murphym45 (779) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2011
Pours pitch black with a bit of light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, malts, some oats. Taste starts out with a light sweetness, more chocolate and oats in the middle, smooth, light bitterness on the finish. Very solid. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2011
bottle: lovely sweet stout with a disappointingly absent arouma. bittersweet chocolate, light roasty notes, carob. molasses with some complex sugars but not too sweet. creamy body. tasty. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Black pour with tan head. Slight chocolate, oatmeal, sweet malty aromas. Flavor hints at chocolate and roasted malt, perhaps slight coffee and dark malt tones. Not too sweet. Slipstream (2709) - USA - JAN 15, 2011
RB calls it a sweet stout, but it was more dry than sweet, imo. Bready-sweet aroma, with a bit of lightly sour tang that is not unpleasant. Black, lightly frothy pour. A light-to-medium weight stout that is pretty astringent and low in alcohol. This has flavors of coffee and peat, but not much oatmeal that I could detect. A good brew. popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Pours black with copper head. Nice spot lacing to skim surface. Espresso and chocolate syrup aromas. Medium body with upfront roasted coffee turning to a lasting dark chocolate finish.
dchmela (3085) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Thanks to Maltajo for the bottle. Thick black pour with a huge creamy head. Coffee, roasted grain in the aroma and a tartness that leads me to believe that there is a little infection in this. Taste is thick creamy, roasted grain, chocolate in the taste. I think the roasted grain covers a little of the infection, but really good overall. BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2010
ripe coffee flavor mellowed with a wine like taste that is smooth and soulful. body is only moderate with a better than decent light brown head. creamy and sudsy and tasteful. addidtion of hops makes the brew spicy but sometimes a bit dishwater taste eeks thru. still good brew with only a wafting of oatmeal like character and even less of that taste. nice rounded sweetness mutes out that wine like taste some. j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a big thick black with a huge mocha tan head. Cocoa, sweet oats, caramel and toffee. Nice and thick, chocolate and roast. Lots of smooth roast, more of it on the finish. Really good. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
220z. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light bitter coffee, and hints of hops and smoke. Poured pitch black in color with a small, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Opaque. Very slightly sparkling. Very small lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light oat, and a hint of smoke. Medium body. Slightly tingly, then dry and lightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt, ad coffee finish is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Maltajo (330) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 Bomber bottle. Nice thick brown pour with some serious head! Smooth roasty barley with a rich hop taste. A good one from McNiells.