bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
About the same color as heavily used motor oil, but somewhat less opaque. Almost no head. Very lightly carbonated, very creamy/full bodied. Espresso, vanilla and earthy smoke in the nose, with plenty of coffee and toasted malt in the taste. Hops and coffee bitterness in the finish, with a tiny bit of chocolate, but hops play a pretty minor role in this brew.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown tinged black pour with a layer of fine tan bubbles that linger in a nice skim. Buttery, toffee aroma, with coffee, (of course). Coffee flavors, and a buttery mouthfeelm, reminiscent of Samuel Smith’s oatmeal stout. Solid.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at G.I. Stoutfest. Poured black with a short, light-bubbled beige head. Aroma was chock fulla coffee.. plus lesser concentrations of dry, dark chocolate. Also tubs of coffee in the flavor, and it didn’t feel entirely fresh... the dry chocolate at the finish was great, though. Medium-bodied with coffee bitters. Decent brew, yet one-dimensional.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(02.18.06) Sampled at FebFest ’06, Libertyville, IL. Opaque black stout with small tan head. Roasted coffee nose. Medium bodied that starts dry with black coffee/roasted malt flavor. Finishes dry with roasted malt fade and lingering bitterness. Intensely flavorful. An excellent dry stout.
jaustin72403 (3) - USA - JAN 10, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is an excellant example of a coffee-oatmeal stout. Very well balanced, the oatmeal really comes out in the flavor. I am a huge fan of Founder’s Breakfast Stout, and this is the one beer that I have had that I can compare with it. Flossmoor should definately consider Bourbon Barrelling this beer, I think it would turn out amazing.
thedm (5214) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of finely sized almost fully diminished brown colored bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was opaque and black in color. Its aroma contained notes of dark malt mild . Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a lingering very tingly palate and a aftertaste. Its flavor contained coffee roasted dark malts notes and was very tasty. An above average brew.
mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, near black coloring. Rich head on tap. A very smooth tasting stout with very little after taste. Coffee aroma and flavor all the way through. Molasses hints throughout. A fine stout that I normally would not buy but I liked a lot.
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Flossmoor. Poured a small tan head that quickly dissipated, fine sized bubbles, poor lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Aroma was roasted coffee as was the flavor. Smooth palate. Medium body.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Coloring with Sandy Ring. Roasted Hazelnut Coffee Aroma. Fresh Coffee Bean Roasts on the Tongue, Faint Chocolate and Almost Smokey Flavor...With Smooth Syrapy Coffee Goodness. Medium Mouthfeel and a Dry Aftertaste. Nice Malt and Fresh Roast Notes on This One! Nice End of Meal Stout.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark brown color, nice tan head. coffee and chocalte in the aroma. nice roasted malty coffee flavor. probably good for brunch. quite pleasing.