peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2011 This beer has seen its up and downs over the past year. The current incarnation is discussed here.
Dark pour with tan lacing head. Nose is roast with coffee and grainy notes. Refreshing dry bitterness in the mouth.
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busters. Dark dense looking pour with a creamy head. Dry roast aroma and taste. Creamy texture. Really nice.
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barrels and Bottles. Black appearance with a big, lingering and tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, wood, earth, light citrus zest and a hint of peaty smokiness. Similar flavor, moderate roasted bitterness with a light dry finish. A little thin, but a solid stout overall.
Craftbrewhaha (72) - - OCT 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Exactly what a Stout should be! With lots of Imperial Stouts out there I was looking for something big and roasty, but lower in alcohol. This hit the nail on the head for me. Malt profile is amazing, nothing overwhelming about the hops, perfectly balanced. Love it!
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds and bitter cocoa. Taste is espresso beans, bitter chocolate. Very tasty.
b3shine (7133) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to mini-snifter at Destihl. Looks good; an opaque dull black with light beige head. Smells of a nice balance of dark malt and roast. Tastes like it smells with a fairly bitter medium light-bodied mouthfeel. A nice example of the style.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black-bodied, with a lightly browned head. Lovely roasty bouquet boosts the olfactory temperament. There is a wetness to the aroma along with some sweet sasparilla notes. Roasty body with nutty bursts. Dusty roast finish.
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Ray’s in Tosa. Pours cola colored with a bit of a foamy brownish head. The lacing left after the second pour. Aroma has bakers chocolate, espresso, caramel and some simple sugar. Taste is of rich soft chocolate tones, with espresso and a solid caramel malt base. Maybe some belgian-y yeast spiciness, down through the glass. Medium to full bodied and fairly dry without much alcohol presence. Finishes bitter and sweet, with solid parts of both. Interesting flavor 14.4
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from Whole Foods Plymouth. Blackish pour with tan head. Nose was dark malt, cacao, milky oats. Tasted smooth, dark malty, with lactic and backup hop flavors.
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, anise, some dark sugars into some red fruits, hints of coffee. Taste is a mix of dark sugars, slight dark fruit, hints of roast, some spice, anise, finishing sweet, slightly dry. Eh something odd about this.
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a good and drinkable stout. Interesting flavors with any astringency or harshness. This is an approachable beer for a newbie but complex and interesting for a beer nerd