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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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This medium-light bodied dry stout has an initial malt & light caramel flavor profile with a distinctive dry-roasted barley bitterness in the finish. Head retention and rich character are part of its visual character. This beer is served using a mixed gas of nitrogen & carbon dioxide.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Was served with a "good luck with that" from the bartender. Deep brown with a thin tan head. Very low carbonation. Nice roasty nose with chocolate and a bit of ash. Quite sour, more than expected. I was constantly debating if the problem was astringency or sourness. Either too much acid malt or black patent. Quite forward and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Tap. Pours opaque black with a large creamy tan head that dissipates very slowly and leaves great coating lacing. Very typical presentation for a nitro stout. Aroma is quite roasty, notes of ash, and really smells like some lactose is present as well. Flavor follows, light sweet, medium bitter, roasty. Medium body. Perhaps sweeter than typical for the style; kind of straddling the dry/sweet stout boundary, but its still a nice beer on its own merits. I quite liked this example, not sure why it is getting so bashed here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
GI Stout Fest 2014. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Light body. Slight tang to it. Crazy dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Stoutfest 2014. Black pour thick tan head. Very oaty, roasty aroma, drying taste. decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3582) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft pour at destihl dry burnt leaves taste. Smoky. Chocolate and cocoa taste. Good stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Sampled at Destihl. It poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma was roasty dry with chocolate and black malt. The taste was roasty astringent malt with some chocolate and a bitter finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
On tap in a sampler. Came in the glass dark brown with a dark head. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts. Some bitterness in the finish. All the parts are there but something seemed missing. Good flavor but maybe drinking 12 beers at one sitting was too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7381) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
On tap @ Champaign location. Quite dark, nearly opaque, with a thick creamy nitro head. Low roasty aroma, killed somewhat by the nitro. Dry and roasty with a touch of ash and old coffee grounds. Creamy mouthfeel (nitro). Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
I was generally disappointed by Destihl. Iíll give another chance. This stout was one of the more acceptable beers. A little too bitter though. Too much black patent? Serving: Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
on nitro-pours a light brown thick head that laces and black color. Aroma is roasty/cocoa/molasses-dark malt, peat, some earthy hops. Taste is roasty/peat/ashy-dark malt, secondary earthy hops. Towards medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub (Bloomington, IL). Pours a pitchblack opaque pour, a nice creamy offwhite head sits atop with good lacing. Aromas are a nice feel towards coffe and creamy, sweet oatmeal and a touch of cocoa. Irish soda bread, sweet coffee. Initial is medium bodied, coffee and cream, oatmeal malt body with a touch of roastiness. Finish is mellow, a touch roasty and dry. Not necessarily a sweet stout by any means. The oatmeal and touch of sweeter coffee is there up front, but it really settles down into a dry and partially roasty finish. Not bad, it seems a bit lost in itís identity. Does it want to be a dry or sweet stout? Itís pretty evident what it should be. Ok.

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