Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this with the brewmaster himself. Opaque black body, steady brown head, releasing chocolate malt and earthy aromas. Oysters are not detectable as they impart a mineral quality and nothing else. Rich, dynamic coffee and chocolate flavor bolstered by hidden fruit and grain, fairly light bodied (very porter-like), goes down buttery smooth. Malty and complex while managing to avoid ever becoming sickly sweet, with a moderate coffee finish, lacking the ever-so-slight bitterness my mouth was expecting. Near perfect otherwise.
EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My 5100th rating. Bottle. Nose is lightly musty/meaty, as at some Sushi bars, but that resides somewhat and leaves a sticky trail of dark chocolate and heavy dark roast -- interesting. Dark brown-black that’s pitch in the glass, medium -sized light brown head. Light-medium body, nice level of carbonation, it’s roast and dark chocolate, notes of scorch and char that pleasantly dot the way through the finish, but there’s very little (I think) bitterness and true enjoyment of the roast/blackness doesn’t really come until a pint or so in. Thankfully it’s semi-dry, and only lightly acrid, with pleasant creamy suggestions and a subdued fresh hop character that rounds off the edges nicely. Profile is something of an upscaled Brawler. All told, a bit strange, but a potential go-to American stout.
kvv104 (19) - - JAN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Notes of chocolate. Taste like a light stout and easy to drink.
BMMillsy (1572) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Philly. Nice chocolatey, roasty, relatively light, yet flavorful stout. I would definitely have this again. I was pleasantly surprised, as this is incredibly drinkable with plenty of smooth flavor.
Voodoo (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 Pours an opaque deep brown with little head which disappears quickly.......aroma of smoke, chocolate and coffee notes.....taste is light coffee, bittering, a bit thin but still creamy. Finishes bitter coffee grounds.
hfmejias (877) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured black, nice tan head but no real lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and a bit of coffee. Taste is mostly chocolate and roasted notes, some bitterness to it. Nice and solid, very enjoyable.
BeerdedDave (627) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Irish Pol in Philadelphia; black color; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma; great, creamy, smooth, roasted malt flavor with coffee and chocolate notes
Underdogs88 (188) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Notes of malt, toast and coffee on the nose. Appearance is a dark brown with a tan head. Flavor tastes like day old coffee with hints of chocolate in the background. The roast character is high. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a poorly brewed beer. I would not buy this beer again.
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DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is chocolate and coffee, taste is the same rich coffee/chocolate flavors, yum.
asheft (2600) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[on tap at Local, PHI airport]
Light coffee aroma with faint chocolate, licorice, and red fruit notes. Opaque black with clear, ruby highlights under an eternal, light brown, lacy flannel blanket. Sweet, sour and lightly bitter mocha flavour with faint red fruit accents. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth.
djaquay (133) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro, thick luscious off white/light tan head, crisp bite, kinda surprising for a stout, nice alcohol warmth behind. Will be looking for this again.