gripweed57 (2800) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2017 vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours jet black with a robust beige head. Some lacing is left behind as the head slowly drops. The aroma is that of dark chocolate and roasted malt, with faint vanilla notes. The flavor has roasted malts and oak, with some licorice. As the beer warms a slight smokiness comes out. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. There’s a nice lingering hop bitterness, but none of the expresso astringency that one finds in some stouts. This is one goes down easily, perhaps too easily. However, at just 5.2% ABV that’s not too much of an issue.
12 ounce bottle. Opaque dark brown color. Small creamy beige head. Roasted malt flavor is a bit thin. Notes of oak and vanilla, I think? A bit of chocolate on the finish. No barrels were harmed in the making of this stout. anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Nice bourbon and oak flavor. With a hint of vanilla.
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bottle. pours black with the tiniest glimmer of ruby. minimal, off-white head which drifts away quickly leaving a patchy lacing on the glass.
aroma fairly bland, nothing standing out. some slight coffee but nothing pushing through.
bitter tastes abound, balanced well with dark chocolate. burnt flavours in the background. very smooth oath/creamy finish, which lingers long and disappears gradually. ffaoe (874) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2016
coffee and oak aromas. black in color with decent light brown head. taste is of chocolate, faint coffee, vanilla, and oak notes. Larry_Duffman (582) - - NOV 12, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours very dark brown with a tan head and some lacing. The aroma is vanilla and some oak. The taste is vanilla, milk, and oatmeal. It’s very smooth. The vanilla tastes natural and isn’t overpowering. This was a lot better than expected. I’d get more from this brewery.
MarkSachon (1044) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2016
12 oz bottle. This had a nice taste overall with real flavor from the oak barrel. One of the better oak stouts on the market. MikeFurl (15) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Tried on draft. Solid stout with good taste and finish. Not as heavy as Guiness but still quite filling.
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UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 Version 5.5% alcool datée du 27/05/2016, bue après 3 mois. Robe noire opaque avec un mince col de mousse blanchâtre qui laisse une fine dentelle collante. Arômes orientés vers le malt rôti avec de minces effluves de vanille, café froid et chocolat au noisettes. Je ne détecte aucunement le chêne. En bouche, sensiblement la même chose, beaucoup de malt roti et café, un peu de chocolat et vanille. On sent finalement un côté boisé en finale, mélangé à du cacao et grains de café entiers. Les saveurs sont fades, la texture aqueuse et le corps mince à moyen. Je croyais avoir un stout goûteux par l’addition de vanille et chêne mais on se retrouve avec une bière dans la grosse moyenne. Peut-être un manque de fraîcheur. Dommage katrinaez (2177) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Low oak scent and flavour, a bit watery. Slight sweetness up front. Not a lot of hops or bitter,but still a nice velvet coating and a thick enough to a be a decent style for the beer. Bottle UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2016
bottle enjoyed in an hotel room. poured into a glass, yes that’s right a hotel glass. pours the part but with a head that completely disappears. some oak and vanilla, cocoa. Full body but with a velvet feel.