jeremyh70 (652) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an opaque almost black with a finger of head and ok lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Semi-sweet dark chocolate and roasty notes with appropriate bitterness. Crisp and thin mouthfeel. Too much so for the style. Average stout, had much better.
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DBob5150 (187) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is an inviting combination of roasted coffee & chocolate. It pours a thick black with virtually no head. A definite coffee taste with a subtle caramel hints. The palate does leave a slight alcoholic residue. Overall very impressive!
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a giant fan of this one. An attractive, dark beer, but the licorice aroma and stale coffee flavor were overpowering. Not smooth the way I expect my dry stouts to be. Bought this for Rebecca’s Posada in 2012.
RABinCO (1136) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Prototype stout v1.0. Pours deep brown with a slight tan head. No real lacing. Big fresh chocolate and coffee aromas. Taste is a nice roast with a bit of chocolate. Nice dry finish.
1979jdowens (5) - Gladstone, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent local stout. Still trying to figure out the overall flavor, a bit chocolate and a bit coffee.
RobertDale (3288) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. A bit thin. Decent.
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Delicious. Smooth and lighter in body than you would expect, and not nearly as bitter as it looks. beautiful black body and a medium brown head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin head film. Wonderful Experience and a delightful stout.
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased in Kansas - pour is fairly impressive - black with dark tan head that diminishes to a moderate, soapy lace - nose is a deep roast, light char, mild vinous notes, light mineral, cocoa powder - creamy mouthfeel, fairly full in the mouth - very dry and intensely roasty, with a lot of dark malt bitterness, but no abrasiveness despite their intensity - light tart and vinous notes - finish of espresso and cocoa powder, with a light woodiness - I am liking the hell out of this.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, some chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, some light coffee, some sour, dark fruit, a bit of ashiness. Quite dry. A bit thin.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle
For the price I wasn’t going to pass up this beer. I primarily picked it up for the label but the contents weren’t bad. There are plenty of better stouts to be had. Yet on a budget you could do much worse than a sessionable dry stout.
Aroma / Appearance - The pour is a little thin yet manageable. Leaving behind a reddish brown base and mocha head it contains malt, chocolate pudding, black coffee, and a shot of creamer. In the background is the ashy smell of a bowling alley.
Flavor / Palate - The first impression is watery yet reasonable. Smoke, chocolate, Nutella, and dry roasted coffee mix into a flavor profile that is memorable. Better than some previous budget bottles I’d picked up on trips this one survived well for a month or two. Check it out when you are in the Saint Louis area for a low risk, moderate reward experience.