DrnkMcDermott (2898) - 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 donít pasteurize their beer, thatís 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?
Austin_Ripper (47) - 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 donít taste the slight vanilla I can smell. A bit watery... I would like it more if it didnít 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 (246) - 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.
Ed5388 (2515) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Pizz5116. Pours black with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of sweet cocoa, roasted malts, and vanilla extract. Taste is really watered down. Roasted malt, watered down coffee, cardboard, hints of vanilla. Aroma was nice, but overall this was pretty flavorless. Meh
barn0216 (501) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium dark brown, clear when held to the light. Light roasty chocolate aroma. Milk chocolate and tobacco flavor. Lightly bitter, medium to light body.
SotallyTober (89) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. has a nice roasted malt and chocolate aroma. flavors of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and slight earthy notes. medium body that was a little watery on the palate. average overall.
beernbourbon (1380) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pour is near black with a creamy tan head. Aroma and flavors are roasted malt, light chocolate and a touch of coffee. Not mind blowing but certainly very solid. Clean.
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottlepoured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt and light vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa and roasted malt with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
Capa (2262) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oily black pour. Roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa powder in the aroma. Medium thick body. Flavor is roasted, chocolate, tobacco, sweet oats. Decent stout.
HuskerTan (748) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Black licorice, tobacco, coffee, roasty, cocoa.
A- Black color, dark liquid, brown head.
T- Roasty, cocoa, anise, tobacco, coffee, malty.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- This was a pleasant surprise. Didnít expect much but got a lot. Nice rich and deep flavors with anise and tobacco seeming to come through the most on the nose and a complex taste. Enjoyed this one well enough.
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin tan head; aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a little bit of oats with malt; taste is mostly bittersweet chocolate with some coffee and malt; has a dry finish; pretty good