barleyPops (1138) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2004
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at the brewpub. Served very cold. Dark brown with little head. Almost a medicine aftertaste, strange brew.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark thick pour with a clinging brown head. Roasty, creamy, but not overly sweet. Kind of odd, but not bad.
cbfobes (1940) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewpub, pours a dark black with a thin tan head, aroma and flavor were both very bland with a small hint of chocolate, just nothing really here.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have had this on tap at the brewpub many a time, always served in a pint glass. Itís not bad, with typical stout flavors, but it leans towards sour and astringent at times, which takes away greatly.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with copper notes. Tan creamy head.
Clean roasty malt aroma, strong noble character.
Sweet and roasty, some bitterness.
Thick and almost cloying.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Brown Color with Light Tan Head. Dry Malt and Lactose Aroma. Thin Body and Light Mouthfeel. Initial Taste of Lactose and Dry Malt, Moving Towards a Very Dry Bitter Coffee Roast Flavor. In the Aftertaste, This Dry Roast Taste Becomes Almost Ashen in the Mouth. Too Burnt to Drink Much Alot of.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Opaque black color with tan head that left some lace. Big vanilla aroma with a light roasty accent. Tastes of milk chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Sweet on the tongue. Decent sweet stout.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black with a small brown head. Big buttery, diacetyl nose - not a good first impression. Flavor - ick. Buttery, buttery, buttery. Loads of diacetyl make nearly every flavor component I look for in a nice stout disappear. At least the diacetyl gives a nice, smooth palate. Thatís about it, though. Looks like the late 2004 batch I had was botched.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Thick creamy head atop a black ale. Good roasted flavor. Medium hoppiness. Smooth and very sweet. In fact, I suspect that they add quite a bit of lactose to this. It seems very milky. This is a competent stout. Too bad that they serve this ale at such a cold temperature.
drywallman (320) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really like this brew. Had it on New Year's Eve. It was a little thin on palate/body and went down easily. I'd drink it as a session brew.