mansquito (7136) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2017
At the source: very light dry stout. Not much going on here. Drinkable, however. BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown pour with a rich dense tan head. Roasted malt, hint of coffee, softer palate. Good beer. johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at the source,
Solid black color decent tan head. Roasty grainy earthy. Nice dry stout AndyW68 (1641) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Black pour with light tan head. Aroma is mild coffee. Taste is sweet coffee followed by immediate bitter. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample at the brewpub on 7/3/13. Clear dark reddish brown in color with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, roast and molasses. Malty and caramelly flavor with some chocolate before a dry, roasty finish.
joet (2675) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2012
An overlooked gem? Not a brew by numbers beer, some smoked malt, some anise baltic porter notes and a rich creamy feel packed into a tight 3.4% body. Nice concept and execution.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone LilBeerDoctor (4235) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted sweet malt and a hint of roasted malt. Flavor is thin, chalky and roasted/charred malt. Not too bad, I was expecting worse given prior ratings. But the palate is pretty decent with lots of charred, roasty malt. Overall, a dry stout I enjoyed.
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5) TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’une moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café torréfié en arrière goût. (Rating #3170) italianjohn (3312) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
The loser of the bunch I sample ... Black pour off white head .... roasted coffee and malty aroma smells better than it tastes ..... taste of roasted malts and coffee very acidic with a bitter finish .... dark and dry but forgettable .... don’t save this one for last like I did auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. This beer was the ultimate hallmark of what’s wrong with the whole lineup - too many residual fermentables. There’s a lot of raw, unfermented residual sugars. Something needs to change with the fermentation strategy here, because the beers are too sweet and have that kind of sickly, un-done character. This stout was dark black, and too chewy, oily and too sweet for something that should be "dry" and well-balanced by roasted malts. More like a still-too-sweet stout. Better with some IPA added in.