JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 Growler brought back by BeerBelcher. Darkest brown pour with a thick beige head. Creamy and roasty malt aroma with a bit of metal and notes of chocolate. Flavor is also creamy and roasty malt with a chocolate finish. Not bad, but doesn’t live up to their other stouts in terms of body and full flavor.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"A stout that drinks much bigger than it’s abv implies, I enjoyed an imperial pint at the brewpub on a sunny winter afternoon. Roasted malt aroma coupled with mild chocolate. Jet black pour with a huge, creamy head and very nice lacing. Filling and hearty, the body is malty, sweet and creamy. Lots of chocolate and burnt malt flavors with a big nuttiness and very mild hop presence. Close to Young’s Double Chocolate Stout all around, a great pub only offering."
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, poured a dark brown, bordering black with a thin deep tan head. Roasted grain aromas, some chocolate and lots of coffee. Up front roasted barley flavor, that is very pleasant, followed by a very oat-ey aftertaste. The oats give it a nice slick mouthfeel, but overall is a fairly restrainted beer, good, but forgettable.
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz pint at the brewery. Black with a thin head. Nice burnt and roasted malt aroma with a touch of baker’s chocolate. Full roasted grain flavor with a touch of chocolate. Very drinkable. Creamy mouth feel that is on the watery side but all in all adds to the experience. Quite nice.
Tmoney99 (10554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured a black color with a medium off-white creamy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler pours pitch black with a tan head. Has a nice roasty smell with some raosty malts mixed in. Has a light mouthfeel that I wish was a little heavier. The flavors that this beer has is what makes it. It is very chocolatey upfront with a smooth roasted malt flavor on the back side. It has some sweetness mixed in. Overall this is a solid beer that would be a regular in my fridge if they offered it in bottles. This is a great beer.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch black with tan head, flavor is roasty toasty with choc and roasted malt with some sweet oatmeal aspect. very solid and very nice
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub. Black, with a medium head that is smooth a creamy. Slightly burnt malt aroma, with some hops. Mostly burnt malt flavor. A bit sweet, with a light body.
Dogbrick (7907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewpub. GLBC has a couple great Stouts, namely Blackout (esecially the Barrel-Aged) and Wolfhound. Being a Stout-lover and knowing their track record, I was looking forward to their take on the Sweet Stout. While not disappointed, the beer does fall just a bit short. The beer pours black as pitch with a thick and foamy light tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate. Creamy with a medium body and roasted character. Flavors of coffee, malt and chocolate are tasty but don’t resonate long enough. The finish is dry with a mild bitterness. Good for the style, but I know GLBC could do even better.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As a big fan of the Sam Smiths, I felt underwhelmed with this brew. It’s only available on tap at the moment. There’s a good roast to it but a bit too much carbonation. There’s oats and coffee and a dry finish. It can be tweaked I believe and then it will be absoltely amazing.