hellomynameis (872) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of roast in the nose. Black with a big ol’ soft brown head on top. Lots of roasted malt with a drying and slightly acidic feel. Feels a lot like black coffee instead of beer.
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Brewhouse. Got some faint flavors of coffee -- my wife got more of the intended flavors than I did. I don’t think my palate is ready for sweet stouts yet. Definitely one of the better beers I had at Fitgers -- I slightly preferred the Tug Boat Irish Stout -- I think I prefer dry stout in general.
undsioux7 (763) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at pub. Dark brown with a nice creamy dark tan head. Very nice coffee and chocolate taste. Nice mouthfeel. A touch smoother and this would be a winner.
gws57 (1257) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on draught as part of the sampler flight at the brewery in Duluth, Minnesota. Opaque, oily brown pour with a thick, light brouwn head, strong bitter cocoa in the nose, with soy sauce, more bitter chocolate throughout. Finished alcoholic but very smooth. Very good!
Nuffield (3347) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich stout! Cottage cream head, pitch black, 97% opaque, black. Good sweetness. Roast, caramel, chocolate...all very rich and very good. (on tap at brewpub, then growler at home)
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Fitgers Brewhouse in Duluth, MN, pours a dark, near opaque brown brew with a thick and creamy tan head that slowly dissolves. Tan head stays with the beer. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted caramel malt, some coffee and flowery hops. Taste is smooth, creamy, lightly carbonated, and heavy body. Finish is smooth, and little hop bitterness.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Fitgers Brewhouse in Duluth, MN. Creamy brown head that stuck around for every. Dark, dark brown body. Very nice chocolate with faint roasted malt on the nose. Creamy roasted malt body with the faintest hint of hop.
RJBennett (52) - Hibbing, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
coffee, roasty, black, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, Very good beer
Stine (1434) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour smells of prunes and low-chocolate mocha. Flavors of plums, prunes… rich, full roasted African coffee, some chocolate. A hint of something weird like beet. Well-integrated elements of taste with a spot-on palate…dense, but not viscous, smooth, but not slippery.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown. Screw it, call it black. A good inch of creamy tan head that lasted for a good long time. Excellent thick lacing.
Mild roastiness in the aroma. More roastiness in the taste. Big malty tasty beer, very rich, with lots of roasted grain, strong black coffee, and mild dark chocolate. Pretty smooth with a rather full body. Excellent roast in the finish.