bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap(nitro) Poured deep dark brown with a creamy off white head. aroma of roasted malt and coffee. taste is of roasted malt and hazelnut coffee, with a nice bitter finish. a solid stout
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (nitro): I’d ordered before I realized that it was nitro (not my favorite). Not as coffee as I was hoping, then again, I was thinking breakfast stout when they said coffee. As it warmed, the roastier notes came out. Creamy. As Brad said, not much different from prior recipes. Still pretty good though.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Founders. Poured (via nitro tap) deep opaque brown, topped by a medium creamy cream-colored head. Light aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and a touch of amaretto. The flavor is basically a cross between their Nutty Professor Nut Stout and Coffee Stout, with amaretto flavors playing off of somewhat bitter coffee and roasted malts. Creamy body. Another play off their basic nitro stout, and another good beer, but I wish they’d try a different stout recipe every now and then.