fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tall, nitro-creamy tan head that has excellent retention. Aroma is roast, toasted nuts, a little coffee and some char. Flavor is about the same with a little more nutty and coffee character. Palate is a little watery and the carbonation has a little better bite than most nitro beers. Overall it’s not bad, pretty much a Guinness clone with a little less charm.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draught: Pours an opaque black with a creamy tan top. Roasted nuts, toast, coffee and oatmeal on the nose. Taste is a little watery, otherwise caramel and coffee on the palate.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very feint chocolate scents and a small roast. Taste is a tad of chocolate and a bitter coffee roast, light body.
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bpreo (2073) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like a Guinness, but with a little funkiness. Not sure what it is. Maybe should be on nitro.
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!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with a nice thick, lasting head. Sweet and lightly roasty, some nicotine and peat. A bit oddly tangy. Nice full palate.
Russo (1878) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
TAP@Granite City in Omaha,NE. Dark brown color, thin beige foam. Aroma is Roasted malt and notes of Chocolate and caramel. Flavor is a little bit watery, notes of coffee and roasted malt as well. Mouthfeel is weak to a stout one.
TheHOFF43 (1786) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and flavor is chalky, roasty water. Not good at all.
Block (1706) - 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.
pinkzambia (1693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Kansas City location: Jet black with a loooooong lasting tan head. Choco-yeasty aroma and the feel is slick like an oatmeal stout. The flavor is like non-sweet chocolate malt balls. the feel is thin.