sloth (2997) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Draft at the pub. A nicely poured pint with a thin tan head, fair retention and just a little bit of spotty lace left behind. An almost black colored brew, though some brown edging is noticed. Nose of light roast, lightly dusty, caramel malts and coffe as well. Medium body, creamy on the palate, lightly oily. Pleasent roast flavors, a hint of cocoa and maybe some notes of vanilla as well, chocolatey flavors along with the roast, coffe and some berry notesl. Lightly sweet and roasty finish. Decent. jercraigs (11344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2008
2008-06-11. Black body with a modest khaki head that fades. (3+) Very interesting aroma, very dry roast, extra dry cocoa, and a light touch of smoky burnt vegetations. Dry roasty flavour acquires a strong ashtray character to is as it goes on, dry roasty bitterness. I am really not digging this one. Average to thin palate. Not for me. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry<P>"Terminator X is now an ostrich farmer." - GregClow
Aurelius (5742) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Nice roasty aroma with a little chocolate/barnyard haze. Dark with a creamy head. Only slightly nutty sweet -- I wouldn’t categorize this as a sweet stout, it’s almost a porter. Medium body, moderate roasted finish that gives way to cocoa. Goes a little flat and a little watery. Enjoyable, but not very distinct. Thanks to the W family for hauling this back from MA. Cletus (6351) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Growler, samples at the brewpub: Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, hints of nuts and molasses. Tastes of roasted malt, subtle bitterness, coffee, hints of chocolate. Enjoyable. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a deep black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of smoked malt and chocolate. Flavor of smoked malt and chocolate. The body is light to medium with soft carbonation.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
Black body with a medium tan head. Very roasted beer. Very toasted bread, light roasted coffee beans, hint of vanilla, faint dark chocolate. Some grassy and citric hops. Short mild-medium bitterness. Overall rather dry especially for a Sweet Stout. Full bodied by a lively carbonation. Nothing original but a highly enjoyable stout. Was simply called “Stout” at the pub. I assume it’s the same as this “Black Bear Stout” ratebeer entry. They probably just stopped making a beer for the black bear. It’s a bad idea to make a beer for bears anyway, they eat the customers when they get the munchies. OldGrowth (3473) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2005
On tap @ brewpub. Ok nose, Lite roasty, chocolate milk, nutty. Dark brownish black color. small head tha faded quickly, Bitter flavors. Coffee & seltzer. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Easy to drink stout, made me think porter, mkobes (2143) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Roasty and Malty. Roasty, chocolatety notes. Caramel. Very nice stout. Smooth. Full bodied. Lots of coffee in the aroma and flavor. Excellent. MaiBockAddict (1498) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Tap at the brewpub. Deep dark brown, tan head. Roasted coffe aroma and flavor. Very rich and smooth. Dry finish. The coffee notes are very pronounced. Very drinkable. muzzlehatch (4978) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Truly excellent sweet stout, with a very powerful milk chocolate aroma, medium sugar in the flavor, vanilla hints swirling amongst the chocolate, rather dry finish like most of the brewery's stuff, just a bit too much astringency or it would be GREAT. Still, pretty top-notch.