Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Opaque black body. Little head disapates quickly. Aroma dark fruits, brown sugar, dark chocolate. Creamy mouth feel. Taste subtle notes of dark fruits, dark chocolate,citrus,with a smokey roasted bitter finish. As it warms up to room temp chocolate more noticeable. Good brew
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.
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Medium body. Tastes like roated malt and caramel, slightly bitter but balanced by a fruity sweet smell. Thanks CaptainCougar!
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A workmanlike effort with a faint roasted taste.
cadenwhitaker (19) - USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thick dark brown with a tan 1 finger head that quickly dissipates.
I’m getting lots of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses. It is a bit watery - I’m not a huge Stout drinker and I was able to notice this so heavier stout fans might be less impressed.
Overall I wouldn’t say this beer is breaking any new boundaries in the Stout business, but a nice drink nonetheless.
Retro42 (18) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderfully rich chocolate and coffee aroma. Color is almost black with a reddish-brown hue. Pours to a thin tan head that disappeared quickly. Taste is nice, lots of coffee and chocolate with barley notes. Palate is excellent, dryand slightly carbonated. Overall an excellent stout.
InTheHopper99 (11) - USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my local brewery and this is certainly the best drink in town. solid, near black in color. The head is always thick but could be creamier. I like it creamy. Good balance of hops and well roasted malt. The right combination gives a good coffee flavor. Full bodied enough but never heavy or overbearing.
mrhowes (10) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate, roasty, caramel, black, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
Justinsvt (9) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2009 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black. Small brown head. Tarry, burnt, smokey aroma with some bitter chocolate and coffee. Similar flavors. Quite smokey.