muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2002
Far and away the best-of-show of the samples I had at the pub last week; this one I had to sample in a full pint, and was not disappointed. Super-creamy, rich head and body (think Guinness); nose is faintly coffee/sweet, not super-promising, but flavor kicks ass, milk-chocolate-covered espresso is what I thought of; as it warms, a nuttiness creeps in, with caramel and vanilla cream also present. Could challenge Mackeson, just wonderful. The Rye was good too; this brewery has some promise (no bottles except on premises, alas). SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
got as an extra from bendurgin - thanks!
typcial stout appearance. a little lighter than the big boys but this is an irish dry. thin head though, was wanting a little more on top.
smell is vanilla/oaky, some caramel and a lot of nuttiness. some roasted coffee, medium roast. i get some reminiscence of sunflower seeds. strange, but i like it.
Flavor is not as intense as the smell but still has that nice subtle roastiness, very nutty, a bit of woodiness and slight bits of chocolate. no hop character that i can find.
mouthfeel - slightly thin, but to style its good. a bit dry as it should be
drinkability is very high on this. light bodied, easy drinking, low ABV. jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Really nice stout. Roast, light coffee and very smooth. Flavor is similar. Warming up for Impy. johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Pours a respectably dark brown/black color with a thinnish tan head that I had to coax with a vigorous pour. Roasted coffee and caramel fill my nostrils along with powdered dark chocolate and a hint of toffee. Taste is roasty and creamy almost like a sweet stout rather than a dry. Chocolate and coffee mixed with caramel and toffee. Longer lingering roasted coffee bitterness mixed with just enough sweetness finishes every sip. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Another great brew from the folks up at the Portsmouth brewery.
wilnatp (703) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle at Darkness Day 2011. Great beer with coffee and chocolate. A bit of wood or smoke too. A buit thin though
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Nick at Will’s house. Nose is roast, light coffee, very dry, bittersweet cocoa, very full and really nice. Flavor is similar—easy drinking and full of flavor—coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Very well done for the style. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Nitro: Thick tan head,creamy like whipped mousse on top of a almost opaque black body.Aroma of roasted malt and slightly sweet.Starts sweet with a slight stop in acid land followed by a dry roasted finish. ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2004
On tap at the Portsmouth Brewery. Black color with a giganto cascading head. It had a nice mellow choco-coffee flavor that was really nice without overdoing it. Good stuff. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2006
[22 oz. bottle] Pours a nice black color, with a short tan head. Aroma is very nice- roasted malts and chocolate lure you right in. Creamy milk chocolate, sweet roasted malts and some subtle coffee make the flavors. As it warms, the aroma becomes a bit sweeter, and the flavors a bit nuttier. Finishes with some subtle hops. An well done, endlessly drinkable beer. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Coffee, burned, roasted, berries, bitterness, chocolate, grassy, citrus, syrupish, ok hoppy, dryness. Nice.