beastiefan2k (2079) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler @ brewpub. Pours with a thick murky head that just wont go away, khaki colored. Aroma is roast and a hint of sweet prune. Taste has just the right amount of sweet prune mixed with light roast and coffee. Very easy drinking with a lightly ashy aftertaste.
gws57 (1257) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Hays, Kansas. Cloudy, dark brown pour with a thick tan head, a sweet milky coffee nose, flavor is maple, brown sugar, coffee, bitter chocolate, and scotch. Incredible.
BlackDonald (1127) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty solid stout. Roasted coffee nose, with some hints of caramel and chocolate, even a light hint of dark fruits. Smooth on the palate, with some notes of burnt cocoa here and there, some light hop bitterness plays through in the finish. Nice.
skoisirius (1135) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite of the lot of 8. Great roasty toasty aroma, bits of dark cocoa and burnt business. Color is a darker brown, see through on the edges. Dark malt, toasted malt, and burnt chocolate make up the flavor, all while somehow keeping a nice sweet malt profile as well. Oats are definitely present through and LINGER through the finish. Well done.
topherh (1857) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate. Taste was roasted coffee and a little hops in the finish. Very smooth from the oats I assume.
csbosox (1204) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 Old rating On tap at brewpub, probably in March ’06. Dark brown, nearly black color. Roasted barley and oatmeal aroma, some 70% chocolate. Roasty, somewhat sweet taste. Nice, thick & chewy, mouthfeel. Some bitterness at the end and a touch of earthy hops flavor. Roasty lingering finish.
This rating is from March ’08. On tap as well, didn’t remember I had rated it. Roasty nose, light caramel & coffee. Nice mouthfeel, very oily. Roast, chocolate, coffee, and light earthy notes.
The palate was scored as a 4 on this rating (was originally scored a 3), so I will let my new score reflect that.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Parkville Microbrew Festival. Pours black with a dark beige head. Has a nice mild coffee-roasted aroma. Some great rich chocolate is in there as well. This is a FANTASTIC flavored stout- very milky with a big hopped-up finish. I’m loving all the beers from this new brewer! A stout this good is worth traveling to the middle of nowhere.
PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark hazy brown color. Sweet caramel-molasses nose, with layers of freshly baked chocolate cake and coconut (german chocolate cake?). Flavor is mainly caramel-molasses, and a touch sugary/syrupy with a near cloying finish.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Gella’s, Hays KS: Very dead pour without the slightest hint of a head; fairly roasty and astringent, some notible hoppiness; fairly dead palate. Not very impressive.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Pours very dark brown (nearly opaque brown - which is unsual since most opaque stouts look more black than brown...) with a tan head. The aroma is similar to the english porter: burnt toast, bitter cocoa. The roasted flavors may be a little stronger - perhaps hints of cold/weak coffee. The hops are detectable. The mouthfeel is quite nice (no doubt thanks to the oatmeal). Possibly one of the best efforts at this institution.