puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Cask at the Blind Tiger. Interesting beer. Kind of tart, carbonic aroma, a little chalk. Very carbony flavor, graphite, definite sour mash. Very traditional tasting, like I am drinking back in 1870. Interesting. My rating is probably a bit generous. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2009
Cask at Blind Tiger. Deep black beer with a thin white head. Aroma is pretty rich and coffeeish with a lot of cocoa sweetness. The flavour is a bit cocoaish and lightly herbal. Fairly tart initially on the palate. The flavour is lightly cocoaish and lightly herbal . The palate is quite thin and it tastes a little bit watery. It’s not all that bad, but it smells a whole lot better than it tastes. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2009
Cask at BT. Pours a black body with ruby hues and a thin lacing of dark coffee bourbon head, if that makes any sense. LIghtly sweet malty aroma, very thin paper and soy notes, water with a hint of wood and burnt malt. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 2, 2009
Cask @ Blind Tiger. Pours a deep black with a quickly-dissipating tan head. Aroma is heavy chocolate and roasted to burnt malt. Taste is largely the same, though it pulls off the sweetness rather well. It’s nothing spectacular, but it’s solid. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2008
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark black pour with a mound of tan foam. Aroma is very burnt with a little hint of chocolate. Not much else. Flavor is bitter, burnt, and ashy. Way too much roasted flavor. It definitely overpowers the entire beer. Some chocolate at the end but it was very weak and not very pleasant.
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Not impressed at all. Very watered down with not much flavor. Black pour with brown head, little aroma and very weak body. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
Draught at Coles, Buffalo, NY. I wrote ’Magic Hat Matty O’Connors Irish Stout’ which I’m assuming must be this. Pours a very dark brown with an average size fluffy light-brown head. Mild aroma of lightly roasted mat, some coffee and a hint of chocolate. Slightly watery flavour of mild roasted malt, coffee and a bit of chocolate. Average bodied (should be fuller for a Stout imo). Not bad, a decent Stout. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
On tap at Cole’s. Black, small tan head. Sweet aroma, odd for a dry stout. Decent roast in taste, but body is thin, bubbly, and a tad watery, which took away from the overall impact. I liked it, but only ok at best. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
draft sampled at brewery. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavor follows the aroma and is smooth and creamy with a dry finish hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2008
draft- seriously roasty and smokey. Taste of liquid smoke and malt. Sour taste follows the roastyness. Not good.