RobertDale (4266) - 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 (5362) - 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 (1394) - 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 (3250) - 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.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2012 Aroma is chocolate and malt. Pours a thick black with a creamy dark tan head. Taste is chocolate with a little bitterness.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22 oz bottle) black with tan head. Aroma of coffee and roast malt. Flavor is coffee, roast malt, some dark chocolate. Thin mouthfeel.
high_on_hops (788) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Dark body and brown, foamy head and lacing, Faint aroma of roasted barley, with a flavor of faint hops and stronger roasted barley, with a slightly bitter aftertaste and a creamy mouthfeel.
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bhensonb (12469) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours pretty black with a very dark tan head. Aroma is very dark chocolate. Near med body. Flavor is bitter burnt malt/bitter dark chocolate. It’s dry. It’s bitter. Irish stout? Seems like it.
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The 22 oz bottle was courtesy of Strykzone. Pours almost black with a medium sized tan head that left light lacing. Nose of roasted malts with cocoa, some charcoal, and fruit. Medium in body but thin in mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts with coffee, chocolate, and fruit. Finish has a little bitterness but is somehow thin for a stout.