JK (4433) - 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 donít think Fitgerís makes a bad beer and this might be Minnesotaís 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!
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh sea salt aroma. Almost pitch black. Very smoky, almost of burnt cedar and rusic leaves. Bites the tounge pleasently. Very rich and creamy. Super full of nuts. Hazlenut and fresh cream.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Lasting creamy bubbly tan covering atop a ruby-accented blackness -- cocoanut and sweet chocolate eddy in the huge roasty nose -- rich and decadent wine-soaked chocolate cake is touched by vanilla, a hint of bourbon warmth leaves a memorable impression.
badgerben (4399) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a medium, tan head. Good malty aroma followed up by an oatmeal presence in the taste. A solid roastiness to it as well. A bit on the watery side, but still tasty. Good grief... #500. 500 down, 500 to go!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2004 Black Coloring. Creamy Small Tan Head...didnít last long... Creamy A bit rougher then Lake Superiors...definite oats, roasts. Creamy...Very good overall!
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is oh so close to black I'll call it black, has some slivers of light brown highlights. Thin tannish head that crumbled and puffed away fast to a thin ring and leaves thin stringy lacing. Smell is of solid roasted malts and some black malts, hints of burntness, and a bit of oatmeally sweetness and has a cough syrupy alcoholic tinge. Taste is mellow easy amounts of roasted/burnt malts, a small oat sweetness and light coffee-like drying finish. Smooth, light creamy body, moderately picks up and has a decent finish thats welcoming. Good drinkin' oatmeal stout, not bad at all, just a little weak in the lasting flavor and body dept.
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the best brew I had among the 8 I sampled. Sweet, nutty, oatmeal aroma. Opaque body and fine-bubble, nitro head. Great lace. After sampling 7 fairly average brews, this one awoke my taste buds with a rich, nutty, roasted malt flavor. The nitro kept things smooth. A good effort.
PorterPounder (5538) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good chocolate undertones. Creamy, heavy head. Great beer to go along with meal at the brewhouse.