gws57 (1274) - 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 (3636) - 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 (5109) - 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 (1453) - 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.
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ABR 2006. I don’t think Fitger’s makes a bad beer and this might be Minnesota’s premier brewer. The beer is black, and the aroma has roasted malt and light smoke. Some coffee in the flavor, more roasted grains and a moderately palate. It is very smooth and easy to drink.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice creamy smooth stout served on nitro with a frothy, quickly fading tan head. Smoky roasted malt aroma and a similar flavor, but the oats counteract the dry coffee like finish. Thinner bodied than I would like from a flavorful stout. But still very tasty.
whiskeyfairy (27) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was quite excited about trying this one. It had a nice dark pour with a thick, creamy head. I noticed just a faint oat smell. It had a roasted flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate. There was a good balance of flavor but it seemed a little on the thin side. Yay for Duluth!