rubbishystuff (1809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Maproom. Mostly tastes like a dry Irish stout with some of the burnt bitterness replaced by sweetness from the oats and a silky feel. Decent stuff really. Serving: Tap (Nitro)
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Definitely dryer than the stypical example of the style, rich cocoa and coffee.
two7offsuit (135) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of malt and chocolate. Flavors of chocolate and toffee.
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. From notes. Chocolate and coffee, medium bodied. Good, but something weird in the aftertaste that I’m not a fan of.
kaser (2530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at farmhouse. Very thick foamy head on black light body. Sweet taste. Guiness like taste. Not bad
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampled at The Map Room, Chicago. Pours near black wig a tan head. Aroma of malt, roast, milk chocolate, light lactose and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A nice light stout.
jmgreenuk (4071) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Map Room. Chicago. Poured a deep mahogany with a big frothy tan head. The aroma is weak cream caramel malt. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a roasted malt, liqourice, spicy hop slightly watery palate. Nice and creamy / chewy but it lacks flavours and body.
tectactoe (1489) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Tap: flimsy looking, brown-ish with crimson and ruby... this is a stout? Tight, java cop on tap with good retention, but it leaves almost no lacing behind. Aroma is acrid, astringent, and overly roasted malt, with tart dark fruit skins attacking hard... Yikes. Taste is a bit better, but not much. Bitter cocoa beans, bitter coffee grounds, astringent apple skins, sharp, and malt that is too over the top roasted. Carbonated to hell, prickly on the palate with a dry, scraping finish. This stuff was quite a disappointment.
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal, lactose, bitter chocolate. Flavor of light roasted malt, charred malt, bitter chocolate. Light, sweet but not overly sweet (just subtle sweetness from the chocolate and oatmeal malts), very smooth palate. Fairly basic but pleasant.
NikkTwist (1529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Sweet but full-bodied stout. Dark pour with a tan head. Burnt wood. Liquorice. Black prunes. Liquid smoke.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap. Black with one finger head. Stout with a little chocolate. Something is somewhat off in the flavor. Not my favorite stout.