badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 Another glorious Michigan growler from CharlesDarwin! Huzzah! Black color with a very thin head. Mmmm... big coffee and roasted malts in the aroma. Woah! If they were milling for my nose, they amassed an army to fight my tastebuds! The coffee turns to espresso roasts in the flavor and heavily roasted malt borders on burnt without actually going there. A little smoke and wood, but that’s probably leftover from the malts. A damn fine stout. I just wish I didn’t have to share with my friends... 8/4/8/4/17
Re-rating, June 15, 2011. Yeah, this has changed. Black color with a small head. Light coffee aroma. Dark chocolate flavor. Chalky feel. A bit of molasses after warming.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black tar pour with a deep rich frothy brown head, slightly diminished. Rich meaty savory aromas. EXTREMELY toasty flavors full of coffee, chocolate, burnt cherries and sweet pipe tobacco. Finishes dry, but smooth with a touch of hazlenuts. An extremely rich and astounding brew.