vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro pour. Black and brown color with thick tan head. Sweet and milky aroma. Very roasted flavor with chocolate and sweet caramel tones and hints of smoke. Full bodied but not overly sweet or thick. Enjoying on a summer night.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Hangar. Pours dark with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma and taste of coffee and chocolate. Overall, great. I would love to drink it again.
Frank (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seems to be on nitro from the Summit bar in the Minneapolis airport. Garnet black w/ a big creamy head. Chocolaty with a touch of coffee. Slightly sweet and slightly tart. Medium bodied w/ very gentle and creamy carbonation. All these nitro beers are about the same to me but I guess this better than most.
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap Rock Bottom: Pours dark caramel brown, not completely black. Large tan head sticks around. Aroma of bready malts, caramel and chocolate. Taste is mellow, not much oatmeal or stout. Palate is thin but smooth, kind of creamy. Not bad, but not great or interesting.
ryanfolty (2139) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feb 2, 2012 tap at Valley Tap. Dark brown pour with great head and lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and grain. Taste is similar, creamy but a touch watery that diminishes an otherwise great beer.
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP. Aroma of coffee and something sweet, maybe fruit. Taste of oat, and coffee. Bitter/sweet balance is great. This is a good beer to make floats with.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. Pours a deep shade of chocolate with thin eggshell head. Aroma is chocolatey, roasty, and malty. Flavor much the same.
Bif (1738) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro tap- Served a dark brown-black color with a creamy tan head that fades slowly to lots of lacing. Nice rich aroma of roasted malt and grain, with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, some grain, with a mixture of chocolate and coffee. There is a mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly full body, smooth and creamy with a velvety texture. Very good balance. Easy drinker. Excellent stout, a good example of the style. Well worth checking out.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Pours like a Guinness, has a light roast scent. Has a nice roasty bitterness taste with a smoke like after taste.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at McGoverns. Awesome aroma with heavy notes of chocolate and coffee. Awesome silky smooth mouthfeel. Very dry and awesome as well. Wow. I’ve talked crap about this beer for along time, my bad. I’ve clearly never given it the respect it deserves.