dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with thin tan head, lots of lacing. Aroma obvious of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, and a bit of caramel. Flavor matches well, very creamy, but has a slight sourness that I wasn’t expecting.... anyway, pretty decent, slightly thin body, but good nonetheless.
kaser (3647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry and chalky taste. Her black with off white foamy head. Vanilla notes. Not bad . Had this poured from draft at the Livery taproom in Benton Harbor.
beastiefan2k (2716) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Lots of strong black patent like aromas but not the bitterness - fumy, debittered ash. Flavor is just a much more watery version. I liked the aroma but the flavor could not hold it up. A bit burnt in the aftertaste. Lower acidity.
TheBear11D (355) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Dixie O'Flynn pours dark brown to black with a thin dark tan head that doesn't last long and is difficult to agitate. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. The flavor is chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla. The beer is quite dry. Overall this is a nice beer.
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b3shine (6215) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; black with light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt and roast. Tastes like it smells with an average (at best) mouthfeel. Too much roast without the body to back it up.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Berkley Front. Pours near black with thick dark mocha head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and some caramel. Flavors of nice roasted malts, some dark chocolate, light caramel, and a bit of coffee. Finishes dry and roasty. Pretty solid.
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Shark Club. Poured a dark brown with a small sized off white head. Roasty, some earthy, coffee, dark chocolate, and a trace of smoke. Somewhat oily body.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft after RBSG 10. Pours a cream black with ruby at the edges and a deep tan head. Nose is mild roast and cocoa with a faint earthy hop note. Roast is subdued. On taste, mild bitterness and a nice balance between creaminess and roasty notes. Pretty standard Dry Stout, but not too shabby.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro-tap at the Livery.
Pours a deep black but has only the tiniest of a mocha head. Odd for a nitro pour, especially as it wouldn’t hold anything after a few swirls. Oh well. From there, much better. The nose carries a strong roast with a touch of coffee. The flavor brings lots of roast with a nice amount of coffee as well. Good balance between the two. Light body and moderate carbonation. Really well done; a very nice example of the style.
Note: this is now listed as 6.5%.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 05-07-2011
svandyke (96) - USA - APR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Martini’s in Kzoo. A Birthday Tasting. Took much too long to pour (novice barwench?). When it did arrive, it looked lucious with lovely camel/chocolate color. The taste was not overwhelming with notes of roasted malt and a small hint of hops at the finish.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro at the brewery. Opaque deep brown body, medium creamy brown head. Light roasty nose with some char. Dry, chocolaty body, with cocoa powder, char/burnt wood, and leathery, salty notes, picking up some caramel and dark fruit with warmth, quite rich for the style. The lack of woody, acidic astringency is always a plus.