tfratzke (69) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deemed a stout, seems more like a porter. Chocolate and coffee on the nose. Chocolate, roasted coffee flavor. Seems a little thin for a stout. Still good.
akoeninger (561) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can into glass. Dark with tan head. Roasty sweet Aroma and taste. Cocoa coffee. Creamy medium body finish.
Nsanders (766) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can. Black with a light brown head. Roasted malt, light roasted coffee, molasses, plum and light earthiness. Taste is moderately sweet with a coffee/earthy finish. Body is medium with a cola feel.
AWISLguy (1827) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can from Ray’s in Tosa. Root beer colored pour with a tan head leaving streaky lace. Aroma has chocolate, some roast and some caramel. Taste is huge caramel with light cocoa. Medium to full bodied with little alcohol presence. Finishes sweet with light bitterness in the end. Nose was better than the taste, unfortunately, as the promise of the roasty chocolate faded.13.4
Atom (1821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can pours a dark brown/black with slight Amber highlights and a medium tan head. Aroma of mellow coffee and roasted malts, with chocolate. Taste of dry roasted malts, bitter bakers chocolate, with some light hops on the finish. Decent and enjoyable.
Stine (1663) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sienna brown, very dark, with a thin lining of beige foam. Toasted graham cracker, prune, cocoa powder aroma, with a bit of oxidized coffee. There is warmth and depth, though the vague sourness of black malts is distracting, along with a pinch of butter. Malt forward, balanced flavor, quieter on roast and rough character and more toward delicate, tempered sweetness; cookie dough, red fruits, caramel. Soapy, astringent black malts are not entirely absent, and again, quite distracting. Thin but textured mouthfeel, stylistically appropriate. Quiet, bakers chocolate and bread crust finish. Though not suited to my taste, this is definitely a good effort.
islay (1542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can, consumed on 1-11-15. Pours dark brown with a moderate to large amount of taupe/tan head. Produces good lacing. Malty aroma features scents of dark chocolate and rich, dark chocolate cake. Charred, malty taste. Quite nice flavor. Tastes like overcooked pie crust. Really nice, likable flavor. Good, charred aftertaste. Light body. Soft and smooth in the palate. Insubstantial palate effects. Overall, this is a darn good stout, especially given that it is fairly low in alcohol content.
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark thin pour black pour. Big earthy chocolate aroma. Initial taste was lots of bitter and lots of roasted malt. Almost too toasty, as in almost tastes burnt. Still, was a decent beer.
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours black with a chocolate brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice roasted malt and dark grain note with a bit of semi-dark chocolate underlying. Flavor has lots of bitter dark grains with a growing roasted malt note and a good amount of bitter dark chocolate.
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - Pours black with a filmy tan head. Nose is ashy, dry dark malt with hints of chocolate. Same taste up front--real dry and ashy. Stay dry through the finish, as that chocolate peeks through again. Thin and watery, with mellow carbonation. Just ok.
arnold931 (885) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours black with tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar. Okay stout.