Stine (1733) - 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 (1108) - 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 (3190) - 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 (3789) - 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 (2551) - 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 (5055) - 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 (2141) - 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.
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Grumpys Roseville. Black. Sweet aroma with lactose I think. Sweet and roasted malt. Some chocolate. Solid.
madvike (3149) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours black with a creamy tan head. Nose is chocolatey and milky with a smooth oatmeal graininess. Lightly sweet. Taste brings the chocolate and medium roasted dark malt, lightly chalky with some milkiness and a long bitter finish. Smooth and silky body with medium heft. Good stuff.
Ericular (891) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark with decent brown head that fades quickly and not much lacing. Aroma is sweet lactose that is pretty restrained overall and has only a hint of roast to it. Taste is much more sweet than stout - which is fine. Then, a little bit of dark malts and just another hint of roast. Not really any coffee. Palate is noticeably carbonated with a pretty thin, hollow, watery finish - the beer’s only obvious flaw. Still, if this is truly 8%, it’s masked well, and goes down easy.