badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Minnesota Winterfest 2013. Black color with no head. Strong roasted barley and coffee aroma. Roasty flavor. Light coffee and chocolate. A bit of a heavy metallic tang.
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Winterfest. Stronger coffee aroma and flavor on this one. Misses the mark slightly in a bit off putting aftertaste and mineral-ly palate.
Steasy66 (1025) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly old growler, need to try fresher. Not quite black, little head. Roasty coffee aroma. Tasrte is smooth and chocolately. Smooth and nice.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Happy Gnome 3Oct2012, Side by side with breakfast stout I think most people would be hard pressed to find a difference, this ones nose is more anise to it, and the mouth is a little thinner than breakfast stout, but its a wonderful brew with a touch more heat for the colder MN winters, really good stuff.
Kashdonkey (6) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Bryant Lake Bowl.. really helped take the edge off after work. I picked up more chocolate than others based on past reviews. Texture had good balance with slight creaminess. Good job Fulton.
vikingguy (865) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is very rich. Notes of dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Also some alcohol. Thick and full bodied. This was pretty good but so rich I couldn’t drink it all.
Nuffield (3737) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The coffee in this is very well balanced, and actually could be a little more forward for my taste. Very smooth, easy drinking, with a rich, rounded profile and a somewhat less-than-over-the-top palate. (on tap at the Muddy Pig, St. Paul, MN)
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Dabbler yesterday. I prefer Adversary in its stock form as this has too much coffee for my own taste, but still nice.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, opaque espresso brown with no head. Aroma is strong mix of nuts and dark coffee. Flavor is a rich frothy coffee (dark roast) with almond essence. Body is creamy with light carbonation.
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sweeney’s in St. Paul, MN. After reading the other reviews, i was really excited to give this brew a try (especially after thoroughly enjoying "The Worthy Adversary"). However, I wasn’t as floored as I hoped to be; perhaps I was the victim of a less than stellar batch. I’ll certainly give it another try. Some specifics: Pours dark brown -- definitely looks like a coffee stout! Aroma is very sweet -- I got more chocolate than coffee, and more toffee and sweet malts than I expected. This beer really coats the whole mouth and has a sticky, syrupy molasses quality about it. Way more sweet/milk chocolate than coffee, which was baffling (again, maybe a bad batch?). Some light bitterness makes a gestural attempt at balancing this beer out, but it is overwhelmingly sweet (and I like sweet . . . ). Really intense. Too much overbearing sweetness to be transcendent, though decent and the potential for greatness is there.