frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Known as "Nefarious Nelson" in my area, this stout held a rocky, chocolatey head and had a very dark body (in a fairly dark restaurant...) Potency was apparent in the aroma, more so as it warmed, and hung on with a bitterness in the aftertaste. Fairly weak in flavor with dark fruits and bitter coffee hints. So-so.
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beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black color. Roasted malts, smooth taste. A lighter tasting stout, some hoppyness. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slight bitter, roasted malts.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was just too hoppy for a true stout. The appearance was ok, Very dark with a light tan head, but the aroma had too much hops, and it went down from there. Not creamy as the description said, mine had a watery mouthfeel for a stout, and that hoppy flavor throughout. Not recommended. Big chain brewpubs just never seem to get it right.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2002
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Absolute butchering of the style. Every other stout review of mine uses the word ’roasted’ or ’burnt’ something or another. Not this beer. The hops stood out more than anything else! If I closed my eyes and had this beer, I never would have guessed it to be a stout....typical brewpub crap to say the least.