thedm (4852) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew poured very small head of fine to medium sized dark brown bubbles and an opaque black body. It has a very strong malt coffee aroma. I eagerly anticipated the first taste after smelling the coffee in the aroma. And I was not disappointed. It has a very strong coffee malt flavor with a slight bite in its finish. There's something else in the flavor. Its well hidden. After reading the ratings before me, I have to agree that its the sweetness that's missing from this "Sweet Stout". It is not sweet with the typical chocolate flavor present in a sweet stout.
kaser (1769) - 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 (3678) - 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 (2617) - 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 (688) - 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 (3228) - 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 (1247) - 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 (1842) - 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.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This was a surprise let down as I normally like Arcadia beers. Give this one a miss.
joshwoodward (414) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On nitro tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Hmm, initial taste is urinal cake. Can’t untaste.
meast (7) - Milan, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells malty, real nice dark color, has a thick creamy looking head and looks thick. Its very dry. Unexpected.