hotstuff (4096) - 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.
jmagnus87 (2427) - 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.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep brown, almost black coloring, with a minimal tan head. Aroma much to light, and somewhat hoppy, so I was surprised by the flavor. Tasted of coffee, and a hint of roasted barley and chocolate undertones. Liked the taste, but seemed a little too watery. Maybe not a perfect stout, but very enjoyable.
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 (2159) - 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.
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
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was good.
Cornfield (5482) - 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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frankenkitty (1959) - 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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