Nickls (2535) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap) Black color. Nice short tan caramel head. Raw barley and oat aromas, and not really any roastiness as one might expect for the style. Definite choc. malt presence. Burlap and barley flavors no real roastiness or dryness that I would have wanted. Medium MF, next to no carbonation. Just over average drinkability for me, and it got to be a little tiresome with all of the flavors that seemed to be doing different directions. Overall, a little messy. Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2010
On draught at Bodega. Pours black with a foamy beige head that diminishes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee and malt. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted coffee, grainy malt and a bit of dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Straightforward Dry Stout overall. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2009
On tap at Bodega. Dark brown/black pour with a frothy tan head. Metallic nose with roasted malt and bitter hops. Roasty chocolate flavor with a bitter hop finish and a coffee aftertaste. notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Growler - dark brown, nearly black, with a fluffy tan head - intensely roasty aroma, with light notes of smoke, some charred wood, light sweetness - very dry flavor, moderate coffee bitterness - very tasty notes of smoke and a lot of woody character - quite dry in the finish, with long lingering bitterness - a little vegetal as it warms, but it’s easy to overlook because it is otherwise so tasty. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Poured opaque black with a tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt and burnt marshmallows. There is also a mild tartness. Dry roasted malt flavor with just a touch of coffee. Light bodied with a dry roasted bitter finish.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Deep black with a nice firm head. Not on nitro. Quite nice overall, a perfect level of roast and bitterness for the style, really drinkable, but as it warms it becomes overwhelmed with a rather offensive smell of old, rotten steamed broccoli. God damn. Yuck. Should have finished it while it was still cold... probably would have been a 3.9 jefcon (1858) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2008
A quite dry stout with many roasted, toasty notes. Bitter coffee finish follows an oaty, grainy mid-palate. Dark in color without much to distinguish it in the glass. Plenty of typical dry stout aroma, but not as much to back up the profile on flavors... hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2008
on tap at the Blind Tiger. Looked black in color (dim lighting) with a medium retaining tan head. Aroma of alot of roast, some molasses, chocolate, and lightly chalky. Taste was pretty roasty for a dry stout, mild to moderate astringency, molasses, chocolate, a touch of minerals. Body was light and easy drinking. Finished with lingering roasty bitterness. Overall a solid beer. LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Growler from Shoreline Beverage. Pours black with a small ring of tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of buttered popcorn and roasted malt. Flavor is pretty similar, slightly more roasted with a tinge of coffee. Ok stout but pretty weak. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Fresh 10 oz. "growler." Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, toasted butterscotch, cheap coffee. Flavor primarily roasted malt with that weird cheap coffee. Pleasant enough, but also kind of blah.