j12601 (11162) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pouring at Get Real NY. Pours a ruby and purple brown to black with a thin beige head. Roast, sweet chocolate and toast. Vanilla and wood. Sweet, medium bodied, smooth and roast. Slightly astringent, toast and roast. Dark fruit and lightly sweet finish. jredmond (8206) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
Draft at Get Real NY Cask Ale Event with Linh, Streets, Andrew, and Brendan. Great stout. Dark brown body. Nice full roast, smooth bodied. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
A murly dark brown stout with a thin light moka. In aroma, a nutty grassy malt with light fusel alcohol, roasted coffee beans, roasted coffee beans. OK. In mouth, a smooth nutty coffee malts, with some nice c-hops, pretty nice. Cask at Get Real NY, March 19 2011. johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 Hand bottle obtained in trade from Shane aka sixpoint, thanks for the opportunity.
Poured a dark brown with faint ruby highlights and a huge fluffy/creamy off white head that stuck itself to everything on the way down the glass. Smells of cocoa, brown sugar, and a bit of caramel. Taste is chocolaty roasty with burnt and brown sugars in the mix. Finishes kind of dry with a touch of alcohol and bitter roast that lingers. Body is a bit on the thin side, Mouthfeel is bubbly, slightly oily, carbonation is on the high side. Decent brew overall, I would definitely session this one. I really would have liked a bit more body, but its great as is.
italarican (1546) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Tap at Sweet Afton. A good looking pour: pure black with a thick and frothy khaki head. Aroma is predominantly roasted malt, coffee notes, with a decent amount of resin in the background. In contrast, the flavor is more earthy with the roasted malt more in the background. Flavors of wet coffee grounds, spruce, ethanol, and dark chocolate. Roasted malt again takes center stage in the finish, with the hops falling to the background again. Back and forth it goes. The flavors themselves are overall simplistic, but it was an intriguing ride.
BrewBoxer (2632) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Draft @ 4th ave pub. Smells of roasted nots and chocolate. Tastes of coffee, toffee woth a cigarish guinniss malty aftertaste. Not bad Nickls (2527) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2010
(Old BA rate - sampled the 2005 version of Diesel that was tapped at Blind Tiger)
Poured with a thin white head, and had a dark ruby brown color. Malt up front with some dark fruit and a touch of hop bitterness. Like the aroma, the malt shows up first but instead of fruity is much more of a roasted and chocolate quality. Dryish finish. Medium to thin MF, with a very low carbonation level that is expected for the style. Decent drinkability, and not too overwhelming on any front. A well balanced and easy drinking brew. Overall, this is not a powerhouse brew and not too showy. However, it is a very well balanced and tightly packaged brew. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Almost a black pour. Rich tan head. Aroma is roasted as hell with some bitter chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor is bitter and roasty. Some chocolate and coffee are there. But its quite roasty. tgncc (3130) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2010
The aroma is roasty, with a note of bread and butter. The appearance is a dark brown/black, tan head. The flavor is dry, roasty, again the bread and heavy butter (I don’t know if this is a defect or infection). The finish is a bittering due to the roasted malts. Medium body, a little thin for the style. Not bad. blipp (9175) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasty aroma with some sweet malty hints. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, a light swetness, and a hint of hoppy bitterness at the end. Decent.