Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 I’m impressed by the pour. A day after getting the growler from frankenkitty, the nearly black brew was topped by a well-sustained, rocky brown head. The aroma is mainly roasted barley with coffee, and the flavor is much the same, also including some mild chocolate undertones. Some hopping comes out in the mildly bitter finish. Okay.
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Patrickctenchi (5445) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Ram, downtown Indy
Pours deep brown with a small tan head.
Scent is roast chocolate, coffee.
Taste is coffee, chocolate......a bit of licorice and a slight mint/herbal note.
A little watery, but decent.
beerguy101 (5340) - 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.
hotstuff (4643) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Known as Kossacc Stout at the downtown Indianapolis, IN location. Tan small head that was mostly lasting with decent lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a near black hue. Malty, chocolate, coffee, roasty, sweet nose. Flavor was coffee, some chocolate, roasty, and somewhat of a burnt flavor. Very tasty indeed! Mouthfeel was smooth. A very nice stout.
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark watery brown toffee aroma. Funky water flavor tainted with coffee, toffee and malt. Weird again.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. From notes. Loads of coffee and burnt malt. A good dose of chocolate on the end with a little herbal note. Good stuff.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Lake Oswego OR Ram. Pours very dark brown with a light tan head. This was a really smooth stout, I think it maybe an oatmeal stout. Excellent roasted malt flavor up front, slight burnt chocolate note, with light coffee and licorice. Silky smooth on the palate with a long drawn out chocolate finish. This was suprisingly good for our local Ram.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was decent, nothing special. On nitro, flavor was very well balanced, creamy and rich chocolate and a little bit of coffee and cream. Easy to drink, and to drink alot of. It goes down so smooth!
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Puyallup, but brewed at Northgate. Pours opaque very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet coffee and chocolate aroma. Light body, nearly still after the nitro settles out. Roasted coffee taste with a bit of chocolate and caramel.
frankenkitty (1987) - 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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