evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2003
nice dark color, again no head due to the sampler. nice malty aroma. palate could be slightly fuller. good coffee hints. finshing dry. cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Had this one on vacation at the brewpub. It poured black with a small white, creamy head. The nose was roasted malts . Flavor was a bittery chocolate and roasted coffee. Finished off dry. Good quality craftsmanship.
malrubius (2861) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2009
On tap at the restaurant. Black with light brown head and lace. Nice roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted coffee chocolate and subdued dark fruit with bitter chocoalte finish. Nice medium full body. Surprisingly good. puboflyons (3402) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Off the tap at the brewpub. It poured dark brown top just about black with reddish hues around the glass’s edge when held to the light. The head was silky brown but short lasting. The nose cried out dark malts, coffee grinds, and a wonderful smokiness. The body was thinner than I prefer in a stout but suitable to the style. Boldness was a good was to define the flavor with similar coffee grinds, dark malts, and smoke there followed by a low but appealing bitterness. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2012
On tap at Beidermans. Jet black pour with no head to speak of. Chocolate brownie and hints of roasted barley give way to bakers chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body with excellent carbonation. I really couldn’t find anything wrong with this beer other than the pour- really delicious offering!
thornecb (5880) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours black into a shaker. Mocha micro head with good retention recedes leaving thin sheets. Chocolate aromas. Dry with sweet milk chocolate upfront to back and into the lasting espresso finish. lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2008
One of the surprises at the Great American Beerfest in Boston. I asked the guy who poured if this was brewed with coffee because of its great roasted coffee profile, but he said the brewery uses straight black patent malt for the flavor. Great coffee notes with a good amount of dark chocolate and burnt malts. Couldn’t tell what it looked like in the 2 oz. sampler, but it looked dark with white head. Flavor was rich and chocolatey with lots of burnt malt and coffee. Really good for a regular stout, and definitely the best regular that I had that day. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
Aroma of biscuity and roasted malt with toasted bread. Deep black pour with a ring of offwhite lace. Good flavor of biscuity and roasted malt, toasted bread and coacoa, bitter finish. Light to medium body with a dry texture and lively carbonation. Good stuff, it reminds me of Rogue’s Shakespeare Stout. mcox90 (2073) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2010 On tap at the Blue Mermaid. Pours a dark brown/black color with a 1/2" beige head. Aroma was milk chocolate, malt and light coffee. Moderate body with low carbonation, quite smooth. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor with a coffee background. Bitter, lingering finish.
I wanted to share the fact that I had a chance to try this out of a wooden firkin at the N.E. Brewfest at it was pure magic. It was so smooth it glided over my tongue like silk. The flavor was enhanced with a sweetness I can’t put into words and the addition of wood to the taste was awesome. Well done Moat Mountain. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
@NH Brewers Fest-on cask-pours a disappearing light brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark chocolate/molasses, roasty. Taste is sweet dark chocolate/molasses, roasty, secondary earthy (fuggles?) hops.