jb (2157) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somehow this has eluded me. On tap at tap and mallet - founders vs. southern tier. Score 1 for founders. For a low alcohol beer, this rocks. In a goblet, rich full oily palate. Classic chocolate and coffee characteristics. A bit light maybe but very nice.
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Triangle Wine Co. Pours black with a light tan colored head. Aroma is sweet, bready and slightly malty. Tastes like slight chocolate and oatmeal, kind of watery too though. Body was much thinner than I like. Slightly creamy but not really enough to make up for how thin and watery it tasted. This is the first beer from Founders that I have come away from highly unimpressed.
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 pint on the nitro tap. Opaque bastard, black. Good lacing, big collar, persistent little head... nice rounded oatmeal taste, nutty and a bit bitter, too. I like the nitro carbonation with this one (especially since it’s served at a sensible temperature) and the beer had a pleasant full mouthfeel. Hard to dislike, but not a standout either, I’m afraid.
rbrazell (1593) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Proof. Black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Light, creamy palate with a bitter chocolate and roasted maltiness. Nice drinker and pretty tasty.
DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Proof. Black pour, big brown head. Aroma is roasty, burnt, chocolate. Tastes are dark chocolate, coffee, bittersweet, roasted. Creamy, chalky palate. 7.4
GTAEgeek (1164) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Leon’s. Dark, nearly black pour, with a huge nitro frothy head. The aroma is immediate dark chocolates and coffee, with some unpleasant burnt bread. The flavor is very sweet, with a little sour and bitter notes in the finish. Medium body, a little cream, and astringent. Overall, this is a slightly disappointing stout.
jbruner (2167) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque brownish black on tap with fluffy cream head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Tate follows, roasty with a hint of sweetness. Good stuff, thin but substantial.
Davhgbrew (931) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge creamy tan head that lasted forever. Full bodies and almost smokey flavor. Absolutely delicious. Very low alc..only complaint.
BOSSbrewer (1493) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at their place in Grand Rapids. This is a great stout. Lots of chocolate and roasted malts. Very drinkable.
conway (1324) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black with a dark tan head. Aroma and taste is mostly oat and cocoa. Medium mouthfeel and carb. This is an entirely drinkable and competent oatmeal stout.