Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown pour, small tan head. Not offensive, but nothing of great character. I would distinguish this as a stout for non-stout drinkers. A palatable beer suited for a quick thirst quencher on a hot day. Tastes like a decent stout that was mixed 50/50 with water. Again, not offensive.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Chuck for this. Pours to a black body with a thin, white, instantly disapating head. Looks more like ink than beer without the head. The aroma is tons of brown sugared chocolate banana oatmeal brownies. So-so, perhaps a touch of burnt aroma too. This beer tastes like muddy chocolate, wet cardboard, cheap brownies. Not too appetizing. Perhaps I’m just not in the mood for this one or the quality has gotten bad? Palate is very light and watery for a stout. There’s also a lingering burntness.
jbuzz (811) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full big head, Great dark color mild and smooth with a banana aftertaste. Nothing out of this world but an OK stout.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
As 56 Oatmeal Stout. A clear brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweetish slightly off chocolate, with light cheesey notes. In mouth, a light smooth chocolate with some light acidic points, a tad unpleasant. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fruity, weak in body. Caramel flavors, not too strong. I haven’t been having luck with this style lately.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2006 pours black with a very thin orange head. roasted aroma. bland slightly bitter taste.this is very disapointing.coffee taste is barely noticeable. does have a creamy quality but i’ve had better
5 2 5 2 8=2.2
Bottle, fizzy black beer, the head fizzed brown for a second like an alka seltzer gone bad and then there was nothing, not a single bubble remained 3 seconds after pouring this. Looks like coke in my glass. Roasty biscuit nose. Light watery coffee flavor lingering burnt toast flavor in the finish. Very thin and a bit too much bitterness for my tastes in this.
Ap-2 ar-5 tas-4 pal-2 ov-8=2.1
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Somewhat yeastly banana smell with some mixed tar notes in there as well. Chocolate aromas. Musty. Mostly opaque dark brown with a fizzy quickly dissipating head...dont remember what color it was because it was gone before I knew it. Start is sweet, rubbery and then an oily body. Slightly watery in the finish. Roastiness in the finish, though. I dont like this. Doesnt "click". The body is funky, and it looks funky, and the beer cannot make up its mind. Cardboardy.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Very astringent metallic taste. Taste is like sucking on a penny. None of the descritions bellow describe this tatse, so maybe my bottle is bad. If it is, I will rerate. If it isn’t-avoid this stuff like the plague.
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head.
S: Smells...bad. Like prunes and roast. Slight acidity to the nose with some acrid roast and coffee notes. There is some good sweetness of toffee and caramel, however.
T: What a terrible flavor. Watery and vegetal with an astringency to it and a weak coffee flavor in the background. Not any chocolate to speak of, almost no sweetness is present either.
M: Thin and watery on the tongue with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Watery and awful in flavor, not a good combination.