islay (1100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 or 5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s tap room. Consumed on 5-18-13. Pours dark brown with taupe head. Elements of milk chocolate, chocolate-covered raisin, bourbon, lemon, and toffee in the sharp aroma and palate. Medium body. Fizzy in the palate. Really quite good. A medium-sized beer that is as aromatic and flavorful as a very big beer.
bnielsen13 (244) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark with a light head. Aroma is bourbon, malt, chocolate, molasses. Flavor is bourbon, malt, chocolate, with kind of a disappointing finish, nice beer overall though.
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark with a nice whiskey aroma. Flavor wallops me with whiskey and malts. cocoa and some wood on this as well. excellent.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall, this tasted to be a heavily barrel aged malted beer. As it warmed up it got much nicer to drink & smell. The dissent was hard to pick out of the beer though.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, dark black pour with an off white head. Aroma of whiskey, molasses, cocoa and vanilla. Taste of molasses, vanilla, whiskey, nice barrel notes in the finish.
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mnmike (1031) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome variant on this great regular dark ale. Aromas is big boozy bourbon and this tastes like a lighter BCBS that you could actually have more than one of in a night.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour at the brewery. Aroma is banana, bourbon, coffee, and caramel. Flavor is coffee, banana, caramel, and a very nice bourbon flavor, done very well hope to see this bottled one day.
kbutler1 (1350) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a dark black/brown with minimal head. Nice aroma of coffee roast and a dark chocolate. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Rich, chocolate, roast coffee but not overpowering. Some barrel notes. Drinks pretty smooth. Throw this sucker on nitro!
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at the brewery. Very dark brown pour with a soapy beige head. Cocoa, whiskey, and oak in this. Fuller palate. Awesome!
Atom (1338) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap a brewpub pours a dark black/brown with a small tan head. Aroma of rye whiskey and oak with bitter chocolate and oats. Taste of sweet vanilla, oak, and whiskey with a solid backing of dry bitter chocolate, oats, and, molasses. Nice balance of sweetness from the whiskey barrels and dry bitterness of the Dissent, works very well barrel-aged.