Brewzer (3) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005 does not count
A classic - one of my faves. Creamy tan head, dark - almost black - body. Great tongue feel. Hoopy but not like Guinness - not bitter, with a creamy-sweet finish. Some bottles available at RSVP on Forest Ave. BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 22oz bomber from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a pitch-black completely opaque body with a short lived half inch of tan head. Aroma is roasty with baker’s chocolate dominating and slight caramel notes. Tastes very roasty, like coffee, baker’s chocolate, with hints of caramel toward the finish, and notes of vegetal hops. Rich full body with moderate carbonation. A bit of a sipper, especially considering the ABV, but damn tasty and another top-shelf offering from Sebago. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2005
22oz. Pours a nice black color with an off white foamy head. Nose is faint, but light roast is discovered for those who venture deep enough. Taste is just dry, bland, some bad chocolate notes, and a filth in your mouth upon swallowing. Just nothing to be desired here. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
Draft, South Portland location. Black body, with a small khaki head. Very roasty acidc aroma and a bit of sweet malt. Roasty bitterness dominates the aroma and does not invite many flavour friends along for the ride. Creamy smooth palate is incongrously thin.<P>
"Are you still working on that pickle or are you done?" - Waitress porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 21, 2005
(22 oz. bottle) Pours very very dark brown, creamy tan head, fair lacing. Aromas not prominent but mostly coffee and a little chocolate. Roasty flavor of strong coffee with a touch of dark chocolate. Smooth. But what killed it was a grassy flavor in finish. Too bad, otherwise a good stout.
jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Pours a light brown, two-finger head that goes slowly and leaves some lace. Black as midnight. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted/burnt coffee nose. Starts and finishes with a burnt chocolate flavor, smooth. $3.75 for a 22oz bottle from the brewery Gorham, Me. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Ordinary flavor of coffee and roasted malt with a bitter finish. Light to medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Draft - Poured very Guiness-like... nitrogen bubble cascade that left a creamy tan head that hung in until the end. Aroma was of roasted malts with coffee. Flavor was weaker than I expected with roasted malt, coffee and a bare hint of chocolate. Had a bitter/sour astringency that detracted from the overall experience. Unfortunately the pour was the best part... only OK... ClarkVV (6711) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
At this point in the night, on my last sample of Sebago’s beer, I was contemplating stabbing myself with my knife. These beers are sooo bad, I’m sorry, but it needs to be said. On draught at the Portland brewpub, 5/21/2005 with Muzzlehatch. That said, this one was a decent finish to the session. Nitro head remains (beige-yellow) on a dark, almost opaque chocolate brown body. Smells of light sourness (what the hell is that sour note that is in all of their beers?) hints of chocolate and coffee. Watery, low nitrogenation, but enough to kill most of the flavor. Chocolate finish, some light vanilla and roast, simple beer, bits of toasted grain acid. Watery, slick. Medium-light body. Thank god, I’m done with Sebago! muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2005
5 ounces of pure joy :) sampled with the willing and wanton ClarkVV at the brewpub. Dispensed via nitrogen. Lasting smooth tan head topping a black-brown thick-looking body....cocoa and a touch of vanilla in a friendly aroma looking for strength and not finding it amidst the nitro...very smooth, no surprise, though a bit astringent late with lots of fruity acids, moderated by moderately sweet chocolate. Finally, something drinkable! Oops, its the last one.