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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Dark, thick, reamy and slightly sweet, this stout is brewed with Caramel, Chocolate, roasted Black and Briess 2 Row Pale Malt. Northern Brewer and Tattnanger hops are used to compliment the sweetness and malty flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Draft, at Northwoods. A lighter taste than most stouts. The same black body, but lacking the “oily” mouthfeel. A little of the hoppiness shows through here. As I mentioned with their porter, this beer is hampered by being force carbonated to the same pressure as all the other beers, when it needs a lighter touch. <font color=red>This beer had been renamed “Dark Walnut Stout” on their menu card when I tasted it, but the commercial description is the same. My take-home bottle still has “Kelly’s Stout” on the label, and it’s “Kelly’s” on their web page, too.</font>

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear black, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter. Light body. Not as bad as its rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours ebony with a small tan head, mostly dissipating. Nose is of malt and cream. Only average viscosity and creaminess. Taste is mild, muted, a little watery, not robust and is of dark roasted malt with a hint of chocolate. Dry finish. Only an average stout, not in top tier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle picked up at the brewery. Brown-black body. Thin, ever-fading beige head. Stout is a relatively forgiving style, so this one doesn’t suffer the way a lot of Northwood’s product does. Roasty caramel chocolate, decent enough, some mossy tones. Middle of the road, uninspired 90s brewpub style offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from Skyview, thanks! Very dark brown with brown lowlights and a thin brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, dark malts, chocolate and mild molasses. Taste of dark roasted malt, mild chocolate and a bit of diacetyl. A touch over-carbonated and a chewy/chalky mish-mash that’s just not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 Tap at Northwoods in Eau Claire, WI on Nov. 18, 2011. Reddish brown pour with a small soapy white head. Aroma is butter and roast, so is the flavor. Bizarre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2011
draft: nice looking creamy head, kind of watery & bland roasted barley, instant coffee bitterness, hint of chocolate, not much to this one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DalzAle (2026) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark black pour, very little carbonation and a metaillic aroma. Flavor is thin coppery chocolate, a little stale coffee and not much else. Glad I only purchased a single, disappointing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2010
This was absolutely one of the best Stouts, and best Beers in general that I have ever had!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Pours black red on nitrogen, aroma is thin mocha and caramel. Taste is fairly weak, with a bit of coffee and roast. Average stout, but fairly drinkable.

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