beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2011
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Sampler at the brewpub. This is supposed to be tweaked with the next release, that is part of the "prototype" aspect. Its a flabby watery and roasted stout. Black as hell and not much else. Its basically too much black patent and nothing more. No flaws, just weak. 6/3/5/2/13 heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Re-rate of the 12oz O’Malley’s version. A much better beer. Aroma is strong on ash and sweet but not sugary dark malts while the body is easy drinking yet full of flavor. 8/4/7/3/165 New rating.
Brutally black colored brew with a medium brown colored head. This left lots of lacing on the glass. Raisins and plums dominate the fruity nose. There is also some hazelnuts and toffee. Ashtray is the dominant flavor at the start and on through the finish. I got some nutty hints and a little bit of prune. This has a weird tang of rhubarb, especially in the ashy aftertaste. I can pass on this one. Weston has been getting better, but this one is a miss. SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2011
A decent stout, and when you look at cost for Weston brews, cements the point .. . Pours a dark brown black, some spotty lacing, low head .. . simple, some roast, some tar, alot boring .. . but this was drank right at the end of a tasting so it was almost refreshing and i quite enjoyed it .. . Let’s do some Van Damme-age! dfinney23 (3273) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Pours almost black with a medium tan had. Huge coffee aroma roasted malt and a little caramelized sugar. Flavor is more coffee with some dark chocolate and toasty malt. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2011
22oz. bottle. Aroma is full of roasty malt, showing plenty of coffee and milky cocoa, along with burnt sugar, faint caramel and some earthiness in the background. Dark as can be, a solid ebony in color with a lasting, foamy, light brown head. Flavor is roasty, gently bitter and only briefly sweet, becoming strongly coffeeish and drying out substantially towards the finish, which shows hints of chocolate, herbal hop, moderate bitterness, dark malt and earth. Fully dry and effervescent palate, sharp and creamy, with a medium body. Certainly much better than any other product from this company that I have had, and that is high praise considering I’m not even a particularly big fan of the style itself (then again that’s not my fault...how about just printing the info on the label instead of using a QR code?? I made a true leap of faith with this one and am happy it paid off).
Strykzone (7362) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. A dusty, musty, and interesting nose. Cocoa. Flavor is similar and there is some coffee. Feel is kind of thin and so is the flavor. Not a great beer but still tasty. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Capped local bottle. Actually rather hearty and surprising coming from Weston. Super dark, thick pour that looked like motor oil with a small frothy, brown head. Nice malty aroma with a hint of sweetness but definitely coffee and bitter chocolate. The dark tones continued into the flavor but so did a little of the sweetness. Once again, pretty nice from a small shop. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Black with a fizzy light brown head. Chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste with a chalky finish. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Pour is a dark black with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice roasted malt with some dark chocolate. Flavor is a little weaker but a nice helping of rich dark malt comes through. Finish is dry and has some cocoa left on the tounge as this goes down. A decent beer especially for this brewer. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 7, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours very dark almost black with a small light tan head. Aroma of cocoa powder, dark roasted malt, coffee and some vanilla. Flavor is mostly dry bitter chocolate with some acidic roasted malt. Medium body with mild carbonation and a smooth, lightly creamy mouth feel. Pretty good beer, lots of dry bitter chocolate which can get a bit overwhelming though.