ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Thanks to Susep for the bottle. Dark pour with a thin beige head. Heavy roast on the nose. Body is thin. Bitter roasted malts upfront with a hint of coffee. Dry smokey finish cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Pours a dark black. Great head with aggressive pour. Cream, dark tan with great lacing. Delicious roasted malt aroma. Chocolate and caramel fills the nose. Tastes of coffee. Strong hop presence. Sweet roasted malts balance. Medium on the palate. Carbonation at good levels. Slightly fizzy. This beer has fantastic aroma. Good flavor, but a tad hoppy. Very good. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, some spicy hints. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate, some roasted character, peppery. egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Dark brown / black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, oatmeal, cocoa, and light smoke. Taste of sweeter chocolate, roasted malts, oatmeal, and caramel, with a dry, roasty finish. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
22oz bottle shared courtesy of egadjsisi. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, and some caramel. A little earthy and woody. Tastes of chocolate, oatmeal (less than the aromas), and a lighter coffee.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Thanks to gizegad. Pours a deep brown almost black with a medium bubbly tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, tobacco, oatmeal, nuts, caramel and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter coffee, caramel, nuts, toffee, chocolate, oats and tobacco. halfonit (1366) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Pure black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is mainly of roasted malts with some chocolate and oatmeal undertones. Taste is pretty much full bodied. It has some coffee flavors as well as a little bit of dark chocolate. Leaves a nice and silky feel in the mouth for the aftertaste. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2009
650 ml bottle courtesy of Coldbrewky. Thanks steve. Pours an opaque black color with a big foamy uneven tan head that has great retention and some lacing. The aroma is sweet with chocolate and coffee. The flavor is earthy with coffee, multilayer chocolates, mocha, biter walnuts and a bit of dirt. The mouthfeel is full and malty. The finish is long with lingering biter dark chocolate. Overall: This is a great sweet stout, it starts sweet and then finishes biter, very tasty. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
My Bottom Line:coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
This pillowy Stout develops lightly roasted coffee notes and blueberry esters, finishing in leafy hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the brownish black.
-The flavor profile is not really memorable, but the mouthfeel is really appealing and the malts flavors well rendered.
-Roasted malts reappear in the finish as well.
-This was not served on nitrogen, which is appreciated.
On tap at the Portland location.
First beer on the points north bus trip extravaganza vacation. On tap at the brewpub in Portland. Pours black in the glass, with a big oily head that lasts and lasts and lasts. Full bodied and strong. A warped mirror reflection of Young’s Oatmeal Stout that differs in Sebagos more aggressive black patent bitterness and successive hop finish. thick quaff rings encircle the pint glass. I had two with dinner. A fine pint.