FlandersNed (369) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown hue with a low, tan head. Yet another infected beer in the myriad miscellaneous Hideout bomber bottles: Acrid coffee bitterness, with a hint of hazelnut and even more of a light lactic sour note - far from a sweet stout...Why?? Kept cool and dark since buying not too long ago.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was released fairly recently. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, light vanilla/cream, light smoke/char, herbal, floral, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, moderate coffee, and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, light vanilla/cream, light smoke/char, herbal, floral, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, moderate coffee, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good English style coffee stout. All around good robustness, compelxity, and balance of roast/bready malt, moderate coffee, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is strong, dark roast coffee with a good amount of hazelnut too. Tastes like bitter, burnt dark roast coffee mostly. Just a hint of hazelnut comes through. Don’t get any sweetness. Meh.
gregwilsonstl (1557) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really creamy. Dark black. Some coffee. Awesome hazelnut flavor. Nitro is a nice touch.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source. Pours a dark brown with a creamy mocha head. Had the Nitro version. Lots of hazelnuts in the aroma. Some coffee. Slight road. Fairly dry. nice beer.
darb85 (178) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Awesome smell. Very much hazelnut lead with sweet milk finish Ann’s bitter coffee at the end good once. A bit much
Campy877 (184) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bostons in Fenton, MI. Pouts almost black with a very thick, light tan head. Head is very creamy. Aroma of coffee and hazelnut. Taste is the same. Stout but almost like a porter in heaviness. Quite good.
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TThumper89 (18) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours brown with an off-white head. Milk cocoa and hazelnut in the aroma. Flavor is similar, but mixes a significant amount of coffee flavor in. Really nice and well-made, though a lighter stout. Very good beer! Try again.
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Mark_Eck (1273) - - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Hideout. Pours black. Aroma and taste are hazelnuts with light coffee and roasted malts hints.
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow really good flavor, not to much good delivery with coffee notes, another great Michigan brew