RickTStiles (652) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, small tan head, some lacing. Smells mildly sweet with brown sugar. clean and crisp, malty with a sweet finish. Nice taste just not very much of it.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown with a thin tan disappearing head. Aroma of dark malts, licorice, lightly roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Taste just seems to be all dark malts, no real discerning character separate from the rest of the pack. A mild nuttiness on the finish.
nuplastikk (4086) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at OF. Opaque brown-black with a steady off-white to beige head. Sweet aroma. Roasty, yet watery and drinkable. A pretty nice Black Ale, above par for Stevens Point. Actually does the style justice. World class, maybe not, but still a fairly respectable offering.
zach8270 (3163) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty and nutty. Slightly sweet. Flavor isn’t as hoppy as I thought it would be. Smooth and sweet malts with a light nutty and roasted follow-up. Finishes very clean and light. Light roasty hint on the palace. Really nice session ale.
dekester1 (295) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 Point has made a great new brew with 2012! It poors very dark with an amber head. Aromas include light coffee and a hint of cacoa. The taste is smooth and flavorful and it goes well with a good pizza. I definitely recommend it - or at least a try.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - APR 4, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
cereal, resin, cheese, black, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a deep dark black with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is dominated by the roasted malts with coffee and chocolate notes present. Starts out sweet for a second but then you get a hint of hop bitterness followed by the chocolate and coffee-like roasted malt bitter finish. Surprisingly easy to drink for a dark ale yet it leaves you wanting more. Overall a decent value beer.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really confused. Saw this as a shwartzbier. Now a brown? Always a pleasure to be one of the first few to get a crack at rating a new brew. [A] Pleasant aroma. Light chocolately. Some smoky roast, and a light coffee. Subtle, but pronounced, with a lagery yeastiness @ some point? Must be the malts. [A] Pours an almost opaque, ruby-hued black. Or almost thin-coffee brown. With a silky, active. Tan-brown head that withers to a skimpy foam. [F] Hops start with a crisp flash of bitter. Nothing big. Followed by some dark fruit. Touch of that smoky roast and chocolate. Followed by another flash of a clean finishing bitter that imparts a citrusy bite. Yeast. Doughy afterward. And a mingled linger of it all. More depth than I had assumed, but still lacking. [P] Mouth is light and thin. The bitter quality is likeable. Not an exteme brew. Drinkable. But there are much more sessionable brews. [O] $5.49 a 6pack. Can’t go wrong. This was a pretty agreeable brew. Nothing over the top. I will still give this brew some points.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with decent, fizzy, foamy head / Weak nose of roasted barley / Light to medium body, some chewiness, with decent finish / Flavors of roast barley and coffee / A good effort for Point.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very deep amber color with a foamy tan head that vanished rather quickly. Roasted and grainy aroma and a relatively malty body but this brew is rather bitter and a little lacking on flavor.