BVery (6266) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark pour with a frothy cream head. Lots of roasted coffee, mild chocolate, and some licorice. Smooth palate. Solid.
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest. The aroma touches on chocolate and coffee but not much else. Mildly chocolate and coffee flavor, mixed with water and seltzer. Meh.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Galena Brewing Company brewpub in downtown Galena, Illinois. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a slow dissolving beige head that leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate malt, a hint of black malt, and some floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, with toasted dark malt, coffee, bakers chocolate and some grassy hops. Finish is slightly dry, some acidic aftertaste texture with a toasted dark malt aftertaste with a mild grassy hop bitterness that slowly disappears. More of a dry Irish Stout than a Sweet Stout.
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Brown-black body. Creamy beige head. Bigger side of medium bodied, very fresh and sessionable. Caramel, chocolate. Easy going, a touch watery, touch of roast. OK.
madvike (2729) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours dark brownish black with a foamy tan head. Nose is a bit of sour milk, smooth dark malt--though not a ton of pungency in the smell. Taste is smooth and mellow with dark bread malt, prominent oatmeal, and some chocolate. Thickish with a really smooth carbonation.
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour from bottle. Brown head. Rich coffee taste. Smooth and easy drinking. Love it
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troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Deep brown colored pour is almost opaque. Chestnut colored foamy head. Aromas of milk chocolate, dark brown sugar, light vanilla and oats. Taste is of cocoa powder, mocha, vanilla, ash and anise. The finish seemed to hint at chicory too. Creamy texture. Fair lacing. Nicely balanced.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours very dark black with small tan head. The aroma is chocolate, toast, distinct oats, Polynesian coffee, a creamy note, and a hint of caramel. The flavor is nice and roasty with some grainy oat notes, slight bitter chocolate, a bit of toast, and a deep coffee tone. Good.
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a gift growler from neighbors who very recently visited the brewery. Displayed a black/brown hue with lighter, brownish tan, billowly head foam on top of darker bubbles, and curtainy webbing as lacing. The aroma was very roasty, with baker’s chocolate, espresso, a touch of smoke, and hints of caramel and molasses. The flavor offered smooth malt, a touch of woodiness, and low hop bitterness at the back in this "a bit heftier than medium" bodied brew.. Low carbonation was not a deterring factor. There was a light creaminess to the mouthfeel, and a pleasant dryness to the finish. Good complexity, and very quaffable.
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GTMW 2011, pours a very dark brown/black with a nice brown head, the aroma and flavor were notes of chocolate with a somewhat bitter finish, some coffee mixed in there as well, didn’t make a huge impact on me with all the other stouts I had this day.