zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2006
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Very dark black with a thick tan head. Aroma is loaded with roasty and toasty malts mixed with a nice coffee smell. Flavor begins with a nice and bitter burnt malt taste which gives way to a smooth and roasty malt middle and a bitter coffee finish. Very smooth and silky. GTown (127) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Pours dark brown with thin head. Chocolate and coffee malts come through very nicely. Solid offering by a fine brewery. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
"Poured a dark dark brown, head was solid, lacing was amazing. Aroma was malty with a hint of hops. Flavor was of coffee and malts, some chocolate. SLoid outing by middle ages." wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Tap at the Grey Lodge. Poured black with a thin brown head. Beautiful color but the head was too thin. Aroma with hints of coffee, burnt chocolate, oatmeal and grain. Taste was pleasant with oatmeal and caramel coming into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel was mainly dominated by coffee. Kind of thin on the palate. Overall this was an enjoyable Stout. PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2006
On Tap, G-Lodge: Tasty stout with coffee and malt throughout. The body of the beer was a little less viscous than I thought it would be. Good but not great.
ElJefe (554) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2006
On tap at the Brew Pub. Pours black with a thick light brown head. Aroma is fruity and sweet, with some bitter coffee. Flavor is very nice with dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate. On the sweet side, but the vinous undertones balance out the sweetness, and the finish ends somewhat dry. They should bottle this. xproudfoot (751) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Draught @ Monk’s. Black as advertised with a nice tan head. Meaty fruit aroma? I wonder, and then it’s gone. Lots and lots of coffee in this one and a hint of bitter chocolate. Smooth and, quite nice. Sregnar35 (1034) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 REVIEW # 250.Just finished a growler watching the Giants romp the Cardinals week 1. Nice roasted coffee flavor, and a great hoppy finish, very bitter and pleasant. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2005
On tap at the Chapter House in Ithaca. Black licorice in the aroma, with nicely roasted malts. Decently black pour with a good creamy head. I detect the ringwood in the flavor, but it is nicely done, and compliments the black malts. Good hop presence. I would consider this a dry stout if I had to categorize it, but it was very enjoyable. I tried to drag my wife back later, but we had dessert instead. JFGrind (2086) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Sampled on draft Black Heart is very chocolately and finished dry. It’s a black stout alright, with roasted undertones but not sure if Black Heart fits the sweet stout category.