Block (1313) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good stout. Sweet with a medium. body. Black pour. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, some coffee. Not too heavy.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in a sampler at Granite City-Creve Coeur. Pours a very attractive, deep, opaque brown with a cascading creamy tan head that settles into a nice lasting cap. The aroma is roasty, with notes of chocolate, coffee, and some sugars. The flavor has dark chocolate, coffee, toasted sugar, and some bitter earthiness. The body seems initially full but quits quickly, if that makes sense. Bitter and gritty without having much substance. Moderate carbonation. Could be better.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Cloudy dark brown color, thick beige head with good retention, solid lacing. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is ’smores on toast. Not bad.
oidi (23) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A rather ok stout but not anything special. Tried it on draft at Granite food and brewery
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SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was licorice and malt. Taste was malty with coffee and licorice.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma chocolate jet black color with tan head and lacing. Taste is dry, but not as dry as a Guinness. Best at granite city, but even this was a middle of the road stout. Very low hops, chocolate and very low sweetness. Would have again though
shrubber85 (7288) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Chocolate caramel malt aroma. Black with small head. Sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter grassy hops flavor. Good - on the hoppy side.
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on nitro-pours black with a retaining light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-licorice/roasty/chocolate. Taste is sweet dark malt/oat-chocolate/roasty, hint of earthy hops.
wilnatp (556) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TAP. This beer is a bit more watery that Guinness. It tastes of oats and chocolate, and slightly of burnt wood. Smooth mouthfeel from the nitro.
jmagnus87 (2330) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at GC Rockford. Pours dark black with a small bit of dark head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste if medium bitter. Lots of coffee and some dark bitter chocolate. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. The only GC beer I’d bring home a growler of.