RobertDale (2832) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Rich and creamy. Very good.
kaser (2014) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on draft at 515 Brewery in Des Moines. Black pour with tan head. Nutty and chocolate notes. Somewhat malty. A very good stout
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at court ave ..pours dark black..thick creamy kacki head..mocha aroma..taste is creamy and cocoa..VERY smoith
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, very dense and creamy, chocolate milk brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is richer, milky and dark chocolates and smooth oats with a moderate roast and coffee. Flavor is similar. Smooth oats and milky dark chocolates up front before some earth and a coffee-forward roast comes on nicely to balance. Finishes smooth and creamy with a rich malt sweetness, but dry and somewhat bitter from the roasts and earth. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, creamy, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a really solid and well done dry stout. Plenty of chocolates balanced nicely with a solid roast, coffee, and earthy bitterness. Good one.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is medium/dark malt-chocolate. Taste is medium/dark malt-coffee/chocolate, some earthy hop bite.
beaz1591 (237) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had it at the brewery. Really enjoyed the taste, I liked the hints of chocolate and coffee. It finishes nice and smooth.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Dark black color with a creamy, smooth, cafe colored head. Nice stickiness with a decent lace left.
S - Definitely strong chocolate aroma. Sweet cream and a faint hint of coffee. A touch of roasted malt and sweetness.
T - Like the aroma, this has a lot of chocolate flavors. Ovaltine chocolate flavor with a sweet creaminess. Hints of roasted malt and coffee but these are definitely overshadowed.
M - Medium to light body with average carbonation. Quite smooth and creamy.
D - Easy to drink and not cloying. Chocolate heavy and therefore a little out of balance but not bad.
Notes: Nice, smooth creamy and chocolaty beer. Not cloying but a little on the sweet side. Not amazing but an enjoyable sweet tasting stout. Good chocolaty flavor, but I wouldn’t want to drink a number of these.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Court Avenue. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Light espresso and dark malts in the nose. Dark roasty malts with some bitterness on the finish.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour, roasted nose, light smoky flavor and a bitter chocolate note, even feel, but a bit of a metallic feel.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewpub Dark reddish brown with not much of a head. Aroma of dark grains, milk and chocolate and metallic notes. Theres a sharp roast bitterness and creamy medium-full bodied mouthfeel. Good, but a bit rough