MeadMe (1171) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner was kind enough to think of me on his travels across the county. Picked up from the brewpub in Fargo.
A: Pours a nice rich black hue. Very tall tan head that exhibied no real retention or lace.
S: Very mild aromas. Hints of toasted malt and coffee.
T: Roasted malty goodness. Nice coffee with very mild chocolate. A touch of sweet caramel to go along with a bit of lactic like sweetness.
M: Medium in body, ample carbonation, a bit of dryness in the finish.
D: Good, nice mild little stout. Michael canít thank you enough for thinking of me during your travels.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in cedar rapids. Pours a thick black, white head. Light aroma for a stout. A lot of roastiness in the flavor, but it’s pretty thin for a stout--almost watery. Dry finish. Meh...
barleyPops (1138) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap. a great looking stout! dark brown with a foamy, creamy head. but this just doesnít have a lot of flavor. a decent dry finish but nothing here to get excited about. average at best.
Block (1124) - 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.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with a tan head and a ruby glow when held up to the light. Has a weak coffee aroma with a slight hint of chocolate. Smells very similar to Guinness. It starts off with a malty taste then moves to a watery taste and finishes with coffee, again very similar to Guinness. This beer had good lacing and head retention. Basically a Guinnes knock off.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Watery. Flavorless. Bland. How sad. I love a good stout and this is far from one.
DrinkEmUpJones (1055) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red brown color with a thick off white head. There is a light nose displaying hints of coffee and oats. The palate comes across as slightly creamy with notes of milk chocolate and coffee. An OK stout.
mnurda (1050) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of the Sampler Platter at Granite City in Creve Couer. Strong coffee smell. Lightly carbonated. Chocolate finish black in colour
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light, somewhat dry, but mostly papery and flavorless. Very slight roast flavor but no discernible chocolate. Bland. On nitro.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a beautiful deep black with a good two inches of thick tan head. Excellent count-the-number-of-sips lacing. Sadly, Iíve now come to the point where I stop being impressed.
Very mild roasted grain in the aroma. A little bit of coffee in the flavor, but not much. Exceptionally mild taste, it isnít even going to frighten away the beer novice. Thin body, not much character. This one proves that dark beers arenít always bold, potent, or bitter.