Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Piece. Poured a clear, deeper brown with a short beige head... leaving a loose-bubbled ring after a short while. Arome was of very sweet chocolate.. lightly-roasted with plum sweetness as well... some earthy bitterness. Flavor was of dry-roasted milk chocolate with some grainy herbal bitterness... unexpected alcohol presence toward the back along with some of the fruits from the aroma. Lighter-bodied with grainy chocolate notes... sweet with too much alcohol evident. Not a very good stout.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
from a small sample, water dark with tan head. nose was strangly blueberries and hints of chocolate. flavor has an awful sour blueberries and coffee and chocolate. something off about this.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, early 2006 version: fairly black, thin than head. Roasted cherry aroma with a strong campfire bitterness. Candish fruit flavour with a distinct lactic creaminess and smooth mouthfeel. Tangy fruit finish, but lacking much depth Ė drinkable and tasty.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 Kind of a thin stout, a watery near black with little head to write of. The aroma was a subdued roasted coffee with some dark fruitiness. The flavor was a light roasted barley with coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and a nutty bitterness presumably from the hops, leaving a sharp, bitter finish.
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frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black over red, under oily and tan. Fruity aroma with an oily coffee bean presence. Roasted and thin, bittersweet with coffee and mild chocolate. Oiliness with astringency makes for an odd, bitter finish. (Rating #10 for this, so letís see if I make it or break it...)
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RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was disappointed in this one...with its thin mouthfeel, weird blend of roasty sweetness and lactic sour milk. I found things to like in it( coffee, chocolate, toffee) but, as a whole it falls short in most catagories per style.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown wuth a thin, tan head. Interesting aroma of roasted coffee and sour cardboard. Cigarette ash, toasted bread, coffee, mild, earthy hop character, some light alcohol and dry biscuits. The body is moderately full and fairly smooth, probably not nitro-tapped, so thatís a plus. The flavor profile is unique to me: roasted and sour. Seemingly, this is lactic acid and roasted malts, mashed up, and itís not that good to me. Mild bits of coffee and floral hop bitterness come through at times. Usually, however, itís biting sour character upfront before transmogrifying into a roasted, bitter stout. Perhaps this is meant to resemble the old-school porter with fresh beer blended with stale beer, but this doesnít really do much for me. Not going to be a regular in my trips to Piece.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a small white head. A lot of diacetyl in the aroma, rounded out by roasted malt. Moderately bitter, slightly sweet flavor. Highly carbonated (too much for my tastes). A solid beer, but very straight-forward.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark, chocolate color stout. Semi-sweet, but mostly bitter flavor. Some roasted flavors, chocolate as well. This was served way too cold.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lighter bodied coffee enhanced stout. Black and oily thin. Dry as hell, like sucking on a coffee bean. Chalky middle has chocolate hints. Decent but doesnít go well with pizza, lol.