malt with a bit of tobacco emerging towards the finish. Not really any of the lactose sweetness I would associate with a typical cream stout. Medium body with a fairly soft mouthfeel. Mild bitterness at the finish.