Quick3Beers (1465) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2017
From notes. Pours a near black from a tap with a light head, some lacing. Coffee, roasted aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor notes along with a light smokiness. Good beer. DiarmaidBHK (5952) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Solid roasted malt notes on the nose. Fairly roasty on the tongue with a hint of coffee. Finished clean. Solid example of style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DuffLover (129) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Good stout for a winter day. Nice flavor of roasted malts and chocolate with some coffee. Wonder how this will go with the nachos I ordered..... chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
On tap at Northampton Brewery on 19 April 2010. Black. Smooth, creamy, slightly sweet. Milky mouthfeel. Roasty and a little smoky on the palate. Mellow mouthfeel. Some bitter, also milky, chocolate. Tasty but a little too much of too much of a sweet impression for my taste. Still pretty decent though. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Appearance: dark and smoky, burnt. Khaki head stays along with a solid thick collar of equally khaki foam.
BroSpud (2261) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2011
Nose: roasted and burnt black root. Raisins and prunes meet the flame for a touch of smoke and a touch of char. Burnt brittle woods. Chocolate graham crackers and Oreo cookies, hold the cream.
Palate: equally toasted, roasted, and burnt without being acrid. Lovely burnt bitterness of charred woods and chocolate. Dates and raisins are meaty, dense, and slightly charred. Medium to medium-light weight.
Final Thoughts: a fully quaffable Irish-style stout the likes of which any Irishman would be happy to quaff. Crazy as it sounds…or maybe not so crazy…Black Cat Stout would make an excellent summer brew.
Part of a sampler at the brewery. This was tasted awhile back so I do not remember specifics. I found all samples tasted to be average, or slightly above average but nothing to rave about. dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2008
I love this beer. very dark chocolate, cofee with a sweet sugary finish. you can almost feel the sugar in you teeth when ur finished but it is delicious MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
My Bottom Line: altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Dark chocolate sweetness and roasted coffee beans are diversified by the diligent fruitiness of dates in this quaffable and satisfying Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A rich head of foam protects the pitch black.
-The prominent roastiness verges on vegetal notes in the aroma.
-The body is silky and chewy while never being burdensome.
-The finish is rather quiet with its fragile roasted malt bitterness and whispering chocolate sweetness.
On tap at the brewpub.
On tap at brewery. Dark black with tan head. Roasty malt. Flavours of chocolate, coffee and oats. Really smooth. Quite enjoyable. I felt it was a bit too overwhelming --almost there. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
This is a full bodied stout that pours jet black. It has notes of coffee and bitter choclate on the nose and them these flavors roll into the palate where a bit more of the roasted flavors come out. This then drives into a creamy finish.