DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 Bottle. I emailed the brewery and they suggested the off taste came from the fact that I had an 8-month old bottle; since they don’t pasteurize their beer, that’s past its prime. I will definietly buy more fresh beer and revise my rating at a future date. Starts out really nice. Beautiful roast coffee smell when opened. Pours a deep black body under a thin tan head. Taste is very roasty, too, but I also get the big sour orange taste other raters mentioned, followed by a punch of Coca-cola. Taste does settle out to a nice creamy oatmeal stout, but the sour cola gets in the way. How could they got such a taste with a lager yeast?
AirForceHops (5859) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Iowa Taproom, De Monies. 3-16-2016,from notes. Raven feather black color, no head when it arrived at the table. The aroma is bitter chocolate, some grain and chocolate notes. The flavor is bitter chocolate, weak roast and a bit of sugar. Nice dry finish with a somewhat smooth mouthfeel. This breweries standard stout offering. Really weak in the body category. Not bad just very ordinary.
DuchessOfIowa (156) - Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Rich opaque black hue breaking mahogany on the edges. Thin white head that has minimal lacing. Nice chocolate aroma and taste that has a nice amount of sweetness. Mild earthiness and hazelnut in the finish. Mouthfeel has a silly texture. Very good.
rustbucket0873 (369) - Krikville, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with very tan to brown head that quickly dissipates. The aroma, caramel, sour, coffe, and small amounts of roast. The flavor is caramel and sweet up feont followed by roasty, coffee, and some chocolate. Leaves a sour or astringent flavor at the end. Body is a but sweet and thick. Overall think if it had more flavors up front.
Itzjerm (2158) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance and aroma are perfect. Malt with some astringent off flavors. Light Carmel. Tangy.
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ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with a medium tan head. Mouthfeel is a bit watery for me, but its got a lot of nice chocolatey sweetness.
Travlr (20269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan, jbuskirk and I missed out on Millstream beers around Omaha, so it was a nice surprise to see them at the Wohlner’s attached to my hotel. Bottle. Clear deep brown color, tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and light coffee. Taste has light roast and cocoa. OK.
ozzy70 (565) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. bottle into pint glass. Pours dark brown with fizzy light brown head. Aroma, bread and light coffee. Slightly sweet with coffee flavor taste.
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, coffee and grain. Taste is coffee, chocolate and toffee.
Austin_Ripper (66) - Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like coffee and a tiny bit of vanilla. Black in color, with a small tan head that is gone in about a minute. Taste is coffee and roasted malts, I personaly don’t taste the slight vanilla I can smell. A bit watery... I would like it more if it didn’t have that slight watered down taste, and the vanilla was stronger. Pleasantly surprised considering I only picked it up since it was a Iowa brew.
floydslip (326) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark cola colored beer with a thin beige head that disappears almost immediately. Rich nose of nuts, cocoa, and vanilla bean. The flavor starts with some roasted grain and charred brown sugar followed by some lighter flavors of vanilla, cream, and almonds. The body is pretty thin for a stout and lacks viscosity and mouth feel. Decent flavor, but overall a little lacking.