ajnepple (1666) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Almost black with a light brown head and thick lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, oats and earthy hops. Similar flavor, nicely balanced. Medium body, creamy smooth velvety feel with soft carbonation. Super smooth.
RobertDale (2927) - 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 (2098) - 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 (1614) - 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 (11004) - 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 (8273) - 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.