prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the nitro tap at RB Milwaukee, in a plastic shaker (for shame). Looks like a stout should, smells tasty, and tastes very good. This is a stronger stout than a dry Irish stout -- almost an Impy; itís a coffeer (is that a word?) stout than most coffee stouts Iíve had. Only got better with warmth and age.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best beer in the house. Complex character, nutty, woody, oats; slight chocolate, maybe. Somewhat smooth, about the consistency of a Guinness. Hints of bitterness.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a solid rocky head of brown foam. Decent lacing, excellent head retention. Mild dark roast coffee in the aroma.
Wow, my memory told me that this was going to be a milder stout. My memory was wrong. Bold roasted grain and tons of espresso abound. Coffee and a hint of minty hops in the finish. In the past, I have had ícoffee beersí with less coffee flavor. I have had íimperialí stouts with less body.
Medium nitro tap body, solid carbonation, fairly smooth.
Nuffield (3546) - 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)
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this stout at the Bethesda location. Maybe it was just the batch I drank from but this stout was smooth and surely did not have a kick to it. It was the least bitter stout I have ever had. Iíll have to try this brew out at another location.
jazz88 (2510) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap in Minneapolis. Black color. Roasted, coffee, and sweet chocolate in the aroma and flavor. A fine brew.
DarkElf (2988) - 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
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Not a bad stout at all. poured a dark dark black with red edges, thin tan head which left good lacing. Aroma was of strong coffee and roasted malts. Flavor was of roasted and bitter coffee with a hop finished to it . Solid beer."
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown/black with a nice white head. Smells of coffee and chocolate. The taste is similar but also has hints of whiskey. A nice beer, but was a little too dry for me.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (sampler) at the Bethesda location, July 2006. Vary dark colour - almost black and nearly opaque, with a thin beige head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma. More creamy chocolate in the flavour, with developing coffee notes and a dry, roasty malt backbone. Mouthfeel is on the light side but, overall, I thought it was a tasty and enjoyable brew.