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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Corrinado711 (80) - - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with thin Tan head. Aroma of lactose, roasted malt, chocolate and bread. Taste is chocolate and malt at first with a surprising hoppy finish. Starts like a stout, finished like an ale with a light booze aftertaste . Nice balance though, Mouthfeel is light to medium.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Draft. Black pour with an moderate frothy light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Solid sweet chocolate toasted malt flavor with a smooth sweet finish of moderate duration. Soild stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1492) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a sold dark, near black, with hints of mahogany red at the edge. Pillows of head form; off-white and persistent.. Initially at 2.5 inches., but settling to 1/8 inch. The nose suggests dark-roasted malts, cooked milk, and chocolate. Medium body, with nice lingering, although the body is lighter than expected for a stout. The palate suggests cacao nibs, malt and distinct bitter notes, with a very pleasant lingering. Belgian lace did form. Carbonation is pleasant and the ABV is not noticeable. Very pleasant and appealing, but not noticeably unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2010
5th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky brown body, thin/medium cream head. Very light aroma with roasted malts and carob. Body of burnt brown sugars, toffee, and licorice. Sharply carbonated. Not bad, but go for the Imperial Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2014
A decent stout, with a distinct flavor has something different to give it a bite of bitter along with some sweet malts

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrSilverworm (6010) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Bottled 2/05/14. Pitch black color. Pours with an overly big fizzing light brown head, most of which stays put. One of those beers where you have to wait for the head to die down before being able to pour the rest of the bottle. Medium body. Kind of rough, stronger carbonation, with a soft texture. Kind of thin mouthfeel overall. Takes awhile for the carbonation to die down, and as it does, this becomes more drinkable and it becomes easier to taste the flavor, though the rough edge never fades.. Some dark chocolate, cocoa, metallic. Light dark fruit. Moderate bitter, kind of tingly light tart taste. Tastes like an off bottle. Not awful, but difficult to drink. Did not finish. Looks like all the tap entries had glowing reviews. Myself and the other guy who rated a bottle seem to be drinking a much different beer than what is on tap.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bwa5879 (611) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2014
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.


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