Brigadier (3760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2017
12 ounce bottle Jrwhitney6 (509) - - MAR 17, 2017
This solid regional release suggests to me that Lavery is content to stick to their bread and butter releases. It does not have a wow factor but not every beer needs that. Instead it fills a void in the relative wasteland around Erie.
Aroma / Appearance - Inky black liquid flows downwards with a sticky focus. The beige head grows into a thick frosty head. Malt, dark chocolate, and black coffee form a heady dense texture which sticks in the nose.
Flavor / Palate - Black coffee, truffles, and a bitterness that ebbs and flows dance across the palate. The finish of cheap gas station coffee leaves a mark in the throat. The solid experience does not have much depth. Instead it focuses on being accessible, affordable, and inviting for people looking for a little local flavor in the Great Lakes region.
Pours a dark brown with creamy tan head. Nose is coffee. Taste is coffee and black licorice. Creamy mouthfeel. The finish is a tad thin. It's no Founders but it is good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle from WOB. Coffee, vanilla and oak aroma. Medium body. Some bite. It is quite malty. Warmth from the alcohol, more coffee, general earthiness and a vanilla sweetness make this a very dynamic stout. Sweet stout I say. jb (3427) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Super good. Rich, complex, big. Oh so good. Really liking this brewery. Huge roasty notes. Espresso in spades. Plenty in the taste and nose. Dry and smoky palate, but 1st a bit of an oily start. Really nice. Ferris (16729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Draft - Big roast coffee. Jet black with a decent brown head. Lots of dark roast coffee and some chocolate notes. Rich and great espresso notes throughout. Well done.
PanMarek (464) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Dry, toasted malt nose with a little floral hops and some coffee / vanilla richness. Poured black with thick, persistent brown foam. Taste was smooth and rich with the coffee and vanilla. Distinct bitter and malty notes. Medium body, not as heavy as the color suggested. Larry_Duffman (611) - - JUN 30, 2016
I had it from the bottle. The aroma is coffee and vanilla. The taste is coffee, vanilla, oat, chocolate, and milk. The subtle sweetness is balanced nicely with some hop bitterness. This is a well-balanced and tasty stout. I would definitely get this again. katrinaez (2312) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Black color, aroma of bitter coffee. Coffee hits up front with bitterness in the back of the throat. Medium body, not watery at all. Bottle. PhillyCraft (7990) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle shared, pours black with small off white head. Notes are organic coffee, mollases, chocolate, brown malt, and oats. Very approachable and balanced breakfast stout. Ron (4216) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. Poured dark with a large tan head with good lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The taste follows the same with much more coffee than chocolate mixed in. Nice thick malty palate.