ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a near black body with an inch and a half head of beige-colored foam.
Smell: A pleasant enough intermingling of various notes: Breakfast Blend coffee, toasted nuts, toasted bread, and standard chocolate.
Taste: Roasty, toasty malts yield tastes of sugar sweetened, though not particularly bold coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and (lightly) Brazil nuts. Subtle hop presence displays a lightly earthy herbaceousness and a suitable amount of bitterness. Splash of store-brand cola on the otherwise coffee-hinted, crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: Easily drinkable and approachable and fairly reminiscent of the Schwarzbier style. While I haven’t had a slew of beers from Stevens Point Brewery, this has been one of the better ones.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with attractive beige head. The aroma is caramel with some nut, ash, cocoa, and rotting fruit. The flavor is a mellow ashiness with some odd herbal notes and a little bit of pine. Drinkable, but just a tad strange.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a darker brownish color with a one finger head. Aroma was caramel, bread, and nuts. Flavor was very roasty, and nutty. Thin body. Better than average though. Most points aren’t that good but this one was better.
thegreenrooster (2971) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark brown with a average tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some smokeyness. Flavor is again a decent roasted malt follwed by a resiny hop toward the end. Above average beer espically for Point I guess you could call this a schwartz ale.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Deep red-brown body, thin off-white head. Nose of sweet chocolate, molasses, and toast. Sweet Hershey’s syrup body with molasses and licorice, light and somewhat cloying.
arkurzynski (1287) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Due to experience with pretty much every Point beer, was nervous to try this, but it had to be done. Pours brown-black with a plethora of creamy mocha-colored head. Aroma, like all Point beers, is thin. Faint roasted malts and just a hint of floral hops, the latter of which is fairly pleasant. Pretty blah taste - mostly roasted malts with a slightly dry/hoppy finish. A bit of a syrupy taste as well (Leinie’s crappy Fireside Nut brown comes to mind). Not all together terrible, but wouldn’t have again or recommend to anyone. Glad I was able to buy as a build-your-own.
fidelis83 (1728) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a 1-2 finger creamy, caramel brown head that fades to a thick skim and ring after a few minutes and leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted nuts, caramel, planty hops, a bit of roast, light tree fruit and light charred wood notes. Flavor is sweet malt, toast, roast, nuts, a hint of smoke and vague fruity notes. Dark caramela little char and planty hops finish it out. Palate is fairly light bodied, a little sticky on entry and basically neutral to the finish with a light, sharp carbonation.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, just as described. I get literally nothing on the aroma. Slightly burnt and hoppy on the flavor. Not an amazing beer, but I appreciate what they’re trying to do here.
rader58 (738) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted/burnt grain and salty ocean air. Flavor is roasted malt with a slightly sour citrus undertone followed by touch of coffee and bitterness of hops. Not too bad.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received 12-oz bottle via trade with with Ughsmash. Pours a dark cola brown colored brew with a decent sized tannish beige head that slowly dissipates to a film top. Nice lacing throughout. Aroma of chocolate malt, floral hops, a hint of allspice, cream tartar, and some light yeast. Taste is medium bodied, some burnt chocolate malt, floral hops, roasted nuts and toffee. Finish is semi-dry with some burnt dark malt and chocolate aftertaste. The burnt malt lingers a little but it’s still quite tasty.