Nsanders (636) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap at brewery. Deep brown with a big creamy tan head. Chocolate milk, almonds, oatmeal, tobacco and a little metal. Tastes sweet with a light tobacco bitterness. Body is creamy.
johnnymusky (428) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tasted like a porter stout mix....smooth sweet and very easy drinking...coffee chocolate and anise....(#414)
jkwalking05 (4080) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at Red Cow. Black with a decent dense tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts and light chocolate. Taste is the same.
commonshawn (513) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at brewery on nitro in bumped pint glass with commonmac. Dark with smooth thick tan head. Sweet and roasted nose. Chocolate coffee aromas. Very roasty and warming. Some toffee spice and good amount of coffee. Very soft and creamy mouthfeel. Finish is bitter. Decent, but wouldn’t take the leap with this one.
deyholla (7449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at New Bohemia. Pours black with an off white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains with roasted malts and a hint of peat supporting. Flavor combines peat, roasted malts and sweet dark grains making it a bit muddled.
mag_burk90 (14) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @New Bohemia in Minneapolis. Dark pour, lovely chocolate milk notes complimented by roast on the finish. Delish, and only 4.8%!
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islay (1355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Small pour, on draft at Winterfest 2014 in St. Paul, MN. Consumed on 1-31-14. Pours a medium to dark brown. Weak, roasted malt smell. Much dryer than I expected in the flavor. Smoky. Low in aroma and flavor. Too light to impress. Not actively offensive, but easily the most boring beer I consumed at the festival (although, in fairness, it probably had the lowest ABV), and ultimately my lowest rated from the event. Oh well, it’s hard to stand out in such a bland style category. I know Northgate wants to brew session ales, but it is going to have to go bigger if it wants to make a dent in the Twin Cities beer scene (apparently it is indeed starting to do so). I am frankly shocked by the good reviews that this beer has been getting simply because it is just so bland.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at APN. Pours black, creamy tan head. Sweet, lots of roasted malts. Sessionable, easy to drink. Solid.
Bacterial (1878) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at All Pints North. Black pour, tan head. Sweet and malty but not a ton of character. Easy to drink.
Nuffield (3735) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark head--quite intriguing. The initial sense of it is affected by a very airy body; not quite nitro but still fluffy. That settles down and improves it some. Smokey, roasted flavors with a moderate sweetness, like a coffee with cream and sugar. Decently balanced. (on tap at Saffron, Minneapolis)