tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apr 25, tap @ The Grest Lakes, Cleveland. Thin body, very nice stouty aroma and flavor, thin palate. Finishes tart malty.
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. clean, crisp. roasted coffee, milk chocolate. nice body. tasty. refreshing. sessionable. great beer.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown in color with a head that gathers around the edges. The aroma is dulled a bit, but I can sense some roasted barley, oats, and chocalate malt. Very smooth and creamy with a short finish. Dry roasted barley flavor balanced by dark chocolate and touch of espresso. Dry finish. Nice, granted I’m finding it hard to drink stouts on 90 degree summer days.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice, but light. More like a Baltic Porter to me than a sweet stout. I didn’t get a lot of those sweet, full milk sugar notes (maltose, lactose, etc) that I associate with this style. Way less chocolate-milk-y than I thought. However, the beer was quite roasty, light and dry. I liked it, it just wasn’t what I was expecting and frankly not as advertised. Body was a red-black, head was decent, aroma was very faint, and flavor as described above.
Not bad, just not terrific. I had this on-site at GLBC in Cleveland.
JaBier (5011) - 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 (11093) - 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 (1036) - 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.