crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is rich and malty. Flavor is roasted malts and oatmeal with some coffee. Thick and smooth body. Not too shabby especially considering the sub-par beers I have had so far from this brewery.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Expectedly dark, thin head. Nose bit of cocoa and raisin. Not much flavor, some chocolate, vaguely roasty, a bit of raisin, but kind of stale and bland. Just not much going on, boring stout.
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark black with a thin head. Slightly sweet aroma, but it gives off the first warning of a musty and bitter beer. Yup, tastes like a little chocolate syrup poured on a wet floor mat. The goodness is burried in there somewhere as I can vaguely find the malts and sweets, but it’s overwhelmed by nasty bitterness. Bummer.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pitch black with a thin light brown head. Carboard like coffee aroma with the cardboard being more prominent than the coffee. Flat taste with muted roast flavors and a dry flat mild bitter aftertaste. No oatmeal noticable.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 Fast fading head, dark body. Stale coffee nose, dryish bitter chocolate flavors. Like a slightly stale, unsweetened cafe mocha. Enjoyable, though, and very drinkable..
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2005 There is a new label, it is the moon wearing a hat. 12 oz bottle. Black/brown color with a reddish tint. Short lasting tan head. Roasted malts, bittersweet choclate, vanilla aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate flavor. Dryish finish that leaves a nice, roasty flavor. 7/4/6/3/14
RERATED on tap in March 2005. Score is 7/4/7/4/16. This had a more definate bitterness on tap. There was still the roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee flavors, but there was more hoppy bitterness to it fresh.
New score is an average of the two.
PorterPounder (5542) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up at Whole Foods in Austin, Tx. Pours a jet black with a light tan colored head. Solid aroma of roasted coffee and fresh, rich moist dirt. Good bitter roasted notes with a rich malty undertone. Solid earthy flavor, Quite nice. Mouthfeel is kind of dry.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark stout pour with almost no head. Nose has some roasted/smoky notes. Usual roasted/toasted/burnt barley taste with some residual sweetness. An average stout.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep dark color with mocha head. Nice roasted note nose. Heavey weight with a drying bitter roasted finish. SOme notes of oatmeal, and burnt toast. Eh, alright but not the greatest.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Brown Coloring with Dark Brown Head That Quickly Disapates. Aroma of Coffee Roasts and Wet Cardboard...Which Carried Into the Flavor...The Wet Cardboard Upon Further Tasting Is The Oatmeal...But That Should Tell You How Bad It Was. MUCH Better Stouts out There To Try... Don’t Search The Great Divide For This One... Lake Superior Makes a MUCH Better One.