BeerandBlues2 (13213) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
Cask. Pours black with a large, frothy tan head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, roast, nutty), no hops, and average fruity esters with notes of oats, milk, and prunes. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, roast, nutty), no hops, and average fruity esters with notes of oats, milk, prunes, and bitter dark chocolate. Medium-light body, medium-low warmth, and a thin and dry finish. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours from the cask with a moderate brown coloring. The nose is light oats, roast, chocolate, and a tad bit of vanilla. The taste is mainly some light roasted malt and slight hints of chocolate. Good body and nicely creamy. Drinks very well and is really nice overall; the light flavors fit well with a very nice body.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010 strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Tap at Frisco Grille. Thick full tan head, deep black. Aroma is primarily heavy malt, roasted, little coffe. Taste though is overwhlemed by burnt flavors... Lingers too. Thick, somewhat creamy ... Mouth feel is good. Burnt taste takes away... hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Mmmm. A little thicker than guinness I think but am not sure- I have not had guinness in a while. My main complaint is that the napkin keeps sticking to the damn glass. Who does that in the 21st century? Cmon. Tastes good though. scottw86 (1175) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Poured black with a stable tan head. Aroma has lots of vanilla with oatmeal and chocolate malts. Taste is quite bitter with hops. Slightly light bodied at first, but towards the end there is a nice blend of vanilla creamyness with some oatmeal. The hops are a nice touch.
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Cask at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a clear, deep ruby with a small, yellow, nitro head that has good retention and leaves spotty to little lace. Aroma and taste is straight up hotel grade coffee grounds. Unilateral, simple, watery. JoeinDahlem (1503) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2010
Toasty but easy-drinking black beer. Very soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel even if a bit thin. Nice balance between cocoa-sweet impression and roasty dryness in the flavor and aromatic backdrop. The sort out of which you could make an evening. nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Draft. Very rich, thick black color. Chocolate milk tones in the aroma. Thick, steady beige head. This is a great Stout. Roasty, deep chocolate tones. Excellent through and through. Creamy body, mild natural CO2. Awesome. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Tap at Wharf Rat. Dark brown/black body with a thick tan head, lasting with nice lace. Roasty, light chocolate, oat and raisin nose. Lightly sweet taste with roast, some chocolate, light molasses, and oatmeal. Medium body is very soft with light carbonation. Travlr (24311) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Black with a thick creamy head and delicate lacing. Aroma of wood/pine and cocoa. Flavor begins with sweet chocolate and progresses to a woody, smoky, bitter finish. Interesting.