NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body and a brown head. Nice dose of coffee in the nose with some dark fruit underneath. Smooth body, with more coffee, chocolate, and some fruit. Dry, roasty finish. Yum. I wish I could have tasted more of Doug’s beers before he moved on. Cheers
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ cornerstone: Large lasting light brown head, laces well; dark brown, almost black body. Sweet malt aroma at the start, roasty coffee, light chocolate, and a bit of brown sugar finish things out. Well balanced, chocolate & caramel w/ some quaker oatmeal flavor. The finish is dry and roasty that lasts into the aftertaste. Only lightly bitter from the dark grains and hop bitterness is very restrained. Medium body, low & soft carbonation, but a little dry in the m/f. My favorite of the 6 they had on tap. The only drawback is that the m/f could have been a little smoother.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This was ok, i’ve definitely had better, straight coffee flavor with no chococalte at all, and I didn’t want another.
aracauna (3346) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark stout. It’s mostly black with mahogany around the extreme edges. The aroma is strongly of coffee and the chocolate comes out more in the flavor. You can actually taste a bit of the oatmeal. This is straight up good. This brewpub works well with dark malts. If they make more like this and the Berea Brown, they’ll turn into a great brewpub.