Nuffield (4033) - 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 (434) - 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 (2030) - 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 (7868) - 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 (2228) - 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 (1075) - 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.
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on draft at the airport. The nose is initially slightly sour/acidic. The sour note is also in the flavor, roasted malts bring on some chocolate and coffee character. Not bad, but I do not care for the sour note throughout.
cards04 (2626) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep chestnut brown with lacing. Sweet, sour, and roasted malt aromas. Flavours are sour cherries, sweet bubblegum, and dark malts. Quite nice.