Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and bitter chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty chocolate finish.
ChrisSc (349) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at brewery
Pours very dark black. Small tan head.
Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Nice nose.
Taste is mildly bitter. Not bad.
Palate is on the thinner side. Rich texture. Short finish.
MNAle (47) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle with no date code (black mark to you, Lake Superior). Very dark / black with a tan, small head. Smokey & sweet malt aroma with a hint of fruit. Very light carbonation, as befits the brewer’s description of this as an English style stout. Smokey roastiness and fruit dominates the initial taste, followed quickly by a sweet maltiness. Smooth and mild, with a slightly subtle bitter aftertaste. This beer is all about the malts. But, then, with no date code, how would I know? The brewer lists no ABV, but it has a bit of a boozy taste, so I would guess it at 6-7% (annoying to not have this information on the label.). Mouth feel is moderate, with a nice creaminess to it. Overall, I enjoyed this beer a lot. Lake Superior: please provide more information on the label (date, ABV, IBU, etc.). The six pack carton advises, "For maximum freshness, keep refrigerated." First, no, don’t drink this at typical American refrigerator temperature. This beer is definitely better at English pub temperatures, maybe 50-55 degrees F at the coolest. Second, the concern by the brewer for freshness is a bit ironic given they do not date code. Regardless of my pseudo-rant, I like this beer and will be buying more from time to time.
gopherfan99 (729) - CROATIA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours dark with a beige head slightly sweet taste of chocolate, oatmeal, and roasted malt, okay stout.
johnnymusky (428) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with minimal head....no lacing.....smell and taste are of oatmeal, chocolate and malt....not too sweet...fantastic tasting beer.
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with almost no head. Light aroma of roasted malts and choclate. Tatse is good, nice malt character with a solid dose of chocolate. Smooth finishing beer, nice offering.
BeerKurve (509) - - JAN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a filmy khaki head and spotty lacing. Aroma of oatmeal, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is a nice mix of oatmeal, malts, roasted barley and chocolate; Roasty aftertaste. Moderate body and carbonation. Pretty good.
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with loads of light tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with something a bit herbal. Taste is light bitter, follows aroma. Light bodied with a creamy but very thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Possibly an old or infected bottle. Something just doesn’t seem right with this one.
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/13/13. 12oz bottle tick thanks to hoffBRO! Deep brown pour, not quite black, with a decent khaki head. Light roasted malts, chocolate, touches of coffee, and a bit of an offness. The flavor follows with roast, chocolate, a bit of fruitiness and acidity. Not overly offensive.
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen? Nice thick aroma, looks dandy, but let down a little on the taste. A bit sweeter than it could be. Not bad enough to pour down the sink though