mmmbeer (1153) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 oz. sample on 5-20-12 (Flight 1)- hearty coffee and charred malt on the nose, solid black color. Hits the mouth with a deep and wide body, malt was burnt to hell but it loved every minute of it, some very light sweetness in the middle, finish is bittering and stingingly acidic. Loved this one.
Silphium (2969) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Jamesport, Ludington. Deep, nearly opaque red-brown body, medium tight tan head. Dry, roasty nose with coffee and hints of dark chocolate. The body follows the nose, with emphasis on roasted coffee beans, light woodiness, and very little sweetness. Tasty.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick chocolatey head. Aroma of roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt with less chocolate. Palate is a little too sweet and wearing. Just ok for me.
holdenn (2023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the restaurant last January. Pours a dark black with a beige brown thin head. Light aromas of roasted malts. Burnt chocolate roasted malt flavors that are slightly watery. Finishing with dry chocolate and a touch of heat.
Hudspart (537) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of a sampler at the restaurant. I note that I had a cold when I visited and could not get a great sample of the aroma of the beers that I sampled. Very black color with almost no aroma (see above). Very bland for a stout.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2007 Total Score: 3
Part of a sampler at the restaurant. I note that I had a cold when I visited and could not get a great sample of the aroma of the beers that I sampled. Very black color with almost no aroma (see above). Hint of coffee taste. So-so stout.
gws57 (1257) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on draught as part of the sampler at the brewpub in Ludington, Michigan. Opaque black pour with a thick, light brown head, lots of soy sauce and chocolate in the nose, followed up with bitter coffee, cherries and more soy sauce. Very strong finish. Good stout.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served with nitrogen. Black pour with ruby highlights and a medium creamy light brown head. Weak aroma of roasted malt. Mild flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. The body is light with a creamy texture provided mostly by the nitrogen and soft carbonation.
hezron (606) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasted barley aroma but not super complex aroma. Chocolate and roasty barley and oats in the flavor. The coffee roastiness grows as you drink. Though the temp is a little cold it is still really flavorful. Dark black with a diminishing off-white head and good lacing. Medium to thin body, good dry finish.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very creamy and delicious. Large nose of chocolate and roasted goodness, with a teriffic dry finish. This was my favorite at the brew pub.
Tmoney99 (8768) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brew pub. Dark coffee color with medium creamy tan head. Aroma is muted like a irish stout with roasted malt and sweet tone. The flavor was the same with a medium body and medium finish. Good version of a dry stout