Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown with a thin, creamy, tan head. The nose is of herbal, leafy hops over slightly chocolatey roasted malt. Medium-bodied and silky soft (without nitro push), it finishes with a blend of roast and hop bitterness. The flavor follows the nose with an even brighter hop quality (some additional fruity/citrus notes) thrown into the mix. While not a traditional stout, by any stretch, it’s pretty tasty.
drfabulous (3575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewpub. Dry almost Irish stout. Some coffee. Some roast. Flavor accentuated by some hops. Nice.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Roasty, hoppy, citric aroma, with notes of toasty dark malts, chocolate, fresh hop, mild spice and faint smoke. Dark brown/black color, head is thin and fading. Flavor profile is an interesting balance of hop and malt, with plenty of dark, roasty malt sweetness, some wood and smoke, with countering hop aspects of citrus, spice and fresh, leafy herbs. Finish is semi-dry, coffeeish, moderately bitter and long. Somewhat low in effervescence, smooth and substantial mouthfeel, body is medium. Very interesting and flavorful, a hoppy Stout rendition to be sure, being related as it is to the Stormwatch Ale by the same brewer.