Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep opaque brown body, thin discontinuous beige head. Dry roasty, grainy nose with notes of coffee. Soft body with bitter roast, coffee, grain, and some semi-sweet caramel notes. Dry but rich, finishing with light woody acidity. A tasty, well-made dry stout.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. deep brown/ black pour, great full aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hint of coffee, Flavor follows up aroma smoothly & as expected. Medium body, great flavor. nice beer
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a deep brown bordering on black. Thin tan head and some pretty decent lacing. Nose brings roasted malt, coffee, hints of chocolate, some woody character, and a bit of nuttiness. Taste is mostly comprised of roasted malt but some coffee and smoke also exist. Feel is dry with good carbonation. Drinks pretty well and is a good example of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-11-2010
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Label read Michael Faricy’s stout. 12 oz sample bottle froma vendor. Poured very dark with a light tannish head. It smelled of coffee with hints of chocolate, and tasted more of the same, only slightly bitter at the end. It felt heavy on the palette. It was quite drinkable for a heavy stout.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black coloured body with a very thin cream coloured head that fades very fast. Aroma of coffee, dry roasted malt, cream, milk and a touch of peat - nice smell. Medium-bodied; Pungent roasted malt with a lot of cream and milk soon afterwards. Aftertaste shows a little coffee, a lot of roasty flavours and good sweetness as the balance. Overall, a good dry stout, definitely nothing amazing, but well balanced and a crisp beer - as intended. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 16-January-2011 for US$1.89 sampled at home in Washington on 25-January-2011.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… RBSG 2010… Pours black and mostly clear with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The aromatics present mocha and vanilla. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Nutty, mocha, burnt flavor. Bitterness really steps up to the plate. Singed, bitter finish.
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted and charred malt, chalky notes. Flavor of smooth chocolate, smoked/charred/roasted malt, sweet malt. Ok, but not that interesting flavor-wise and the palate was not as robust as I would have preferred.
rcasta (843) - EL SALVADOR - JUN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En arbor brewery. Todas las cervezas tienen un toque ingles (UK) notable. Esta imitacion de Guiness es mas seca.
deyholla (8865) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown, slightly opaque around the edges, with a gray head. Aroma has a nice roasted malt note with underlying bitter chocolate and a bit of nuttiness. Flavor is dry with roasted malts and bitter chocolate towards the finish.
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a black color with a thick pillowy beige head. Aroma was very limiyed, but was light coffee and roasted malts. Flavor was very dry and water, light dark chocolatge notes and some roasty malts.