tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Tap @ Liberty: Nearly black, some dark brown & ruby highlights at the edges; tan, fine-bubbled head perched nicely on top leaving spots of lacing on its way down. Aroma is very roasted, thick, malty - very robust. Light cocoa powder, faint fudge, a hint of milky sweetness, & even a very timid saltiness in the very back. Light hop presence, lending some herbal notes to the profile. Taste is heavily malty with a nice, smooth bitterness up front; burnt coffee beans, unsweet cocoa dust & cocoa nibs, aggressive roast.... More on the bitter-roasty side than the aroma would lead you to believe. Not much of that creamy sweetness I was getting. Lasting, spent coffee ground mouth coating in the aftertaste. Nice stout! I typically enjoy the roasted/bitter stouts more than most, so this was a pretty nice brew on all accounts.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle. Aroma of ash and chocolate syrup. Flavor of molasses, caramel, ash, nuts. A bit thin on flavor and mouthfeel. Not bad flavor though. It works.
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Detroit Zoo Brew! Enjoyed on September 26. The pour is a nice dark brown, almost black, with a off white medium head that fallc down to a ring. The aroma is incredibly roasty. There is a strong chocolate presence and a lot of malt throughout the nose. The flavor is just as youíd expect. A lot of roast, some bitterness as if there is a little coffee there, and some strong cocoa. The malts are probably more powerful than any stout Iíve had in a while. The mouth feel is definitely thin, The carbonation does a nice job helping it feel more velvety than it should. The aftertaste is dry and lingeringly bitter, like a cross of roasted malt and spent coffee.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors rich chocolate, dry roasted malts, and a little bit of earthy bitterness. Nothing crazy but this is a solid tasting stout.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks riversideak! dry mineral aroma, jet black, strong tan head. little mushroom earthiness up front, grows in dark roasty body, finishes aggressive and intense. great weight, chewy.
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewery, dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Roasty and dark chocolate aroma. Taste has a little sweetness touch with the dark chocolate roast. Good stuff!
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a fluffy dark tan head. Aroma is very rich and creamy with lots of roasted character, coffee, cocoa. Flavor is also quite roasty and creamy with notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of dark fruit. Roasty finish with a touch of bitter hops. Excellent job!
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice coconut style flavor was interesting. Roasted, vanilla, cocoa and marshmallow. Nice dark color.tap
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft at the brewpub. Finally! A craft stout thatís *not* on a nitro tap! Pleasnt aroma of roasted barley, some malt sweetness and a nice green cascade-like hops bitterness. Not strictly citrus and pine, so it must be a combination of hops but itís very balanced. Light tan head with some nice sticky lacing stuck to the glass as its smooth medium-full body works its way empty (perhaps time for another?). Plenty of roast and charred wood in the finish and leaves a savory and slightly smoky taste on the palate. Quite a nice stout, hopefully something Liberty produces regularly.
bwa5879 (899) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very explosive opening, overflowing beige head. Once cleaned up it settled to a dark brown to black. Cottony aroma of floral hops and smokey campfire malt. Fairly low carbonation, really foamy yet thin watery mouthfeel, finishes a little smokey but mostly clean. Bitter licorice and campfire roast flavor, burned smoked meat taste too. Thin flavor reminds me more of a porter. Too much carbonation, flavor is okay but everything else is flawed.