clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2006
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 Bottle. First let me say that I really like Buckeye Brewing. I have been there several times. They brew some excellent IPAs. Due to my good experiences with Buckeye, I had high expectations for this beer. It is labeled as a "foreign stout", which conjures up images of big bold Russian Imperials to me. This was much more in the style of an Irish Stout( which short of St Patrick’s Day, I can do without), and even in Irish style is a poor example. I see that they add oatmeal to give it a creamy taste. It wasn’t creamy, it was thin and lifeless. It poured very dark with a brownish head. It had little aroma. Simply put, THIS BEER IS BLAND! No roastiness, no chocolate flavors, no hints of coffee, no real flavor to impress in any way. Buckeye is better than this!!!!!!!
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque black pour with a large brown head that completely dissapears in a few minutes leaving a suprising flat appearance. Higher carbonation mouthfeel medium bodied for a stout. Roast coffee in the aroma and likewise in the flavor. Thats it, not much more here which was dissapointing. I think Buckeye can do much better.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark with tan head. Aroma of malts and chocolate with a little hop aroma lurking in the background. Flavor is coffee, cocoa, dark fruit/molasses. A little thin, but overall not bad
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours nearly black with an insane amount of tan carbonated head. Took several pours to get an acceptable amount into my glass. Aroma of dark chocolate and slight roast malt. Initial flavor is more chocolate than coffee. After taste was slightly dryer than the initial flavor and it did not linger on for very long. Lots of carbonation, some lacing, medium body, light on the alcohol. The beer was drinkable, simple in flavor.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 Pours a dark brown/black with a dark brown head that lasts longer than my last date. Has a nice chocolate start, and finishes with a very smooth really light hoppy flavor. Very surprising beer, my expectations were not really high based on the labeling and price. Will buy again.
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a very thick, chocolate milk looking, head, that all but disappeared after a minute or so. Very dark body. Coffe and hoppy flavor. Would like a bit more malt presence.
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Beer engine. Average creamy light brown good lacing head. Dark black body. Smells like smokey beach wood. Initial flavor is smokey, musty and finishes with coffee finish.
krautdog (15) - Gimmelstümph, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this on tap at The Buckeye beerengine. It was served with a thick, creamy head and had a beautiful coffee aroma.
This was an excellent stout, it had a nice roasted/chocolate taste but not too roasty or bitter. The oatmeal in the grain bill really gives this a smooth taste and excellent mouth feel-I Highly recommend this one for St. Patrick’s day quaffing.