BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy ta n head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is oats, roast malt, vanilla, plums, and prunes. Flavor is dark malt, lactose sweetness, light to faint hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
unclemike (2485) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan creamy nitro head. Aroma, chocolate, some oats, vanilla, and roasted malts. Flavor, lots of oats, and sweet chocolate malt, roasted malts, an odd tangy flavor towards the end. But over all, pretty good.
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer shares many of the same good qualities--but also some of the same weaknesses--of Guinness. You get the attractive appearance (rich head, clear line between head and body), though without the cascade effect (at least as far as I saw...it may have happened before the waiter got the glass to me.) Similarly, the flavors here are in the right direction but aren’t vivid or deep--it’s a beer that sits "in the background" of the drinking experience, with the foreground being anything else that is happening at the table. The mouthfeel here, too, is light and slippery: it feels good but only for a flash. Overall, this is nice, but that’s all. (cask at the Muddy Pig, St. Paul)
keith0718 (415) - Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 Feels like a Guinness--very creamy. Tastes like one too but it’s sweeter and has massive chocolate and some coffee notes. Great beer!
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark with some head. Picture is deceiving, at least compared to my pour. Flavor and aroma are roasted malts, chocolate and it is somewhat sweet. Very solid.
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/19/13. On nitro at Burro Bar. Random tick! Fuck yes! Black pour with a big creamy brown nitro head. Lightly nutty aroma with bits of caramel and coffee. Sweet chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness in the flavor as well. Tasty.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro. Creamy, dark, lovely chocolate notes. Coffee notes were subtle, but nice. Good stuff.
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boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at bait shop..black pour..huge off white head.. flat creamy hints of chocolste..ok..would lije to try in a bottle
mnmike (1056) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Very smooth stout here, one of my favorite Summit offerings. very dense thick head with small bubbles and long retention. Guinness-like comparisons are legit...
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate and coffee notes on the nose. Nice lacing. Smooth beer with slight bitter aftertaste.