jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Shorts. Dark brown, approaching black body with a tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma with a hint of grain and notes of caramel and roasted/burnt malts. The flavor is moderately bitter and lightly sweet. Moderately acidic. Finish is dry, bitter and somewhat metallic. Medium to full body, watery turning to sticky texture. Moderate carbonation. Tastes of espresso with a hint of chocolate. Enjoyable.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at HopCat. pours black with beige head. aroma of banana, chocolate. flavor of banana, chocolate, wheaty with slight roast. like chocolate banana bread. not too sweet. dag this was good.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at HopCat and served in an English pint glass. This beer poured a dark brown with a one-finger thick head of lasting tan foam. Decent lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of toasted wheat, dark fruits, mild caramel, and some milk chocolate. The flavor included sweet dark fruits, toast, and chocolate. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and velvety smooth. Moderate carbonation. Really unique for a dark beer.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Shorts. When is a stout not a stout? Pours black with a thin tan head. Big aroma of burnt chocolate with a faint hint of hops. Taste is bittersweet chocolate with a super dry finish comparable to that of a wheat ale. Mouthfeel was too watery for a stout profile and too under-carbonated for any of the other styles under which it can be classified. An enjoyable, but somewhat confusing brew.
heemer77 (5075) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another miss classified Shorts brew. This was like a nice big hefe with some of the chocolate malt, but was far from a stout. The body was black with a khaki colored head. The aroma was chocolate bananas with some walnuts. The taste was milk chocolate with some bananas. Another beer form Shorts that made me wonder why more commercial brewers aren’t trying things like this one. This obviously has some homebrew roots.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at hop cat. Best beer of the outing. Dark brown oily feel, chocolate. Slight bittered finish. decent.
Tmoney99 (9957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at HopCat. Poured clear brown/black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture. Medium to heavy dark chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy dark chocolate bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid stout.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured an opaque black color. Head was light brown and left some lace behind. The aroma was subdued overall with light chocolate and a nutty note. Slightly sweet and medium bodied with some roasty bitterness. Tasted of chocolate and darkly toasted black bread.
inultus (16) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy and smooth. Flavor of chocolate on the nose and mouth, a bit bitter at the end. Wish there had been a bit more malt in it, but was a tasty beer.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, with a nice chocolately roasty taste. It wasn’t overly bitter, but smooth like an oatmeal stout. Very enjoyable to drink. Robust chocolate taste, with slight hop bitterness and a nice body.