HonkeyBra (2483) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasty. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of coffee at he end. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, pretty creamy and smooth. Overall, my only complaint is that it isn’t thicker. Good stout.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE: room temp. Pours black with lively tan head, quickly dissipates. Aroma is not very strong but definite roastedness. Flavor packs a punch of roasted barley and cocoa. Palate is bubbly but short lived. A decent stout.
alexsdad06 (3043) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of my Secret Santa. Pours a dark, dark brown color with a large tan head that patiently fades into a creamy crown. The aroma is roasted malt and mediumsweet dark chocolate. The flavor is also heavy on the roasted malt and dark chocolate. Additionally, a significant shot of coffee slips in at the end. Medium to full bodied and creamy smooth drinking brew. This is a solid stout indeed.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with barely existent medium brown head. More bubbly head that Guinness or a nitrogen-tapped stout. Aroma is all roast with some hints of cocoa. Very bitter for a stout, but quite good too. Very full mouthfeel. I like it!
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Nice sweet flavor. Solid stout.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is a lot of black licorice. Ick. Luckily that faded once it warmed. Roasty and fruity, not bad at all. Received a few free bottles at Muskie Capital in Hayward. "Road Sodies"!
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I wasn’t very impressed with this beer, particularly when there are so many truly superior stouts out there. I found it to have a rather good smokey taste (think that Schlenkerla smoked sausage taste), but with a thin mouthfeel and some rather strange off-odors, like a lot of vinousness.
Appearance was pretty good; this beer had an abundant tan head and a black body of medium thickness. Aroma was not so good. There was a lot of liquorice notes, but also a cheap vodka smell which reminded me of hydrogen peroxide and I believe was a vinous off-note. Flavor was inhibited by a very flat mouthfeel, but was like a rauchbier…smokey like summer sausage.
Still, if I wanted smokey, I’d choose a real rauchbier, and if I wanted a really good stout, I think I’d choose something different. I got this bottle at 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 Not sure if I maybe got a bad bottle. Poured from the bottle with a vanishing dark tan head. Fizzy like cola. Tasted like someone mixed a cup of strong coffee with a Coca-Cola. I’ll give it a week and see if another bottle works better.
RE-RATED 12/15/07: Original Score 2.2. Tried again, figuring it cannot be that bad. Now, this is more like it! Nice dark pour, a little thin-bodied, almost like a Porter, with a thin creamy white head. Still medium bodied overall. Aroma is smoky/coffee. flavor is spicy, which is helped by the relatively high amount of carbonation. Nice finish. This is a pretty good Stout from a brewery I am going to try more from!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 10/2/07. 12oz bottle. Pitch and inky black. Aromas of toast and coffee. Touch peppery. Nice nose. Medium to full bodied with a nice rolling palate. Sticky good. Spicy brew. Coffee and vanilla flavors. Chocolate and dry fruits. Tight effervescence. Toasty. Sticky sweet with a nice anise note. Good roast, nice body, Good Stout!
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice nice stout guys. toasty and raosty with bits of caramel and chocolate too. very smooth. leave a tad to be wanted on the backside but a great beer really!