tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour. Not knowing what style of beer this was before drinking, I thought it might resemble a dunkel, a very good one at that. Some smokiness in the flavor, sweet caramel and oatmeal. Incredible mouthfeel. A nice start to my journey with Steel Toe beers.
Guerde (1137) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours jet black with a very large tan head that leaves sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma is filled with dark roasted barley, dark chocolate, dark fruits (slightly tart), and some coffee. Smells like a brownie the more it warms up. Flavor tastes pretty much like a spot-on clone of Dark Horseís Special Reserve Black Bier, with a boatload of dark roasted malt, french roast coffee, and dark chocolate, with some sweetness to balance the bold roasted flavors. Some salt. Thereís a faint bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little less full than I had expected, but it still remains silky. This is quite a good beer. Well done, Steel Toe.
mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewery after a tour. Expected dark color. Head is browner than expected. Great roasty coffee taste that is very pure.
crajun (874) - , Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber from emeinz via trade; thx Eric!! Loooved the aroma on this one - I didnít get the chocolate that others noted and canít quite place the aroma - some wood aroma. silky smooth (oats); thin with a bitter ending. didnít quite live up to itís aroma... but good stuff
islay (864) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 4-13-12. Aroma features plum, dirt, carob, milk chocolate, chalk, peach, citrus, and muffin scents. Pours dark brown with a moderate amount of deep taupe / tan head. Produces okay, think lacing. Rich, melted-chocolate-like appearance. Lightly sweet yet dry taste. Flavors include dark, pitted fruit, crackers, and baked goods. Milky and creamy taste. Dry finish reminiscent of coffee with milk. Improves as it warms and upon multiple sips. Medium to heavy body. Lively, oily, and smooth in the palates. Overall, a good, not great, and not memorable brew.
Steasy66 (785) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Not quite black, little head. Malty sweet aroma. Sweet,toasty, bit of hops. A bit thin, highly carved.
camborne (645) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer flavors with a smooth finish. Maybe a little watery. Not as strong on the palate as other dark beers
bookman10 (576) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark, oily black with small head. Strong aroma of roasted (almost burnt) grain. Flavors include chocolate and coffee, some licorice and roast grain, with an underlying boozy-alcohol flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side for a stout. Could use a bit of reworking.
nsquishee (566) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Rich, roasted chocolate malt and coffee aromas. Intensely dark brown color with a smooth, short, off-white head. Taste is sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Light carbonation. Flavors of coffee, chocolate malts, oat, and piney hops.
burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Nice deep and dark the only thing lacking was the palate. For a stout it was not as creamy as I prefer.