jmcgavin12 (165) - Madison, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a decent bit of tan head that doesn’t stick around for too long. Aroma is heavy on the roasted malt. What sets it apart from others of the style is the hint smokiness in the aroma. The taste follows quite well. The sweet cream of the taste is complimented well by the subtle overtones of smokiness that aren’t overpowering but make for something different. The finish is a bit astringent due to a bit of salt and the roastiness
Overall a pretty good stout. Would definitely enjoy again soon
Pastor (776) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoky roasted aromas, creamy mouthfeel with a slight malt sweetness in the flavor. A solid Porter would drink again. Most defiantly the smokiest dry stout I ever drank. If you don’t like smoked beers stay away
dlbeer (383) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Smells of earth and smokey wood. Tastes of the same with light sweetness. Decent dark beer.
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starewich (118) - - OCT 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Brown with tan head. Smoke, chocolate, and cappucino, with salt notes. Creamy but not heavy. Definitely one to keep an eye out for. I know of no better dark beer in Wisconsin.
sjohnny (255) - - SEP 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not as heavy as I expected but still a full bodied feel. Very smooth. Smokey and delicious.
Nsanders (243) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black with a thick mocha colored head. Smells smokey, like peat, tabacco, dry, and roasted malts. Mild sweetness that is dry and quickly fades. Medium body with a creaminess. Decent, would go great with a cigar or a steak.
cbfobes (1672) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Old Fashioned, pours black with a thin tan head, the aroma has a good amount of milk chocolate and some caramel, the flavor has a bitterness of chocolate on the front end with a hop kick in the finish, overall pretty balanced and nice.
thomas15 (521) - USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roast with distinct peat. Black.with white brown head. Interesting roast with an immediate pea5 coming through. Nice creamy and dry. Very good. Favorite for style for me. Good chocolate in flavor and nose.
micronaut129 (143) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rich and velvetty with a tall dense mocha head.
Aroama is rich and malty with nuiances of earthy peat at the end.
A good tasting stout with a big dose of roasted malts and smokey peat.
Smooth and semi dry finish. Me likes.
tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Old Fashioned in Madison, WI., and dispensed to a shaker a little on the cold side, with an opaque, black/brown color, cream & bubbles, brownish tan head foam, and impressive, curtainy lacing. The aroma was roasty, some woodiness and char, maybe a little creamy flake, and earthy, barnyard scent. The flavor was similar, and contributed a lingering, medium hop bitterness, and an additional leathery character. The body was medium+, and the finale was bitter and dry. Interesting recipe, but for me, it was a little difficult to finish.