iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malts. Pours a dark brown with a small light brown head. Taste is mainly coffee and roasted malts, with a light bitter finish. Soft carbonation, watery. Not that great of a beer.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
came out ruby black with nice head and lacing. iím excited to try something here with a little more to it but i guess this isnít my day. roast on aroma and taste, thin and dry were the lasting impressions. i guess theyíre content in brewing safe brew to appeal to the masses but i really wish they would have some fun.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Davenport, IA location. Pours a dark brown, with a small tan head. Aromas of faint chocolate with some roasted malts. Flavor isnít as big as I like, a little chocolate/coffee and some mild hops.
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wichita location: Was OK - very typical of a standard brewpub nitro stout. Creamy to the point of watery. What did stand out was a smooth hint of smoke near the finish. So yea, it had a little more character than some nitro stouts. Brown black with a firm creamy nitro head.
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at the MN location.
Dark thick well laced brown cream head. Rich sweet malt aroma lots of chocolate. Light creamy palate. Dry flavor slightly chalky chocolate with a touch of pine hop.. a decent stout.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks and tastes like milk chocolate...some strange spritziness in the mouthfeel that seemed out of place...some coffee notes...some surprisingly bitter hopping...but very thin-bodied, especially for a stout!
drywallman (329) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
At the Davenport IA restaurant. This one had the black color and dissipating head. A few faint roast notes, with a touch of licorice, coffee, and chocolate. Very thin body though. Not impressed.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
At the Lincoln NE restaurant ... This is their best-looking beer, if that says anything. Itís black with a standing creamy head. But although it starts a bit creamy, itís definitely just watery like the rest ... little flavor, just a bit of nutty bitterness. Bland. At least the food was good.
heemer77 (5101) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Cedar Rapids branch. Thick slightly tan head with a black body. The nose os milk chocolate with coffee and amaretto. The taste is slightly bitter with milk chocolate and dried apples. Too much hops for the style. Unbalanced with a thin body.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap. a great looking stout! dark brown with a foamy, creamy head. but this just doesnít have a lot of flavor. a decent dry finish but nothing here to get excited about. average at best.