hopwine (669) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dried blueberry, fig, dry roasted barley, dark chocolate, espresso bean, very faint vanilla.
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa/chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, hops, and some vanilla; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Very good.
koleminer20 (2414) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a disappointingly thin medium black with a decent light tan head and no real lace sticking around. The aroma is somewhat hoppy. There is a roasty chocolate and a disappointing roast on the back end. There is a light oatiness that brings a breadiness to the table, but it's disappointing. The flavor is slightly less disappointing. There is a roasty chocolate and a light vanilla. The malts come through and take over and it's just not that great. The mouth feel is light and watery with a decently velvety carbonation. The aftertaste is quick fading and oaty malts. This is another disappointment from MBC. I do not understand how they're so highly rated.
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ebone1988 (1322) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is biscuity, roasted malt, dry, light vanilla, chocolate, just light. Appearance is dark brown, light light tan head, thin. Taste is roasted malt, a sweetness I attribute to vanilla, light chocolate, light everything really. Mouthfeel is thin, light carbonation and medium body. Overall, I think Iíll give up on this brewery. Iíll check back for Dinner if I ever get it.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate, vanilla... quite sweet and roasty, with a creamy mouthfeel and medium body.
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 ounce bottle, bottled on 11/10/15, label says to drink within 90 days of stamped born on date. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like roasted malt, vanilla, milk and dark chocolate, and coffee. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some burnt/charred malt and an earthy flavor noticeable. I like the bittersweet roasty finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, glad I got to try a bottle of this. Hope I get to find more of the MBC beers here soon. $6.99 a bottle.
Savage_Night (416) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Head retention is good. AROMA: rich dark malt, freshly roasted coffee, chocolate, spices, roasty, toffee, earthy, raisin, slight coriander, herbal hops, dark dried stone fruit, slight tobacco, smoke, vanilla and slight sweet citrus. TASTE: rich dark malt, freshly roasted coffee, chocolate, spices, roasty, earthy, raisin, slight coriander, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, herbal hop spice, dark dried stone fruit, slight tobacco, smoke, vanilla and slight sweet citrus. AFTER: rich malt, coffee bitterness, herbs and molasses with a medium thick finish
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with minimal tan and speckled red head. Roasty aroma that contains a slightly vinous fragrance. Chocolate and earth notes come through as well. Rich flavors of roasted malts, coffee, and molasses up front. Then, the taste takes a pleasant detour to a woody, sweet blueberry and chocolate essence. Medium-bodied with a velvety smooth finish. Very nicely done, will definitely enjoy again.
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased November 17, 2015 and enjoyed November 18, 2015 in a Hopslam tulip/snifter.
Look - Dark brown body. Finger of light tan head settles to a very thin ring. Blotchy lacing.
Smell - Coffee. Musty hop. Chocolate. Raisin.
Taste - Coffee. Coffee. Dark chocolate. Raisin/plum. Vanilla.
Feel - Gritty. Carbonation is high. Doesnít sit too well.
Overall - This is a complex enough stout to be sought after but doesnít quite live up to the "new Three Floyds in Ohio" hype.
Thechasm442 (759) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle served in a tulip. Black pour with beige head and decent lacing. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, roasted malts and cream. Flavor is coffee with cream, cocoa, roasted barley, and lots of vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel with a slightly dry finish. Excellent.