umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice oatmeal stout. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of vanilla. Taste is slightly sweet at first from the chocolate then some bitterness and a somewhat dry finish. Lots of flavor for only 5.5%. Medium mouthfeel. Definitely recommend.
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jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler. Ruby hinted dark beer with a foamy brown head. The nose is all coffee. Lots of coffee in the flavor with some bitter chocolate. (Robin said chocolate pudding and I got some of that in this.) Very nice beer if you like coffee in your beer, which I do.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: dark opaque brown with minimal head. Aroma and flavor all over the place. Lots of chocolate up front, fades to coffee and dark roasted grain, hints of vanilla. As it warms coffee starts to take over the finish. Very drinkable, could probably score higher, just not a coffee fan. Will agree with Pailhead, loses alot of character in growler form.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice cream head the beer appeared to be a dark brown almost black it was very dark in the pub that day mild aroma of chocolate and strong smell of coffee but not to overpowering. mild body not what I ’m used to for breakfast stouts. Chocolate, cream and vanilla are all evident in the flavor but theroasted coffee flavor stands out. Very drinkable would orderone again.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled via growler at the Ohio Labor Day gathering. Dark brown, opaque body with a medium cream/tan head. Coffee aroma with chocolate and hints of butter/DMS. Surprisingly light, delicate flavor profile , creamy, with coffee and milk chocolate sharing the silky palate. Quite the opposite of the bruising, in-your-face Founders Breakfast Stout, this is more of a session beer.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the Labor Day Gathering. Smell is all roasted coffee, too upfront of it for my liking. Flavor comes off as ta thin vail of coffee and backing of medium carbonation. Not that sensational, since this seems all one dimensional.
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Most of what I got from this was canned chocolate pudding. A bit of coffee was there as well. Body was rather thin, and not what I expect in a stout. More like a chocolate porter. Not terrible, not something I’d go back to. It was interesting, and fairly unique though, and I’m glad to have tried it.
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at the Labor Day gathering:
Deep brown hue with reddish highlights, frothy head, and excellent lace. The aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, walnut, grassy hops and earthy yeast esters. The taste was bitter with a light mocha and vanilla tones, some fig and berry as well. The feel is a bit watery but okay. A good stout but not great, still it was nice to try.
rtruck (4) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
excellant stout. aroma was coffee the taste was a good blend of coffee and chocolate this beer was suprizingly smooth the head was a dark color and did not last too long but stayed on the sides of the glass no bitter after taste
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good stout. The coffee is evident, I thought about getting some take home of this for my friends....