fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ the brewpub. Listed on the big board at 4%. Pours an opaque dark brown with a frothy off-white head. Not too much of a scent, slight roasted coffee. Good amount of taste for the low alcohol content, coffee and chocolate, very dry. A very drinkable session stout.
olenickj (77) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good, smells good....tastes like dark water. Don’t know why its rated so high.
Christpuncher (2792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is smokey and chocolates. Strong roasted malt flavor back bone. Pours black with a thin tan head. Smells smokey and coffee flavored. Had at bells
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JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has mild roast and nuts. Taste is pretty faint, but a little toasty. Light body and moderate carbonation.
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, earth, some nuts, hints of dark fruit, coffee, some slight cocoa powder, sweet molasses as well. Taste was oak, earth, molasses, coffee, some cocoa, finishing sweet, dries out well at the way end.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6657-20140816] Bottle. Roasted peanut grains aroma. Black body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted grains and light cocoa dust flavour has a hint of barrel. Full body. Wow. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Not a ton on the nose. Definitely get some chocolate on the tongue. Not so sure about the oak although it finished pretty clean. Not bad.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Bells: Solid, rich brown color, not quite black with a long lasting khaki film & foamy collar topping it off. Light aroma with hints of dry, roasted malts, dried coffee beans, & some unsweetened cocoa powder. Big roasted malt base in the flavor; very dry, hints of ash with lots of dry coffee beans & a mild cacao note to it, too. There’s a very, very faint bit of milkiness the lingers in the finish, otherwise this is a bonafide dry stout all the way. Nice roasted body, dry from front to back. It’s like Guinness Draught Plus.
douglas88 (8398) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a small beige head. A big heavy roast sourness in the nose, chocolate. The flavor is great: dry, earthy, dark chocolate, minerals, heavy roast, bitter dark coffee, some lactose. A bit light.
KPD (57) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2014 Dry stout at Eccentric cafe. Pours dark with a medium head. Aroma is mallty roastiness. Nice light mouthfeel with some dryness. Nice clean finish with lingering roasted malt. This version is 4%, major session beer .
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bells. Pours dark chocolate brown with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste is hints of chocolate, roast malt. All flavors somewhat muted. Could be indicate of a dry stout - a style on which I am not well versed.