chucklemation (1318) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is toasted malts, chocolate, and some roast. Flavor is much less pronounced, with some toasted malts and light chocolate. Not very sweet. The body is watery thin. Okay.
deyholla (9919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has lots of dark grains with some earthy roasted malts. Flavor has a nice dark grain and roasted malt combination with a bit of bread underlying.
rumproasts (4832) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Near black with small head. Dryish stout. Roasty, toasted malt body with some dark chocolate, but a bit thin. Moderate hop bitterness in the finish.
umich03jm (3427) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2015 MBG Summer Fest. Aroma is roasted coffee, pine, and anise. Tastes bitter and lightly roasted. Coffee, pine, light cocoa, and light anise. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Pretty good.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa powder, roasted malt, slightly acidic malt, hints of dark fruit, hints of coffee, slight red fruit. Taste was a mix of red fruit, caramel, toffee into some roast, slight roast, finishing fairly roasted, slightly bitter.
jhp40219 (445) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle my brother brought back for me from a recent Michigan trip. Pours an inky black with a small chocolate colored head that faded quickly and left some spotty lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and grains. Taste is a bit grainy up front with roasted malts, cocoa, dark chocolate and coffee. Slight hint of hop resin on the back end. Quick, dry finish of roasty malt and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, thin and slick texture, high carbonation. Rather sweet and definitely smooth. But for an oatmeal stout the mouthfeel is way too thin. Not bad at all, actually quite good. But the thinness and high carbonation are hard to get past.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep brown pour, zeroing in on fully black towards the center. Little white chunks of sediment float around. Foamy, big, & bubbly tan head sinks quickly. Weird looking. Aroma leads with thick notes of cocoa, creamy oats, black licorice, & moderate anise. Deep cocoa syrup flavors emerge on the first sip; hints of cream & sugar underneath. Mild roasted malts, faint milkiness, & a bit of anise towards the back-end. Finishes like you just ate a bittersweet cocoa bar. Slightly creamy mouth feel, but a little thin in body. Not bad.
supershea (19) - Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a rich, dark and thick glass out of the bottle. The aroma is nutty and malty. The body has notes of coffee, walnuts, earth and malt. The finish is slightly bitter, but not overpowering. A decent stout for a cold winter night.
Bulk_Carrier (3552) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light speckled spider web lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.
The smell was super sweet chocolate in a dry sort of way. Light vanilla enters in after a minute of warming.
The taste was a really nice blend of the previously mentioned sweet flavors and then letting a roastiness come in nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but nothing overbearing. The aftertaste had a long sweet chocolate vanilla which lead to a dry sweet chocolate finish.
Overall, this was a really nice sweet stout that made a fantastic dessert by itself.
Mark_Eck (1774) - - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts with some coffee and chocolate.