Stylurus (13) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Ann Arbor Jolly Pumpkin, dark like a Guinness. Little head. Smooth mouthfeel. A nice chocolaty stout to consume after dinner.
SG111 (1004) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub, Detroit. Pours dark chocolate with a tan ring of lacing. Aroma is lots of chocolate, some light coffee, and roasted malts, light licorice. Flavor is similar. Chocolate heavy. Body is light. Otherwise good.
mintzmeet (423) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chocolate aromas. Tastes weak upon first taste, a little watery. Dang it.... Thatís all I wrote on the napkin. But apparently it wasnít great.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5oz on tap at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. Nice coffee, dark bitter chocolate. Delicious. Fudge-like. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. More dry finish. Medium-plus body. Light carbonation. Decent bit of chewiness to it. Mostly clear dark brown color. Ring of off-white head. Some bits of lace. Slightly watery feel, but very tasty big flavor to this.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, acidic malt, dark cocoa, some slight cherry into a bit of vanilla, some slight coffee. Taste was a mix of thin roast, coffee, slight cocoa into a bit of yeast, spice, touch of vanilla into a bit of acidic malt, finishing bitter.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: Deep, husky brown colored body. Far from "black". Pretty light-hued considering itís a stout. Not much head, either, just a thin khaki film that grazes the top. Nice aroma of cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, roasted malt, a hint of cream, & plenty of milk chocolate. Bittersweet combo, perhaps a tad more on the sweet side. One dimensional, but delivers as advertised. Flavor includes more bittersweet chocolate, roasted cacao beans, mildly astringent roast, & a faint, back-end sugary sweetness. Scorched brown sugar. I also get a very tiny hint of coffee bean. Nice balance all around, despite the simplicity. A little thin for a stout as well, perhaps enhancing the roasted astringency at times. Overall, though, not bad.
Mark_Eck (1430) - - JUL 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. Pours black. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is very watered down and disappointing.
umich03jm (3299) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Jolly Pumpkin. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is cocoa powder, dark chocolate and coffee. Tastes surprisingly bad. How can something with such a great aroma taste like this? Like drinking cocoa powder. Ultra thin and watery. Not good.
john_henry (124) - - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Struggling to think of this as a stout. Getting a lot of caramel and little to no roast. Nice beer, but I really canít think of it as a stout.
SpongeRuiner (1089) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Michigan Summer Beer Fest. Not much to this one. A little lighter and thinner.