mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have mixed feelings about this one. It's definitively a dry stout, bordering on bitter (think baking cocoa). There is a semblance of fudge in the flavor, but this type of beer seems to call out to be a sweet stout. The malt base is roasty, but is on the thin side. A little disappointing. B-
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Holtguy (134) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is fair. It’s fairly light for a fudge inspired brew, since I think fudge is very rich. This is not quite as rich as you’d think. The aroma was weak to me, and the flavor was decent. Smooth, with a typical roasted stout flavor without much harshness. I don’t think I’d buy again as I find it nondescript.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown, and a tad cloudy. Metallic roasted nose. Flavor is considerably dry; little evidence of fudge; light astringency. A metallic, and aggressively cloying mouthfeel on a body with too little viscosity. Not a fan. Saugatuck’s Neapolitan Milk Stout blows it away.
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is sweet, semi-roasted malt with some coffee and chocolate. Appearance is dark brown with a light brown head, pretty carbonated. The taste is pretty smoky, almost like a wood fire. Some roasted malt comes into play at the end but the flavor is overwhelmingly smoky. The mouthfeel is carbonated, as expected. Overall, this is severly disappointing.
bigtaster (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with small brown head. Nose has some coffee. Taste has some good sweetness I would expect in a fudge beer. Unfortunately I get some weird combination of anise and soy, that is not enjoyable. Body is good.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Near black in color with minimal head. Aroma of faint chocolate and cardboard. Extra dry with a sour finish. Not a fan.
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. near black with small head. dry and almost sour. may be past its prime. not much chocolate.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black with more carbonation than expected. Aroma of heavy chocolate. Flavor is extremly dry without much flavor. Stale cocoa aftertaste and slight hop bite. More of a summer stout I guess, but just not very good.
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JPDurden24 (1661) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with an off white. Malty and chocolate aroma. Roasty and chcoolatey, decent, but not overly good.
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown... Aromas of roasty malt and lovely dark chocolate with a little twang. Flavor is a decent stout with a slight infection and sour edge. Again... Arbor needs quality control.