jlruthven (550) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh, bottled 12/26/2012. Very viscous appearance, nice mocha head. No real lacing or alcohol legs, but a very clean alcohol sheen on the side of the glass. Roasty nose, dark chocolate, and light tartness. Silky mouthfeel, but considerably muted flavors. Cherries coming through on the finish. Odd one. I’m holding on to the other three.
arkurzynski (1522) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clunky black pour. Nose is dark cherries, cocoa powder, licorice, light fig, and faint roast. Flavor is dark chocolate and cocoa with cherry Twizzlers and a twist of vanilla. Ends with a silky roast flavor and trailing cherry skin. A little grit and substance to it. Practically no alcohol presence and extremely drinkable. Had absolutely no expectations on this one and was impressed.
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 When pouring you could tell this was not going to let light in, jet black with a sliver of a brown sugar head. Aroma hits you with cocoa and cherries up front. On the palate you get the cocoa right away and cherries in the middle finishing it off with slight vanilla and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel just gets to the heavy phase with nice low carbonation. Could be a touch smoother but a very stout nonetheless.
beerbaaron (1249) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Inky black. Small tan head that last till the end. Full creamy body. Robust, roasty, cocoa, milk chocolate, subtle vanilla. Slightest coffee finish. Smooth. Excellent
cbfobes (2294) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours pitch black with a nice creamy light brown head, aroma has a nice amount of chocolate with just a hint of the cherries and vanilla, the flavor has some chocolate on the front end with a sweetness of the cherries on the finish, the 11% is pretty well hidden, nice mouthfeel, pretty good stuff.
demmbonz (529) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
3 day old bottle to snifter. Pours thick oily black. Brown head dissipates quickly. Low carbonation. Aroma is some malt and maybe a little chocolate. Flavor is big stout and chocolate up front with the sweet vanilla lingering along with subtle cherry finish. Great beer lakefront. Cheers to 25 more!
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Braise. Poured black with a short-lived, dark brown head. The aroma picked up roasty, fairly generic black malts and cocoa with tangy berry and fresh earthy accents.. tart cherries and warm malts on the back of the nose. The flavor found tart cherries and barrel upfront, with toasty, lightly-smoked black malt, cocoa, and lesser coffee behind.. bright cherry skins and dry-roasted malt on the long finish. Medium-plus bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. very dry and roasty.. good overall, but not great.