Tmoney99 (13330) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
MBGSF 2011. Poured dark brown color with light brown frothy head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Medium toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met.
Dogbrick (11311) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours brown-black with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt and grain. Medium body with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and slight hops. The finish is roasty with a short chocolate malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall, I was honestly expecting more out of this one.
Sammy (11040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chris’s bottle, shared with him. Sourish stout, that the very sweet fudge syrupy taste cannot hide or make up. Rather thin for a stout. Drinkable once. Black coloured body, a little rtained white head. Sugar and American chocolate in aroma.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz on tap at the Corner Brewery. Very dark brown, near-black color. Thin ring of khaki head. Caramel, some nice chocolate, coffee, moderate roast. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Good longer malt finish. Medium body. Light carbonation. Mild slick. Some decent chewiness. An alright stout. Kind of sweet and caramely.
TheAlum (6908) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Sicliano’s (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a rich blackish hue, well hazed and opaque, dark yet thinner, with a frothy light brown head that dies to a ring, laces small to minimal. Aromas are rich cocoa and toffee, sweet and a bit dry and bitter, touches of earth, more caramel and toffee, toast and biscuits, sweet and bitter cocoa mix, with a touch of earth and roast working into the fold, some gentle coffee. Initial is thinner, lighter end of medium bodied with some cocoa and fudge, sweeter and bitter chocolate mix, some sugary caramel and toffee, biscuits and touches of molasses. Gentle dryness, roast, and toast. Some light earthy roast. Sweeter yet lighter bodied. Middle and finish stick to the palate a bit, fudge and cocoa, bakers chocolate, gentle roast and toast with flourishes of sweeter malts. Just underbodied. Flavors are ok though not complex, body lacks. Ok overall with a nice flavor but lacking in aroma and body.
Strykzone (6630) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled atvan esbls tasting. The aroma is coffee. With a hint of chocolate. The tastevis vaguely like fudge. Therevis also some ashy coffee. A sour aftertaste. This is not that goid.
Pailhead (6384) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler: The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted coffee, and a hint of black licorice. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige ring. The flavor starts with light chocolate. The finish has light-moderate roasted coffee and some faint burnt notes. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. It comes across as a regular stout...I’m not getting much fudge.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with no head. Roasted grain and chocolate aroma and taste without much else going on.
rumproasts (4862) - 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.
superspak (4563) - Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, fudge, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, fudge, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness with only light lingering flavors after a short period the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice flavored dry stout style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, fudge, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.