Ron (4376) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2017
A late dinner with JB, Anne and Patty. Poured black with a one finger tan head and lace. Light aromas of roast, chocolate and coffee. Mildly sweet flavor with light notes of the things mentioned above. Nice thick malty body compared to the other stout I had that night. ClarkVV (7294) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Draught at Casa Verde, 5/31/17.j12601 (13659) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2017
Dark mahogany-ebony, undetermined clarity, with a greyish-tan head atop, medium-sized and showing strong retention.
Fresh mineral and lactic character from the roast, with mild, fruity coffee character and soft vanilla tickling the nose as cherry and other fruity acidity balances the light caramel-molasses that is produced from the ample base malts mixing with the roasted barley. Clean and with no alcohol. Chocolatey and with just a kiss of citrus from the hops.
Soft, malty and well-attenuated with dry chocolate, fruity coffee and hints of both vanilla and light molasses. Sweet and sticky finish produces a lingering, rich, luscious flavor but the moderate acidity helps keep it balanced and drinkable. Almost perfectly balanced between dry/highly attenuated and richly malted. Hops add a light citrus and pine element but there’s no accompanying resin or big bitterness. Very lovely stuff.
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan head. Big roast on the nose, cocoa, chocolate, a bit of dried stone fruit. Medium bodied, big roast, cocoa, chocolate, nice soft coco. Bitter chocolate, slow cocoa, roast. Long bitter bakers cocoa on the finish, roast and cocoa.
Bebum (1198) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 Opaque, dark brown. Full body, lean texture, intensely flavored, flat mouthfeel, long aftertaste but a bit too dry . Moderately bitter, very dry, sharp almost tart with acidity. Assertively flavored with coffee dark roast notes, charcoal, burnt toast. Very good, better if a bit sweeter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BroSpud (2327) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2017
12oz can. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Coffee and chocolate notes but not too sweet. A touch of smoke. Pretty good.
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown color close to black color with a nice looking eggshell white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Foamy spider web lace.
The aroma had some burnt toast bold and up front with some thick roasted malty tones and then coffee grounds and a delicate cocoa powder. Light breadiness. Some ash/charcoal.
The flavor yields to the burnt toast and brings in the roasty malty tones in a semi-sticky sort of low-riding sweet fashion. Ash/charcoal again. Rugged roasty aftertaste with a semi-chalky dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat a tad lighter in body than expected for what I hoped would be a really nice American stout. Good carbonation. ABV felt right.
Overall, an American stout with a bolder burnt toastiness to it than expected. Nothing special, and here I was all excited about them being here in Vermont, hmmmm.... migwell (369) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Second time I’ve given this stout a whirl, and I’m still unimpressed.
Can into hurricane glass, producing not much foam, which quickly disappeared. Very deep dark brown color. Aroma of dark malt and chocolate. Pretty light bodied for a stout and thin flavored as well. I get the chocolate, which is anything but sweet, and a kind of ashy, burnt coffee grounds flavor with an unsatisfyingly bitter finish. Not for me. Drake (14495) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Keg at the brewery. Dark brown, thin creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of coffee, roast, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate. Medium bodied, creamy, lingering bitterness. puboflyons (3642) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is a highly attractive dark brown to jet black with a quick tan head that diminishes quickly with lacing. The aromas are muted all around with some dark burnt malts and a bit of vanilla. No hop profile. The body was thinner than I would have preferred. Same roasted malt forward taste but a more notable dry bitterness to finish. polo_marco (333) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Smells of roasted malts and smokiness slightly boozy on the back drop. Extra dark brown in color. Taste starts off with a strong roasted malt Flavor followed by Smokey flavor dry finish booziness in chest. Full body with lite carbonation. Very complex stout and enjoy the smokeiness that was add not something I usually like. Nice work.