robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maple Grove, MN: Black Coloring. Creamy Head. Roasts Coffee, Creamy. Bitter Chocolate. A Bit Subdued for a Stout...but very Drinkable.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Cedar Rapids. Pours brown-black with almost no head (what head I can stir up is beige). The aroma is rich mocha, some vanilla, wood, and a bit of a boggy note. The flavor is bitter chocolate with forward roastiness. More earthy hop bitterness than I expected. Caramel and pine in the finish.
ElGaucho (2391) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
2004 ABR. Did not finish the Autumn Brew Review off on a good note. Smells like milk chocolate. Appearance is lacking. No lace, no head. Looks like diarrhea. Flavor isn’t good either. Looked and tasted flat.
fidelis83 (2270) - 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.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at East Peoria. Pours black with a beige head. Milky and roasty aroma. Medium bodied with average carbonation, but thin in texture. Pretty basic dry stout with flavors of dark roasted malts and spent coffee grounds.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught, Creve Coeur) black with nice tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is coffee, roast malt, bitter finish.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Granite City in Orland Park. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is light with notes of chocolate and roasted malt with some biterness of coffee. A watered down version of guiness.
Block (2207) - 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.
gregwilsonstl (2108) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very thick and creamy tan head. Black. Roasty. Slight chocolate. If the beer tasted like the foam it would be amazing.
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.