argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Medium tan head with cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, bittersweet chocolate, light cream. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some coffee bitter, light milk chocolate. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Great Waters. Black appearance with a small dark brown head. Roasted dark chocolate and oatmeal malty nose. Creamy, lightly carbonated, dark oatmeal, roasty flavor. resin,
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with nice foamy tan head, on cask. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is nice and rich, big notes of roasted and nuts combine with chocolate and coffee to make a nice creamy brew.
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Dark brown / black pour with a foamy brown head. Mild nose of nut, milk chocolate, and lactose. No carbonation (cask). Very smooth and easy drinking. Taste is similar to aroma, not huge flavors, but pleasant.
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at the brewpub in downtown St. Paul. Dark black mocha, thick, creamy mocha colored head with sticky lacing. Aroma has hints of coffee and dark baker’s chocolate. Very earthy and flavorful. Good bitter background with prominent coffee and chocolate up front. Mouthfeel, thick and creamy, some good oiliness that feels just right. Cold and rainy night - wife describes this stout as "the beer equivalent of comfort food".
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a medium head. Outstanding aroma of port and sherry with a bit of coffee on the end. Oh man... the port turns very sweet in the taste and is just outstanding. Choclated laced malt shines through as well. It’s a bit on the watery side, but I’m willing to overlook that. A fairly light stout that I’d drink pint after pint of. Outstanding.
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A respectable oatmeal stout. Black. Some smoke in the aroma; a standard oatmeal stout scent. Flavor is a little bitter, some more smoke. Very light chocolate and some coffee. More of a dry stout than a sweet stout.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On handpump at the brewpub on 05/31/2009. Very dark black body with a medium frothy tan head. Roast, chocolate and light molassas aroma. Chocolate flavor with roast, molassas and a bit of yeastiness. Medium body with low carbonation.
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of coffee, milk, and roasted malts--a classic oatmeal stout with residual sweetness. 96% opaque, dark brown. Roasted, vanilla, coffee flavors, very solid. Not too thin but oily quick in the mouth; still, smooth. Nice, bold. (handpulled cask at brewpub)
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
an excellent black body with foamy brown head nice anise chocolate coffee body smoother than hell. Nice dark roasted malt aroma.