BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro tap at the brewpub. Very dark pour with a big foamy nitro head. Dry roast nose and taste. A little dry on the finish. Not heavy at all.
DrinkEmUpJones (935) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black color with pillowy tan head. Medium roasted nutty aroma. Good body without being too heavy.
Tmoney99 (8769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture with flat carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable dry stout.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub
Returning to Market Garden after a trip to the West Side Market next door I was ready to check out a number of their beers. Picking just a handful can be tough so I settled on a sampler flight. This dry stout was one of them and nice for the style. While there are better ones out there many come from breweries which have had more than a year to establish themselves.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown body and ivory head play well against each other. Fluid with hints of carbonation, the resulting aroma is a mix of black coffee, licorice, and bakerís chocolate.
Flavor / Palate - Roasted straight black coffee, chestnuts, and hazel tease the senses and warm the tongue. The fluid mouthfeel transitions to a dry finish that tickles the palate. The ash and mild chocolate touches add to a well done and mostly balanced beer. If you are in the area you have to give this one a try.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/29/11. Brown to black pour with a medium tan head. Typical dry stout aroma of roasted malt and a slightly metallic nitro note. Roasty malt flavor with a bit of chocolate.