beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2011 Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just another unexciting beer from what really turned out to be a very unexciting and uninspired brewpub. It is almost like their headbrewer learned how to make basic beers, and all he does is focus on cleanliness. Skip it.
On draught at Black Forest. Listed at 6.1% abv at the brewpub. Pours black with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt with notes of chocolate present as well. The flavor is roasted malt that is mellow and smooth accompanied by a bit of chocolate. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied. Very well rounded and smooth mouthfeel. This is one of the best beers I have ever had from Black Forest, well done! Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Pours dark brown like I expect an Oatmeal stout to. Really makes me want to drink it first on their sample tray. Little if no aroma to speak of. Has a very light coffee flavor which seems to come in two waves: one longer lasting and mild, one just at finish that is a little sweeter but fades almost as fast as you taste it. beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Tap @ brewpub poured into a pint glass with a big, frothy, brown head accompanied by a totally black body. The head turns into a surface covering lacing, looks great! Aroma is dark fruits syrup with hints of past due tangerine sweetness, kind of weird. No roast, no chocolate, or any traditional oatmeal stout sweetness. Taste is a bit sweet and very fruity, esters filling the flavor. Some faint chocolate on the back end of the flavor. A bit of a metallic/mineral aspect. Thin body, finishes empty. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2005
Pours pure black with a very thin beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and toffee with hints of hops. Flavor is more hoppy than expected but finishes slightly harsh and astringent. Moderately smooth finish.