JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown liquid with a tall tan head that dissipates to a thin lid. Cocoa, grains and light roasted scents. Smooth, but a bit lifeless feeling. Light sweet start, with a touch of roasted malt. Mild herbal hops and bitterness in the middle. Finish is slightly acidic (catching some black malt). Feels warming, but not tasting the alcohol. Dare I say a strong Guinness. 10/12
commonshawn (989) - Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at lake and Irving. Black with small white head. Roasted grain nose. Chocolate, malt, light medium body. Easy to drink for this style. Pretty good.
Lemke10 (948) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a silky black color with very little carbonation. Rich robust aromas and toasted malts. A much lighter stout on the tongue. Thin in texture, lots of oatmeal grain but more cocoa than chocolate flavors. Finishes very chalky on the taste buds. Quite interesting to say the least.
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Charcoal black with tanned marshmallow, yellow tinted tan foam. Early aroma mostly frozen raspberries. Warmth brings the richer layers of graham cracker crust and cocoa, but the icy, hollow fruit sweetness remains prevalent. There’s a trebly, tangy sensation to these fruit suggestions, of black cherry, blood orange, mixed berry, lacking depth. Later on a little singe of alcohol.
Flavor is composed, but somewhat tepid; quiet chocolate and black cherry fruit, very low char or tannin, no seductive factor here. Instant coffee bitterness nearing the end. Creamy body, soft carbonation, decievingly lightweight. Mouth coating caramelized sugar and cocoa after swallowing. As a hint of rotting banana starts to color the aroma, the blend of sensations proves to be poorly integrated.
arnold931 (1196) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Taste is powdered milk chocolate and some coffee. Good.
edgallow (3411) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and a hint of coffee.
ads135 (3966) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No more than a hint of chocolate, but this is a drinkable stout more than a dessert beer. Very nice mouthfeel, smooth and silky. Rich aftertaste.
Bacterial (2719) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, but certainly not thick. Tan head. Roasted malt nose with a hint of chocolate. Medium-light mouthfeel. Malty, sweet with a hint of chocolate in the taste.
wlajwl (5444) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts/malts, fruit and a hint of spring water. The flavor is dark/lightly roasted malts, fruit, mild dark fruit, a hint of chocolate and an acidic/tart/very slight heat in the finish.
fluffy (2249) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a really good average stout, suitable for repeatable drinking. would like to have this one local as a regular backup.