Russo (1978) - Hemhofen, 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 (1977) - 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.
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.
Bif (1885) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Served a blackish color with a nice tan head that lasted with ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is same as aroma. Decent bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Moderate body, a bit of a gritty feel and not very robust.
freekyp (1830) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit on the thin side with a roasty nose with light chocolate notes. A bit of tartness and smokiness in the finish is welcome. Pours deep brown with a good sticky creamy head.
seymour (1827) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on tap at brewpub, St Louis, Missouri, USA in standard pint glass. Opaque black color with thick, creamy beige head. Some head retention, little lace. True-to-style aromas and flavors. Balanced hops bitterness. Dark and thick. Fruity ale fermentation. Lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Tasty but unmemorable.
gregwilsonstl (1817) - 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.
pinkzambia (1802) - 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.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of the sampler I had, this was one of the better beers. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor is the same with a little bit of a nutty flavor as well. Not bad, but nothing amazing.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nitro pour at the brewpub in Fargo. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, a bit of chocolate. Flavor is toasty and smooth but mouthfeel is dissapointingly thin and watery. Fairly mediocre stout.