DutchHillbilly (52) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very black in color. You can definately taste the rye No bitter aftertaste.
No head. Mildly thick. I found it very pleasant tasting for such a dark brew.
koleminer20 (189) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at All Stouts Day. The pour is black, with a head that looks like it could be nitro, though it's not. The aroma heavy in rye, and malt, but not much else. The taste is similar. A lot of subtleness to the rye, and there isn't a whole lot going in the nature of a stout. It's not the worst stout I've ever had, but there is a lot to be desired with the potential with rye
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njager246 (217) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at bells, toasted malt and rye aroma and a similar flavor, not my favorite style, but prett good!
fattybladdy (359) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours black with minimal head. Taste is roasted malt, not picking up much rye in this. Pretty easy drinking.
574deadzone (759) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bell’s (sample). Pours a deep dark ruby-brown (black) with a thinner brown head. Nose of toasted rye bread, some cola and earthiness. Taste is fairly sweet but also fairly bitter. Full-flavored and round. Palate is lighter side of medium, soft, with a long dark finish. A cool beer, glad I got to try it. The rye was quite prominent.
bwa5879 (443) - Portage, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with almost no head. Roasted toasty scent, earthy coffee. Acidic sour taste at first and then the roasted coffee flavors come out as you swallow. Slightly sour finish with more roasted notes. Kind of like a porter. Good beer but slightly watery.
b3shine (3506) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to 12 oz pilsner at Eccentric Cafe. Looks good; pitch black with resinous lacing. Smells of chocolate and malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Eccentric. Pours a deep brown that lets some highlights slip past around the edges. Aromas are light but there is some nice roastiness and chocolate there. Flavor is mild but pleasant. It’s not a heavy dark beer, but a lightly bodies chocolate one with a touch of smoke and a refreshing finish.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours black with a tan colored head. Aroma is very toasty to the point of burned. Pretty good beer. I would like it better if they hopped it up a bunch and made a black IPA.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at bells. black pour with no head. milky nose with nice roastiness. some sweet licorice as well. flavor of grassy hops, earth, basic sugar, and quite blah...slightly watery and metallic