mcberko (8723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, bonus’d to me by ekoerper (thanks Ed), pours black with a small, foamy, dull beige head. Aroma is very mellow, with drip coffee being the only real discernible note. Flavour is likewise quite mellow, with notes of coffee upfront, a touch of roast and a bit of chocolate to end out the palate. Medium-bodied, with pretty subtle flavours, but pretty impressive for being sub-5%. Solid, albeit unspectacular stout.
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black aroma of roasted barley and dark tan one finger head. Taste a ton like coffee and pretty good malt complexity.
djd07 (5386) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is roast and chocolate. Medium mouth, sweet roast, milk chocolate, light dryness, very good.
tmoreau (2829) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottles poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown hue, with a finger’s width of fairly lasting, tan head foam, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was roasted, with grain & malt, and subtle hints of treacle & dark licorice. Medium+ bodied, the taste began with some pleasant creaminess to the mouthfeel, then coffee, a little smoke & char, and moderate earthy & roasted bitterness that worked well with a lively carbonation. Thanks Jeff for the tasty share!
jtclockwork (10443) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, cocoa, toasted dark malt. Lighter medium body. Mild roast.
slowrunner77 (6729) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"definitely smells and tasted like a dry irish underneath - the thin body being the only drawback of this otherwise very good brew. I was hoping for a BIGGER beer, but the plethora of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate flavors was nice. Maybe a touch of clove in the aroma too? Good, not great."
Bulk_Carrier (2579) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. Thanx Greg.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color. Thin quarter white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than forty five seconds.
Lacing, yeah, I guess that was there, uh...kinda and in a messy sort of way (why the hell is every beer I’m having tonight has a messy sort of lacing?), sorry for the stupid disclaimer.
The smell had a full roasted coffee bean conglomerated aspect of leading to a light dark chocolate and then a light milk chocolate. Both seem to stay subdued enough to not overdo anything whatsoever.
The taste was roasty and sweet with a super nice bittering coffee underneath.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body. The carbonation was there, but honestly not bad for the style and for me. There’s a light harshness that allows a light creaminess to pervade lightly on through and onto my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a good American Stout that I would have again if I could get it. I’m glad I had the opportunity to try it and am slightly jealous of the state of Wisconsin to have this on a regular basis.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a light tan head. Aroma is big coffee with notes of cocoa and roasted malts. Flavor is fairly robust for a low abv stout. Lots of coffee and roasted notes coming through. Very easy to drink but with plenty of flavor too. Nice stout.
tvail4 (17) - - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black, clear, frothy, white foam, coffee, medium bitterness, soft carbonation, astringent, bitter, medium body,
Nero55 (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark black with thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and light roasted barley. Light body, light coffee, dark chocolate, and malt. One of the better coffee stouts I’ve had.
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with a large, light brown head.
Coffee, cream, chocolate aroma.
Taste is nicely roasted coffee, cream, milk, chocolate malt.
A lot of flavour packed into this relatively light beer....
An excellent, everyday drinking stout.