BVery (8142) - Plymouth, 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 (8737) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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 (620) - 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 (2870) - 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.
Scotthops (8) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, creamy stout head with oatmeal, licorice, coffee, and leather on the nose. Burned maltiness and coffee on the tongue. Smooth and heavy. One of the best stouts that I’ve tasted recently.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Very dark, just a little bit of dark red showing through, had a nice creamy light brown head. Nice roasty, chocolate aroma. Extremely smooth and silky, more roastiness, light coffee and a little sweet with a nice bitter bite in the end.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big thanks to HogWildLiquor for sending along this treat. Growler poured into a pint glass produced a finger worth of tan head that didn’t last long, this is due to the growler I think. The body of the brew was the typical stout black in color
Aromas of sweet chocolate are big on this brew. Followed by some nice oatmeal sweetness filling my nose.
The flavor is a mirror of the nose, sweet milk chocolate and nice sweet grains. The feel in my mouth is medium to heavy with not to much carbonation, which I chalk up to the growler again.
A very sesionable stout I easily kicked the growler in a solid day. I think this is a good oatmeal stout it easily can hang with the big boys in this style. Well worth the try I would love to revisit this sometime strait from the tap.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From growler. Pour was dark and thick with medium colored tan head. Carbonation was a bit low in the growler but it didn’t detract from the beer much. Aroma was strong with roasted barley, chocolate, light coffee, and creamy oatmeal. Flavor was surprisingly full and smooth with light oats, chocolate, and smooth malt roastiness. Quite a good oatmeal stout.