Tmoney99 (9981) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured a clear brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted nut and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the brewpub in Cincinnati, OH. Pours a black body with an inch thick, creamy and frothy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet dark chocolates with a touch of milky sweetness, a decent iced espresso note, a light roast, and a touch of vanilla. Flavor is similar. Some iced coffee and espresso up front with a decent dark and milky chocolate sweetness. Some roasts, vanilla, and a light earth as this finishes clean, smooth, and dry with a light bitterness and balanced sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a thinner body and a medium-light carbonation. Overall, nothing special, but a decent espresso stout. On the thinner side, but a nice coffee, chocolate, light vanilla, and balancing roast. Not bad.