BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ brewery. Dark mahogany bordering black pour with a small latte pour. Aroma of Starbucks and Hershey with a strong hop presence that works its way through every aspect of the beer. Flavor is heavy hopped and roasty with dark malt, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee present. Medium to creamy mouthfeel.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a growler of this last week. Pours near black with tan head. Nose is roasty with chocolate, pine, and some citrus. Flavor is roasted malts, piney hops, bit of citrus, chocolate, and some raisins. Body is a little thin but this was very drinkable and the best of all the Haymarket beers I have had.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Sampler at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown color with a nice looking brown cap of head. The nose includes heavy roasted notes, mild vanilla and espresso. The taste is of dark chocolate, coffee grounds, figs, anise and a dry hoppy finish. Noticeable alcohol. It was a tad on the thin side. Not too bad overall though.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 Black with decent, creamy, tan head / Nose of dark roast barley / Medium body, acidic and thin, with very bitter, weak, finish / Flavors of burnt coffee and barley, with hint of lemon / Not being a brewer, would speculate that it is over roasted to the point of excessive acidity and bitterness, much like can happen with coffee.
hombrepalo (1714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour @ the brew pub. Deep dark black color. brown head. smells of cocoa, nuts and cofffee. great on the palate. abv is not present. nice double stout.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had two of these at the pub. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, pine, citrus aroma. Chocolate and coffee in the flavor along with the pine and citrus. Well done.
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours very dark brown with a chocolate milk head; terrific lacing coating the sides. Aroma has bakers chocolate and coffee with some dark fruit. Taste brings bitterweet chocolate, roasted malts, expresso. Perhaps a bit thin for a stout. Finishes medium and bittersweet. Nice solid stout - alcohol well hidden.
Rando7 (671) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at pub. Dark brown-black with thin tan head and nice lacing. Aroma strong pine and a little roast. Taste again strong pine with caramel and roast. Finish pine hops. Alcohol slightly apparent. Palate kind of watery which seemed to be a problem with all Haymarket beers I had.
The hop/malt balance is not there as the pine overwhelms the stout flavor, but you know, I liked it anyway. I’d drink it again.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flavorful double stout with a nice ringy brown foam on top. Notes of coffee and chocolate, plenty of malt to go around. Some nuttiness in finish.
Markm2151 (279) - toledo, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Tan head that had good retention and lacing. Dark black body. Chocolate caramel aroma. Roasted malt presence, alcohol warmth was definitely noticeable