phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Global Brew Tap House in Edwardsville. Served in a Maudite glass. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a huge, foamy, even tan head that takes a while to settle. Aroma takes a while to get going, but has notes of dry roasted malts, dark chocolate, oats, and coffee. Flavor follows suit, with a lot of dryness throughout and not a lot of sweetness. I’d easily mistake this for a dry stout. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, roasty mouthfeel. Pretty good beer, even if not quite a sweet stout.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap - Rugby House Pub.
Dark brown, nearly black pour with a khaki colored head. Aroma of roasted malts and some sweetness. Lots of coffee flavor - quite smooth. Mouthfeel is a bit watered down for the style. A decent brew, especially for Summit.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s with Pat. Pours a pitch black with thick creamy head. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Taste is very milky, accentuated with roasted malt. The oats are forefront in the taste, making it chewy and slightly more viscous. Finishes quick and is very drinkable.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Faint aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, oats, and a hint of coffee. Poured very dark amber/dark brown/slight ruby in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, thick, brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling (NITRO) carbonation. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, oats, slight roasted barley, and light caramel. Medium body. Slick, creamy, then dry texture. NITRO carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, cream, oat, and slight caramel finish is very dry.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. On tap at Town Hall Tap on nitro. Super dark brown color, almost black, with a tiny bubbled tan head. Roasted malted, coffee, and dark chocolate notes in the nose. Nice lace on the glass. Smooth, velvety medium mouthfeel, mmmm only nitro can be this smooth. Very smooth flavor, roast coffee and dark chocolate notes with an overall nice rounded out flavor. Tasty. Ends fairly dry.
portableparty (2067) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stub and Herbs. Pour is dark brown which settles like guiness and has big tan head that is thick and hearty. Aroma malt faint coco and cereal. Taste is malty with faint coffee and creamy. Palate full yet thin and slick and finishes dry.
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark black, light coca head, light sticky lacing.. . light roast, pretty watery even 4 a nitro .. . light coffee cup and sweet instant bean .. . decent and refreshing but that’s about it.. . i’m tired of merlot! -can’t stand another merlot..
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a really dense, tight foam head very, very milky aroma, with just a tinge of sugar. Flavor is woody, chocolately, and there are some little hops in there on the finish. Silky, milky mouthfeel. Draws down with a curtain of foam but then runs down clean. If you don’t know how already, learn how to enjoy this beer.
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Pours dark, nearly black body with some off white lacing. The aroma is roasted oatmeal. The mouthfeel is medium, with notes of chocolate malts, roast, caramel and oatmeal.
piscator34 (2128) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Ike’s in the Minneapolis Airport. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate chip cookie dough with a slightly amped up vanilla and dark chocolate compontent. Dark chocolate is quite apparent in the mouth, along with oats, caramel malt, mild coffee, and a touch of fruit. Medium bodied. Well executed.