Eleventh11Man (7) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very silky black, with a very nice head. Very sweet aroma, almost coffee? Taste is sweet and a mildly smokey. A great beer for its style
supremecrusher (6) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A cheaper cousin to the expedition stout. It has a slightly watered down mouthfeel for a special double stout. Very dark with strong coffee, toffee, and chocolate flavors.
stt0229 (6) - - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Slight hints of coffee on the back end... hits the palate just right. Smooth and creamy!
TrueGlance (5) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stout was fantastic on a snowy winter night. With notes of chocolate, light coffee cream, and just a shade of bitterness at the end to let you know that it is alcoholic, it does warm you inside. The creamy mouth feel was appropriate here, and if poured in a two-step manner you get a beautiful tan head on the black brew. Don’t make the mistake I did though and drink four at a sitting... it is quite heavy!
bmack94536 (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
To me, this is the definition of a malty beer. I should say multiple malt beer. And while I am not ordinarily a malt fanatic, this is the place I come for it. My best description of the flavor of this beer is this - I wonder what would happen if they made a chocolate version of it, ala Young’s. I think we’d have a dead ringer for a chocolate malt milkshake. Perhaps a little "Whopper-like", but a very interesting effort by a brewer who knows the ropes, but doesn’t mind leaning over them from time to time.
Duckbutter (4) - Liberty, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very Good overall, nice dark color as a stout SHOULD be! Seems to "wash" itself out if drinking more than 4 or 5 at a time. This is a wonderful beer to enjoy after dinner !
CanisFirebrand (4) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A bit of a chance with this one. I have never had such a dark and complex beer as I never thought I would like them. Some friends and I decided to have a beer tasting and discussion and this was one of my choices. I can say that I am glad I took a chance on this one. Opened a chilled bottle and poured into a large glass. The beer was dark and had a nice lighter color head. Once I let the foam settle, I took a sniff and was surprised that it didn’t smell really burnt or roasted. Took a sip and was surprised at the smoothness. It didn’t have a bitter taste or aftertaste to it. The flavor had hints of chocolate and coffee to it. A very enjoyable brew.
TheDewd (4) - Lenoir City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, very rich beer. Has a sweet chocolate/coffee taste. I drank it in the summer but it would be best on a cold winter night maybe after Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
ajbender (4) - USA - JUL 2, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting aroma and taste, reminiscent of molasses cookies. A very smooth and satisfying finish.
SmoketreeBrewr (4) - Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Monk. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate with some smokiness. Appearance is dark with ruby red hints, nice cream tan head. Taste starts out a little smokey and quickly goes to coffee and chocolate. Finishes smooth with a nice creaminess. Great beer overall.