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.
superspak (2130) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
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. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bready/roasted malt notes with light-moderate hops; and good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, dark bread, toast, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of bready/roastedmalt notes with moderate hops; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, and 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 dry stout. All around good balance and robustness of bready/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
lukedarock (81) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer smells great! It looks dark with a decent lasting head, its a very smooth coffee influenced stout that is enjoyable, another beer that makes me proud to be a michigander!
alliance100 (329) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - pours a dark brown. Mostly coffee roast aromas with a hint of dark fruit. Great silky mouthfeel. Flavors of bitter cocoa , light roast coffee and a hint of raisin (once it warmed up a bit) Very drinkable.
firstsip (242) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Good, solid Irish stout. Dry and roasty. Body’s pretty thin for the style--could’ve used a nitro pour.
koleminer20 (349) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle.
Pours a dark brown with a decent head that hangs around, leaving a nice lace
The smell is definitely roasted malt heavy with notes of coffee and the slightest bit of coffee
Taste is very much like the smell. There is a subtle smokeyness to the taste in the back end.
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RespertFTW (464) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark clear pour. Light medium head. Malty chocolate aroma and taste. Pretty smooth and light.
dresden (726) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola like pour with a short head. Nice toasted malt scent with a burnt smokiness and some chocolate and light coffee. Tastes of smokiness and caramel and some roast. Really nice, why doesn’t everyone make a Guinness clone?
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Less dry and more alcoholic than guinness. Very nice stout, big head, dark, with a creamy mouthfeel.
artmcd8 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peaty malty aroma. Some coffee notes. Some bitterness in the finish. Smokey.
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charule (748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Nitro. Chocolate aromas. Bitter roasty malt flavor but well balanced and smooth. Pleasant.