bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours black with a 4 finger fizzy/foamy dark tan head. Aroma is sweetish burnt malt with a chocolate lilt. Med body with fizzy carb. Flavor is not all that sweet. Theres a lot of dark malt flavor, with mere hints of chocolate and coffee. There’s a dryish/cereal aspect in the finish. Not bad, just nothing I can previously recall. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, graham crackers and some roast. Sweetish flavor with roast and some chocolate. Medium-bodied. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
SAVOR, 22oz bottle. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy, light syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some oatmeal. Light-medium body, high carbonation. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2004
April 2004. Clear dark black with a nice aroma of torrefied coffee and vanilla. Little malts and hops, and rather watery. Low carb malt??? Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle, 3/31/15. Clear dark brown, large fizzy brown head, decent retention. Aroma of chocolate, oats, molasses, caramel. The taste is nuts, caramel, chocolate, tart fruits, sunflower seeds. Thin-medium bodied.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2006
on tap-pours a brown head with black color. Aroma is dark malt, oatmeal. Taste is dark malt, oatmeal, coffee, bitterness at the finish. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark and murky brown with a thin white to tan head. Faint sweet roast on the nose. On the thin side of medium bodied, burnt plastic and roast. None of the depth of flavor and body that the double oatmeal had last night. Sweet dark stone fruit and roast into the finish, light bitter bakers cocoa into the finish. DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2017
Draft. Hazy blackish pour with tan head. Nose was roasty dark malt, oats, cacao, hops. Smooth flavor, dark malt, dark choc, hops, complex and well balanced finish. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 My Bottom Line:JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Toasted bread and delicate yeasty fruitiness carve a landscape between the Brown Ale world and that of Stouts. Not that it is badly brewed, but this is just not what I want from a Stout of any kind.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil of foam tops the brownish black.
-Earthiness accompanies the toasted malt character; roastiness is strangely frail.
-The body is thin and the carbonation fizzy; again, not much of a Stout in the mouthfeel department.
-The finish is a fast fade out of the flavor profile.
On tap at the brewpub.
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Dark black pour. Sikly texture. Soft maltiness and a fairly restrained roasty aorma. A little but of dusty cocoa. A little bit of a berryish fruit note on the back. Soft and a little bit oaty. It’s a pretty nice brew.
Tap at HDG. Dark black beer, thin head. Aroma is fairly chocolatey with a cola-like herbal malt character. Light sweetness. Flavour is only okay, thin-bodied despite the light oaty flavour. Meh, really dry tasting... works better as a dry stout, but it would still only be average.
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