esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at HopCat. Muddy brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is nutty with dark and roasted malts. Taste is chalky and bland with nuts, roasted dark malts and a dry finish. Meh.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of peat, roasted malts, grass and coffee. Dark ruby hue that sits almost black in the glass. Small off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Palate is light bodied and watery and average. Overall a nice dry stout.
Panzuriel (1626) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Union Woodshop in Clarkston MI. Pint Pour in a mason jar. Beer is deep brown black opaque. Nose is a very nice roasted malt coffee bitters. Taste is a nice hit of coffee on the front that mellows to nice roasty malt flavor mid taste. Finishes cleanly with good bitters. Body is rather thin, but good. A very solid dry stout .
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint pours black with a tan head. Aroma is classic stout, malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and a hint of chocolate.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with notes of light malt that drive into a very dry and roasted mouthfeel and smooth finish.
bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, rated against BJCP 2008 guidelines. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, hint of burnt toast. Appearance: almost black, very thin tan head. Taste: sharp up front, black coffee, small hint of chocolate, alcohol warming.
Palate: creamy and smooth, medium-heavy body, medium-low carbonation.
Overall: very well balanced, coffee-roasted-creamy stout, pretty good for the style.
aracauna (3349) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I should have had this before the porter. This is an excellent dry stout, but it underwhelms after the crazy-good porter. Drier and more bitter than the porter.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guinness but better. Darkish brown with more of a small lacing than a head. A bit flat with a malty thickish mouth feel. Very creamy with roosted nuts and the standard coffee. Sharp bitter finish. Straight forward and tasty.
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this is stock. normal stout pour.......not near the carbination of guinness. creamy coconut flavor mixed with really strong/slightly sour coffee. Fair.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
black body. roasted grain, toast ,sunflower seeds, and smoke in the nose. flavor of smoked malt, big grain, burnt toast..slightly bitter finish with a touch of dry cocoa powder..nicely done..the roasted malts are used well here