BVery (7233) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Very dark pour with a white head. Roasty chocolate and coffee aroma and taste. Full flavored, maybe a little thin on the palate. Solid.
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured deep brown with a spotty beige head. The aroma picked up roasty black and lesser coffee malts paired with a touch of sourness.. decent stuff. The flavor found well-roasted black malt and coffee at the core, with vanilla and rolled oat accents.. tasty. Light-medium bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. a tad smoky.. well-balanced.
drowland (6499) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/10/12. On tap at the GTMW pre-party. Black pour with a small tan head. Rich mocha aroma with some roast and char. Light mocha flavor with lingering char and hints of sweetness. Not bad!
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler flight on tap at the brewpub (Decorah, IA). Pours a deeper black hue, dark and near opaque body. Blackish with ruby glowing bottom and edges. A frothy tannish head atop dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are a bit of cocoa, roast, and oatmeal sweetness. Biscuits, caramel, and cocoa presence come into the fold. Darker malts, cocoa and roastiness. Silky dark malts, some milk chocolate, oatmeal malt sweetness. Roasty, toasty, sweeter biscuits. Some lactose like feel, but I don’t know if that’s actually here. Silky and sweetness pervade into the middle, some body in there. Backend is toasty, malty, and cocoa. A bit roasty, dry bakers chocolate. This is well put together. Has a firm body, still silky with some good darker malt influence, toasty and cocoa, mellow coffee. Silky sweet dark malts aren’t too out of control. Solid offering.
drfabulous (4337) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Dark medium body. Big chocolate roasty tasty. While not a big body beer, very tasty.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Coopers Tavern. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal and a hint of nuts. Creamy body tastes of chocolate, dark malts and mild coffee.
RobertDale (3849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes near black with an average tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Very nice Stout.
bytemesis (3830) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with a medium brown head and good lacing. Aroma is strong espresso, dark roasted malt, and notes of whiskey. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet with a light coffee bitterness. Light to medium body, very nice beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured an opaque black color. The head was thin and brown with good retention and lacing. Roasty malt, toffee, and distinct chocolate aromas. There were also whiffs of anise and brown sugar. Medium to full bodied. Delicately sweet up front with light roasty bitterness at the end. Chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, toffee, and sweet cream flavors.
HonkeyBra (3582) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at GTMW2013 preparty. Pours a rich black with a creamy looking tan head. Aroma of roast, Oreo cookie, chocolate cake and cocoa. Maybe some coffee. Flavor is bitter roasted and coffee notes parsed by sweetness from the chocolate malt. Touches of dry bakers chocolate as well. Body is indeed, as advertised, chewy, with a somewhat chalky texture, medium carbonation. Finishes dry and roasty. Overall, nice stout.