argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2009 (12/27/09, Union Station) Appears to be on nitro. Soft beige head with red-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some roast, light molasses. Taste is medium sweet, roast/coffee, light chocolate. Soft (undercarbonated) light-medium body. (5/3/6/2/11)
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
(4/3/04, DC) Black body with hint of red, topped by creamy tan head. Aroma is not very strong -- roasty coffee and some chocolate, light nutty. Taste is mild sweet, some chocolate, but much stronger coffee. Creamy, light-medium body. 5/4/7/4/14
On tap at the Springfield, PA location. On the beer menu as "Uncle Fester’s Oatmeal Stout". Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate and roast. Tastes of very light oats, chocolate, caramel, and a very light coffee bitter finish. jcwattsrugger (12427) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
@Manchester CT–on tap-pours a head of a few bubbles and dark brown color. Aroma is roasty/some chocolate, earthy. Taste is roasty, medium/dark malt-some chocolate, secondary/some earthy /spice hops [progress hops per write up]. Medium body. More of a porter/brown. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/23/2003PorterPounder (8068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2004
Black, whispy tan head producing a bit of disappearing lace, roasted and chocolate aroma, rich roasted malt flavor, touch of chocolate, some oily oatmeal character, non-offensive malt bitterness that slowly grows until it becomes offensive
Score: ii to iii
Words: Harvard Square
opaque with brown edges, ladting dense tan head, solid lace, sweet roasted aroma, smooth nitro and flaked oat body, lightly bitter roasted malt flavor, touch of chocolate, mostly dry, a perfect example of a sessionable dry nitro stout,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 14/20
On tap at Washington D.C. location. Has a slightly stale aroma, reminiscent of overripe milk. Decent dark appearance with a creamy off-white head. Has a slight coffee bitterness to it with some underlying cocoa notes. Too thin of a mouthfeel for a stout. Had much better stouts.
chriso (7557) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2009
On tap at the Cambridge location (250909). Very dark, very smooth with a creamy head (presumably nitro dispense). Some chocolate with touches of burnt malt. Rather restrained in the flavour department. Quite sweet. Pleasantly drinkable but a bit short of depth of flavour to counterbalance the sweetness.
ClarkVV (6756) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2004
2004 draught Cambridge. Pours a dark, nearly opaque black with light burgundy hints on the edges and a small tan head. Aroma is light, slight oat notes and brown sugar at the most. Flavor, however is quite an improvement on the normal flavor I get from this brewery(which is usually lacking). Good oat grist chewiness to the body, dark malts balanced with a firm but light sweetness while there is an ever so subtle prune-like or vinousness to the finish. Lightly floral hops and just a well-rounded flavor overall. Grows better as it warms, which takes a while as this is served incredibly cold. Smooth medium body, low carbonation, light roast, low astringency. Of my recent visit, this is the only thing I would order again. egajdzis (6613) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Poured black with a dark tan head. It had a sweet roasted aroma of hops and a taste of chocolate, roasted barley, and oatmeal. I was hoping they'd have this on cask, but they got rid of their cask taps recently! TheBeerGod (6233) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2004
Had this at John Harvards in Washington DC on 4-24-04. Dark brown to almost black with a foamy tan head. Creamy, roasted malt aroma with some milk chocolate notes. Creamy mouthfeel with more malt and bittersweet chocolate. Finish is some and contains light bitterness towards the end. Good beer! muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Sample at the JH in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Thick slowly-diminishing head with huge lace over a midnight body...roasty, semi-sweet cocoa nose, lightly vinous...body much more grapy, sweet chocolate at the front but sour wine turning vinegary towards the finish, thin and syrupy...starts ok but ends up being fairly gross.