DarkElf (3050) - 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.
badgerben (4653) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Minneapolis. Typical black color. Coffee, chocolate, and roast aromas. Ditto for the taste. A little sweetness to the taste. A bit watery, but still quite good.
argo0 (12460) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bethesda) Clear red-black body with creamy beige head, leaves nice lacing. Aroma is inviting -- milk chocolate, sweet, some roasty. Taste is medium sweet, roasty chocolate. Watery light-medium body.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Milwaukee) Nice, deep brown body, a typical nitrous pour. roastey and fresh. smooth, well roasted, but not too substantial. a bit weak and watery, balance and depth lack substantially
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nitro'd creaminess and chemical taste that comes along with it. Roasty and bitter, but there' s something taken away by Nitro forcing it!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Milwaukee: Dark reflective black color with a thin brown nitro head. Mild malty aroma. Body is semi-sweet and finishes a little too bitter. Thin, off-balanced and just not quite all-together. I'm really not a big fan of brewpub chain beers.
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Would be an excellent Scottish Ale--why is it that I (and others it appears) are finding sweetness in this? Undertones of coffee. Long finish. Lovely. (at Minneapolis location)