jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro. Cascading light brown head -black. A-roast/molasses/anise-dark malt bitter. T-roasty/cocoa-dark malt, lactose, some earthy hops
heemer77 (5138) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I purchased a growler of this for a tasting at csbosox house. This poured black with a thin white head. The aroma was chocolate and coffee with some grass. The taste was toasted coffee with some anise. This was watery with a paper like finish. Some potential, but they need to take it off nitro.
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep almost black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel and honey roasted nuts. Flavor of milk chocolate milkshake, touch of caramel.
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Comes almost black with a nice thick tan head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, and a touch of hops. Rich and creamy. Nice.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Jon for convincing his family to bring this from Kansas. Dark black body with a small creamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Sweet creamy chocolate and roasted malt flavor.
theisti (3349) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 4 oz taster at the brewpub. Pour is all black with a well formed and retentive tan nitro head. Aroma of slightly sour malt and some coffee roast. Taste is coffee roastiness, some mild vanilla sweetness and milkiness. Palate seems a bit flat, that’s probably the nitro. This was decent, though.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sickeningly sticky beer. An incredible amount of caramel and butter in what should be a beer dominated by its chocolate or coffee roastiness. I had trouble finishing it.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to say this was a pretty tasty stout. Strong roasted coffee aroma, with some chicory, and perhaps a bit of licorice. Just bitter enough and not overly dry on the palate, with some nice coffee and chocolate flavors.
beastiefan2k (2647) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer every time I have visited the brewpub and its never been off, which is something very special for this brewery. Looks great off nitro, adds a thickness to the mouthfeel I don’t get much from their other beer. Plenty of roast a unsweetened cocoa and all very drinkable. If you only get one beer here make it this one.
PhillyBeer2112 (2580) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, I have mixed feelings about this beer. First of all - I can see this as highly comparable to the now ’obsolete in the US’ Guinness Extra Stout. This is a strong, heavy bitter stout with some noticeable malt sweetness up front, roasted flavors all over, and a serious bitter finish. Very dark and opaque, showing red-brown at the edges. Rich malty and roasty aroma. Here’s the drawback: this beer is nitro’d and sits in the glass, and in the mouth, rather flat and lifeless. With natural carbonation (or even real CO2 rather than N), this would become a lively thick champion of a stout, and a viable alternative to the good old bottle-conditioned Irish brewed Guinness we can’t get anymore in the US. Btw: 2 pints of this stuff put me right to sleep!