MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on-tap at Fitger’s Brewery
A. Pours a dark black, 3mm mocha head, even after 10 minutes it still had a nice 1mm thick layer on top.
S. Smells of lots of oatmeal, slight chocolate, and rich roasted grain.
T. Tastes of oatmeal, lactose, some rich coffee and a buttery soft finish.
M. Medium-thich body, mild carbonation, slightly chewy and silky wet finish.
O. A solid beer. A hearty rich beer with lots of falvor, stron oatmeal presents, but not overbearing. Well bodied and thick. A nice rounded stout, but nothing that pops and really makes you love it. But easy to drink and fills you up.
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fitgers. Strong burnt malt aroma and flavour. Coffee, quite bitter. I wouldn’t really classify this as a "sweet stout"...more like a Guinness, actually.
bluemooner (586) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium, fluffy, beige head. Aroma is raosted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor is plenty of roasted, almost burnt malt with hints of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a bit of smokeyness. Medium body with very little carbonation. Very creamy, smooth oatmeal stout with good flavor.
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[On-tap at Fitger’s] Pours dark brown with a small light brown head that lasts a long time. Aroma is huge on deeply roasted/charred malt. Coffee, dark chocolate and almost dark cherry. Average mouthfeel, good finish. Maybe just because it was a change of pace from the other beers I had tried, but I really liked it.
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black pour with red highlights. Foamy off white head. Awesome aroma and taste of roasted coffee and chocolate. Silly mouthfeel. Very good stuff.
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler, pours deep black with thin to no head, big big caramel, chocolate, coffee and roasted malt aroma. Taste is just as rich and mouthfeel is creamy with just a touch of carb, big coffee and chocolate blends into an oatmeal-like taste that goes into a roasted and nutty finish. Excellent stout, especially with all that taste and not too much alcohol!
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted as part of a sampler on our way to haul our sailboat for winter. Nice, nice burnt but carmel smooth stout with something sharp added and a bit of cocoa.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 On tap at Fitger’s Brewpub in Duluth, MN. Pours a very dark chocolate color. The aroma is very robust and malty, with strong smells of chocolate, coffee and I think even a tiny bit of smoke. The flavor is more coffee and toffee than chocolate, with maybe a hint of vanilla, with a relatively long, complex after taste.
troyc (2172) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Part of the brewpub sampler. Pours a dark black color with a tan head and good lacing. Aroma of toffee and dark grains. The taste was of chocolate, molasses, vanilla and roasted sweet grains. Fleeting notes of oat made an appearance as well. A think, almost syrupy mouthfeel. A pretty good stout to say the least.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewhouse. Pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of mainly roast malt. Taste was chocolately and malty and fairly sweet. Very thick and creamy. Satisfying. One of the better stouts I have come across.