badgerben (4766) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ptich black color with zero head. Aroma is definitely coffee, but with an odd sweetness to it as well. And the taste... well, Footbalm nailed it: "a thin tasteless mess". There is barely anything here and what is in the glass is not worth the keystrokes to describe. Seriously, is there anything in this glass?! I’m going back to drinking my homebrewed stout...
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled version. Yuck.Hey, it didn’t look bad but it was a thin tasteless mess.
islay (1998) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This beer looks, smells, and tastes much like black coffee with a sugar cube added. It pours with a pleasant, understated sable head. The flavor is surprisingly bitter upon the first few sips, but the sweetness becomes increasingly noticeable as one continues to drink it. The body is unfortunately light and watery, and the texture is thin and not as creamy as would be ideal. Thus, it is much like a sweeter version of Guinness Extra Stout.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with medium sized tan head, nice lacing. Roasty aroma, a little bit of coffee. A little bitterness, not very sweet.
JK (5565) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 On cask at the 2006 Autumn Beer Review. Dark brown. Roasted malt aroma. More like an alt beer than a stout Full body, and some oak in the flavor. It is a very good beer, especially for a macro brewer.
-------- at the Dubliner in Nov. 06. Very smooth, and significant roasted malt and some coffee. Quite good and one of Schell’s best products.