GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Cedar Rapids, IA location. Opaque black with foamy light brown head that left a thin, filmy lace on the glass. Smelled of chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of anise and a dash of molasses. Flavor was well rounded with chocolate and coffee notes, but was not as complex as the aroma. There was a pleasant subdued campfire smoke finish. Carbonation was on the low end, and it was creamy, dry, and earthy on the tongue. Pretty good beer.
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. Taste is coffee and malts
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at the Lincoln, NE brewpub. Good black color with great head retention compared to their other beers. Roasted malt and smoke aroma. Extremely mild body. Nice smoke flavor emerges from the void. This seems very smooth due to the lack of character. Not dry enough for me. I’d like to see more hops. This would be a good stout for someone who wants to be seen drinking a stout, without actually having to drink a beer with any taste. Maybe that describes the beautiful people who frequent such a place as this?
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub, Wichita, KS. Pours solid black with an olive-green head and lacing. Rubbery coffee aroma. Flavor is coffee and chocolate. Lighty and syrupy on the tongue. Solid melding of tastes and flavors.
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
Another so-so impersonation of a stout mirrors the Mom’s Cookies. Any highlights are drowned in a sea of watery blandness. Save your time and money unless you want a cheap tick.
Aroma / Appearance - A black fluid base swirls limply around the glass. Thin bodied and watery the view alone inspires little confidence of a great memorable experience. Coffee and undercooked oatmeal have cheap smoky undertones like a smoking patio rinsed clean by a rain shower.
Flavor / Palate - Watery smoke and cheap coffee tease the palate with a promise of something better. If you took the bottom of the pot and added enough water to unstick it you’d have a good equivalent of this flavor profile. A half hearted release falls just short of average and isn’t worth more than two ounces at best.
umich03jm (3460) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Dark reddish-brown pour with almost no head. Aromas are chocolate, oatmeal, and nuts. Tastes boring. Watery chocolate, light roast, light cream. Thin body.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Cedar Rapids, IA location. Pours to a translucent dark brown body with a fully lasting light brown head. The aroma is chocolate, pretty basic, light licorice. The flavor is light chocolate, heavy coffee, light licorice, decent taste. The palate is dry, roasted, medium bodied.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tricked into going to granite city. tried to keep an open mind about the beer, as it’s from a chain restaurant in the mall. This was better than I expected. pours kind of like a guinness. More roasted malt and chocolate than guinness. very creamy. could have been worse.
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An okay looking stout, but really there was not much flavour here. Watered down. Cheap.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft @ brewpub. Dark brown bordering black with a foamy khaki-colored head that left nice lacing after every sip. Aroma is roasted coffee, ash, and cocoa. Flavor is heavy chocolate, toasted malt, and burnt marshmallow. Run of the mill brewery stout.