Macegan75 (749) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours black with beige nitro foam. Aroma is muted from the nitro head, but notes of black malt and dark chocolate. Body is nice with lower ABV. First sip is nice with black malt and oats. Finish is nice with the creamy end point.
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque dark brown color, massive fine tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of cocoa powder, espresso grounds. Taste is smooth cocoa powder. Nice.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pour is deep brown with a finger-wide tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasted coffee, slight smoke, rye, oats, and cream. Finish is slightly bitter.
b3shine (6508) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro draft to pint at Founders. Looks good; settles into a slightly translucent dark cola with creamy off-white nitro head. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, roast, and a touch of oats. Tastes like it smells with what seems like a touch of smoke as well. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Decent, but overrated IMO.
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black with a tight mocha head. Aroma is char and roasted malt. The taste follows and adds a hint of earthy hops on the finish. Smooth creamy feel. Incredibly clean finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mike5326 (1116) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, medium creamy off white head. Strong roasted coffee aroma. Medium body with a watery roasted malt flavor and a medium finish.
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zach8270 (3832) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(nitro @ Founders Brewing Company - Grand Rapids, MI) Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Very lightly roasted aroma, not much hint of oatmeal. Flavor is pretty much the same. Light roast but not much oatmeal or chocolate. A bit mild and thin.
Tejas (920) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Draught > Libertine Bar. Taste fine, palate is great but it's just too small. I don't need a 9% stout but 4.5% is just too small.
obguthr (4534) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Bakers’ chocolate and medium roast coffee nose. Black, medium tan head, cascading carbonation, good lacing. Soil with very subtle moss and coffee notes. Creamy, but a tad astringent. Founders does nitrogenated beers very well, perhaps the best in the US. This beer would not be nearly as good on CO2.
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is initially strong raisin but then turns mellow and mild with notes of cookies, coffee, and chocolate. It pours a dark brown black with a tan, big soapy head that reduces to a thick ring with a messy surface, and it leaves a messy lace. The taste is a medium sweet with a very light bitter. The texture is thin, with a medium-light body, and a smooth, creamy carbonation. The flavors are mostly a coffee chocolate blend with some grains at the finish and a roasted note as well. It?s pretty clean and kinda dry with a light cookie-like linger to the aftertaste.