StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 A descent stout with few surprises. Caramel, malty, roasted, chocolate and coffee-like, it’s what you’d expect a stout to be from a microbrewery/restaurant, but was well worth my time. Full taste and dry, it leaves a good aftertaste in a fashion like the more famous Irish stouts. A good imitation of them if nothing more.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught: Dark black, small brown head that quickly fades. Notes of coffee & toasted grains. Somewhat malty and bitter with weak coffee flavors, some roasted malt not in the aroma, medium bodied. Just seemed a little bit watery to me. Not bad, not amazing.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black Coloring With Small Head. Alot of Roasts/Coffee in Aroma. Malty and Dry and Bitter at the End. Not a Bad Stout.
MIBRomeo (2485) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
had a nitro head in a light brown color layed over a dark brown body... smelled strongly of coffee.. it was very smooth and dry and tasted of roasted coffee no chocolate flavor at all that I’ve come to expect in many stouts...
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Served on nitro tap. Dark black body, nitroish tan head. Toasty grain plus coffee aroma. Light flavor - weak roasted coffee, no chocolate to speak of. A very average dry stout. (Sampled at the Milwaukee Rock Bottom). Update: Had this along with their triple-chocolate-whatever cheescake and it didn’t stand a chance! Speaks to the thin/bitter quality of this stout.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample in Milwaukee. Black, nitro-creme head. Sweet succanat-strawberry-chocolate nose, hint of the medicinal. Alas, nitro completely kills the flavor, really bland, dry and mildly hoppy end. Disappointing after the nice nose.
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Nitro draft: Rock Bottom in Campbell, CA) [NOTE: In San Jose, Stillwater Stout in an oatmeal stout, not an Irish stout] The nose is lighter than expected, with dark roasted and oatmeal aromas, but neither are all that abundant; The moderately bitter flavor features a much more prominent dark roasted maltiness than the nose indicates, and a fairly strong oatmeal component; The palate is medium bodied, perhaps a little thin for the style, but has a somewhat creamy and smooth mouthfeel; Black in color, even at the edges; Creamy, dark tan head has excellent retention and coats the glass with lacing
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Milwaukee) Very dark brown with a thick, frothy brown head a la nitrogen. Roasted coffee aroma that carried over to the taste. Another very dry beer I had from this brewery. Quite bitter that detracted from the quaffability.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Had this one on tap at the Bethesda MD franchise. Not bad for McBrewpub fare. Dark, roasted, and smooth as a decent stout should be. Maybe on the sweet side, but definitely not a sweet stout. Could have a little stronger malt body. UPDATE 3/6/6: Tried this again at the Bethesda location. It still ain’t much. I detected a faint milky aroma, but the stout was mild, watery and uninventive. An even bigger disappointment.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice deep stout. I really need to get back to this bar and do some serious rating on their beers, as all I h ad there were good.