Beaver (1599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet lactic fruity chocolate and some roast.
The flavor is sweet tart fruit, lactose and chocolate with a little roast in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, the tart fruit doesn’t mix well with the chocolate and roast. Possibly a bad 6 pack?
crajun (1142) - , Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from winter secret santa. GREAT aroma gave a 9 - roasted dark chocolate milk combination - really great. must have been infected; went really sour quickly into taste. would like to try again due to that aroma!!!
Bacterial (2713) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive coffee nose and chocolate too. Quite a nice nose. Mild roasted malt taste win a hint of coffee - pretty good.
ebone1988 (1015) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is great, nice balance of coffee and chocolate, vanilla, lovely. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, fades into roasted malt and coffee, a touch light. Mouthfeel comes with the disclaimer that the caps were not on real tight, so it’s coming off a little flat but not unbearably so. Still, tons of flavor sticking around. Overall, it’s impressive but they fall just short of being great.
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This stout has a pretty good flavor to it. This is my first time trying an Odd Side Ale Beer. Will try more.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big chocolate, cocoa nibs, hints of nice coffee, mocha type notes into a lactose, hints of sugary caramel notes with a slight roasted malt note. Taste was sweet, some milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt, slight hint of smoke into a bit of lactose, finishing sweet.
jhp40219 (440) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. One of a few different styles my brother brought back for me on a recent Michigan trip. Pours jet black with no light coming through, even when held up to light. One finger creamy chocolate head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel and fresh espresso. Taste is roasted caramel malt and espresso up front with milk chocolate and cocoa following. Even a slight, faint earthy hop bitterness coming through behind it all. Sweet with a slight hint of bitter. Long, dry finish of cocoa, caramel and coffee. Full bodied, thick creamy/chewy texture, moderate carbonation. Great balance between all flavors. This is definitely on a Stone / Founders level beer here! Excellent coffee stout here!
djd07 (8229) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Black Sunday. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong chocolate and roast. Medium mouth with strong milk chocolate, nice roast, sweet, very good.
markas101 (2233) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Jet black, very dark tan head. Bitter chocolate aroma with dark roasted coffee. Thick, mostly chocolate flavour, some milkiness and bitter nuts. Bright resin hops finish it off.
dmac (5217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from gimmethefunk, thanks Pat. Poured a good looking deep black with an average sized deep beige foamy head. Aroma of coffee beans, dark burnt malts, well done toast, light hint of chocolate in the background, some marshmellow. Medium body with light carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste along with a sweet finish. Flavor is where this beer rocks it, melted chocolate bars, very light coffee notes on the end, marshmallows, burnt grains and some charcoal. Great beer.