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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   ABV: -
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
5oz sample at brewery. Pours a nice dark brown to almost black, thin tan head, no lacing. Aroma obvious of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and raisins. Flavor matches well and makes for a decent drink.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Had a pitcher of this on-tap for $10. After having the mediocre-at-best Pale Ale, I figured this would at least be better... and it was. Roasted coffee and chocolate flavors, along with a slight "twang" on the finish. Not of the highest quality, but it was still a pretty tasty, relatively thick stout. The highlight of the beer was probably the color and head -- the smell was also very pleasant. The taste, while having a thick mouthfeel with a good amount of coffee and chocolate flavors, wasn’t as "popping" as the majority of ones that I have had. Pretty forgettable, but much better than the pale ale and cream ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Almost black with red. A little tan foam. Aroasted and chocolate aroma. Flavor is also those with dark, more bitter chocolate. A little hop comes through. Citrusy and grasdy hops. A long lasting bitter after taste. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2012
tap at brewery. dark brown with small head. roasted chocolate malt. dry finish. decent for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
Glass, sample on the premise, savoured on July 2 2011; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of tan head; nose: roasted malt, light sourness, light burnt; mouth: roasted malt, light sourness, light burnt, lactic, lactic finale in roasted malt, medium body, not much carbonation, lightly oily texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, échantillon bue sur place, savourée le 2 juillet 2011; œil : noire, opaque, petite anneau de mousse fauve; nez : malt torréfié, léger surette, léger brûlé; bouche : malt torréfié, léger surette, léger brûlé, lactique, finale lactique en malt torréfié, corps moyen, peu carbonatée, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Deep opaque brown/black body, thick tight beige head with excellent lacing. Sweet coffee-and-cream nose with burnt sugars, caramel, and berries. Rich body with cocoa, coffee, caramel, and berries, sweet and incredibly silky, with modest roast and a bitter finish. Very little acidity. Incredibly quaffable, a real standout.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Not as roasted as I feel a stout should be. Watery mouthfeel.....flavors not that balanced...some roastyness, but more sweet than not.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Kind of watery style stout. Not that roasty. Has a watery-sweetness that is not very balanced. Was similar to the porter at the time I tried them. There are other beers make by them that are better.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2007
On tap @ the brewpub in PH...Guinness style dry stout. A bit light on the palate, with very slight flavors of chocolate and roasted malts. Very average overall.


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