RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pitch black pour with light tan head. Licorice and possibly some chocolate tones. I did not like the finish on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
Growler from Bierkraft. Dark black beer with a thick light tan head. Aroma is quite nice, light cocoa and roasted barley over a nice lean pale malt base. More roasty than many other dry stouts along with a bit of graininess. A light tartness on the back, roasty and even a little spicy. Roasty finish with a bit of lingering tartness. Very nice dry stout... bone dry on the back. The best of this style Ive had in quite some time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. As the bartender pushed this one to me, I thought it looked good with a slight head in a dark brown to black suit. The mild aroma said it was a stout, but I could barely pick up anything else. The first taste was nothing to brag about with limited baked dark bread taste with a slight hops edge to it in the aftertaste. It was fair to drink , but I could have left this on the bar and moved on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2008
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark black pour with a puffy tan head. Aroma is rich and roasty with some chocolate, dark malts, and some cream. Flavor is slightly sweet and a little nutty at the beginning but disappears quickly. Some bakers chocolate near the end with a little ashy finish. Run of the mill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Growler fill from Halftime, NY. Pours very dark brown with only a handful of large bubbles that try to pass themselves as a head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, half and half, and a touch of nuttiness that presents itself while warming up. Taste is rather disappointing as its a super thin and watered down roasty, dark chocolate powdered mixture. Some notes of caramel and roasted nuts come and go with just the weakest attempt at a dry finish. Too thin, killing the entire beer for me. Not trying to be harsh but I know this brewery can do far better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
On tap @ Coles What a let down this was. Was definately expecting more. Waif model of a beer. No body here at all. nice roasted aroma. Pours a very dark brown with little head. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, cola. Slight bitterness in the watery finish. Needs body lots of it. Disappointing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Draught at the Gate. Dark brown with a minimal (if any) head. Creamy chocolate in the aroma, with some roasty hints. Flavor basically of nutty roast coffee. A bitter minerally and somewhat acidic finish. Texturewise more of an overcarbonated brown ale than a stout. Thin and fizzy, rather than full and smooth. As Mike predicted below, Im one of those who are put off by the thinness of this one. IMO a disappointing offering from the well respected beersmiths of Ommegang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
On tap at the Gate. Deep dark black in color with a nice off white head. Malty roasty chocolatety aroma. Toffee nutty notes. Malty and caramel flavor. Roasty bittersweet chocolate flavor. Medium bodied. Finish is bittersweet chocolate. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 On tap at The Gate. A real wow aroma. First theres a nuttiness then chocolate then the roastiness. The beer may seem to be a bit watery but there are a lot of good flavors for the style. The beer is amazingly fresh with bittersweet chocolate and a nice cocoa puff thing going on. Again, some are going to be put off by the thinness of this but for a nice session stout, this cant be beat.

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