BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013 philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster on tap. Pours an opaque black with thin brown head. Aroma a strong sweet molasses with coffee. Flavor carried by a medium heavy body - syrupy, strong alcohol with some sweetness balanced with just enough bite. I’m not a big fan of stout, but this is quite okay.
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee malt with dark fruits. Flavor is dark malt and fruits with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Travlr (24909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Draft at the source. Pretty much black, briwn head. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is sweet cocoa, caffe macchiato. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On draft at brewery. Nitro bubbles pretty good. Roasty. Laura thought it tasted like Guiness. dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Pours dark brown with a creamy mocha colored head. Aroma consists o coffee and chocolate, the finish is burnt malt. A little thin, but delicious none the less. Lacks depth but at 5.5 I’ll take it.
DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
Pours black with just a hint of brown with a really thin white head. Big malty chocolately notes on the nose and on the tongue. Warms nicely and has a bit of hop expression on the finish. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
In short: A inoffensive creamy stout with lactic notes. Low intensity. Low interest.Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention
In long: Light nose of basic roasted malts. Taste is a bit roasted, very lactic, some cookies, not hops presence. Mouthfeel is creamy. Not much to say about this one, this is as basic as it gets. Lactic character came out too strong with so little else happening. Not bad per say, just very boring. My only disappointment at this pub. Damn Ordinary Stout.
On tap at the Bru Room. Black, with mocha creamy head, measuring 1/4 inch. Srved appropriate waarmer. Roast and chocolate aroma. Coffee is the story, and the coffee acid build as i finish gulp after gulp. Fuller mouthfeel. Very nitro like. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Cask at Brazen Head. Deep black pour with a thin tan head. The nose is great. Loaded with fresh coffee and a lot of soft malty sweetness. Rich brown sugar along with a decent amount of sweet cocoa on the back of a bright herbal coffee flavour. Not at all vegetal and the coffee is quite expressive. Rich and chewy and fairly unctuous. The texture is soft and chewy with a nice earthy component from the coffee and from the roasted malts. There is a touch of light molasses and chewy toasted grain throughout. A real surprise… one of the better coffee beers I’ve had in quite some time. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee beans, biscuity cereals and blueberry esters whip up a drinkable example of the Stout family.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brownish-black.
-The nose is very timid, which is a shame.
-You have to love coffee to enjoy this one. It’s a tad intense on the espresso flavors.
-The body was well rounded and carbonation smooth enough to make it drinkable.
-The finish was quite roasty and bitter, but not overly so.
On tap at the brewpub.