Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a cap of a little white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Some stringy yet messy lace.
The aroma had a good amount of dark chocolate with some roasted malt and coffee. Slight smokiness.
The flavor takes the previously mentioned aromas to blend nicely. Some dark fruits come in to excite my tastebuds. A touch of breadiness. Quick semi-sweet aftertaste with a crisp sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about medium bodied with a fair sessionable sort of smooth feel rolling all around. Low carbonation, but I didn’t mind. ABV felt fine.
Overall, a sweet stout with an English twist? Yup, sure is and a worthy one of coming back to. BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2016
on tap at the brewery moderate with the extra kick. coffee, cream sugar and a hint of smoke and coffee bitterness. longer finish. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft at The Chapter House in Ithaca, served in a pint glass. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a small but lasting creamy dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, cream- sweet and roasty. Flavor of coffee, toasted sugar, chocolate, cream, and earth. A bit thin, with a sweet, roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good sweet stout. Huhzubendah (3742) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer is dark brown with a small, tan head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass.
The aroma brings some chocolate, smoke, and light roast.
The beer is smooth and tasty, with a subtle sweetness throughout.
The body is rather thin, with fairly low carbonation (I’ll take the serving medium into consideration). The finish is smooth, and leaves lingering notes of smoke and roast.
Overall, a tasty brew and easy to drink. I would have this again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 06-19-2011 Ron (4185) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2012
With 390,490 and 590 clogged with traffic, I took the back roads thru the city and ended up at Tap and Mallet. On tap, a very dark thick beer, wtih a nice chocolaty aroma with moka coffee. Beautiful taste of choclate cake with some stewed fruits, bitterness from choclate malts. Good bodied.
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Thanks to Mike for this... Looks great, dark brown, borderline black with a huge medium mocha head, great retention and lace... Smells like an oatmeal stout, creamy, vanilla, milky a touch to sweet, a touch of chocolate, lacks balance... Lots of coffee on the front, a bit of ash, ashy feel as well, a bit of sweet finish on the back, super easy to drink, one of the better english stouts I’ve had Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at the Chapter House in Ithaca last weekend. Served in a pint glass. Currently the #1 English Stout, and deservedly so.
Pours near black with a moderately-thick tan head. Good retention and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a good amount of dark chocolate along with some roasted malt and coffee. Good combination. Slight smokiness to it as well. The flavor really combines all of these elements quite well. As with all of the beers I had from them, there was a touch of diacetyl, but it fit in well with the style. Way to use that English yeast. The smoke really makes this beer. Medium body with a slightly-smokey and dry finish. Still some body to pick it back up. Really solid.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-04-2011 Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Dark Opaque brown with a dark tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate aromas. Mild sweetness and heavy bitterness. Roasty/smoky notes on the finish. Full bodied witha creamy thick texture. Really good. Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 11, 2009
Cask at Mr Goodbar pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Appearance: dark brown-black , creamy beige tanned top, ring painted on glass wall.3+
Nose: roasted barley , chocolate with hint of sourness , some of brown sugar. 7- .
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied , low carbonation. Character in mid of black tea , chocolate , Munich malt with side brown feel.
Draft at Tully’s in Amherst, NY. Opaque black pour with milk chocolate colored head. Light coffee scent. Taste is good, coffee and chocolate, definite coffee. Slight bitterness, but not a stabbing red wine-style bitterness that lingers. A little thinner than I would have hoped, but good overall.