Cakes (445) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2017 Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this with the brewmaster himself. Opaque black body, steady brown head, releasing chocolate malt and earthy aromas. Oysters are not detectable as they impart a mineral quality and nothing else. Rich, dynamic coffee and chocolate flavor bolstered by hidden fruit and grain, fairly light bodied (very porter-like), goes down buttery smooth. Malty and complex while managing to avoid ever becoming sickly sweet, with a moderate coffee finish, lacking the ever-so-slight bitterness my mouth was expecting. Near perfect otherwise.
12 ounce bottle. A touch of caramel flavor, light on the tongue. They say "seductively smooth", and I say- yes. If you offered your wife this and she didn't normally like dark beers, this one would not offend her. Not too distinct in taste here, just smoother than many in this class. Criticman (5) - Newburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2017 does not count
This is a very good cool weather beer, whether it be a damp summer eve or a cold winter night or a early morning hangover cure this coffee-chocolate tasting beer will leave a smooth creamy taste in your mouth. I have had better Stouts but give Yards thumbs up for sure. djmg1017 (3) - - JUL 22, 2017 does not count
Good flavor ..................very smooth ...................................
--- via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ernest (7746) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle (Feb 22, 2017 bottling). Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain), with notes of tar, leather, licorice. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Kinda rough/burnt and simple, but drinkable. Could use some aromatic hops or sweeter notes (caramel, vanilla, chocolate) to offset the roasty-and-phenolic aromas. mansquito (6695) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2017
From my father: pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma is brewed coffee and some chocolate... very particular coffee. Taste is somewhat sweet. Not bitter at all. Very smooth. Not watery but quite light. I was very surprised that I have never had this before. So it goes.
MeadMuse39 (17) - Haddon Township, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Pour: Black like a cup of strong coffee. Head was caramel amber like the foam from root beer.
Nose: Roasted Malts, Coffee, Slight sweetness.
Taste: Smoky hickory, chocolate, coffee, slight moleasses syrupy note. Some sweetness. Creamy.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, Few small soft bubbles.
Overall: I would pair this with anything Cajun style, but you could even match it with Brie toasted almonds and French baguette. Nutty qualities as well as mushrooms would complement it as well. demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Black pour, thin tan head. Next to no lacing. Mild roasty aroma. While the favor is also a bit mild, it does hit all the right notes for being a solid stout. Body is smooth but again a bit lacking. Enjoyable but mild overall. TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2017
(Bottle). Pours a black brown complexion with disappointing tan head. Roasty malt aroma. The flavor is mild roasted malt with smooth palate. Simple but good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone abdiorio (43) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Scents of fig, chocolate, oat, coffee and maple syrup. You taste the chocolate - overall, it’s very light. The other flavors don’t stand out as much as the chocolate. The aftertaste is mild with a light bitterness to it. An easy stout to drink! OnTheTrail (542) - Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours black, big medium brown head. Rich chocolate aroma, some cocoa powder. Taste is cocoa some sweet malt, a little cola. Mouthfeel is mwdium, smoothly carbonated. More accessible than some Stouts, but enjoyable.