Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at MBGSF 2010. Poured dark brown color with medium brown creamy head that lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew.
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor. Dark brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty, dark chocolate, slightly milky, mild espresso aroma. Slightly tangy, fruity, dark chocolate flavor. Tangy but nice.
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at JP in Ann Arbor. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate and roasty. Tastes of chocolate, roast, and Some lighter coffee.
Sammy (9563) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on cask at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. Madagascar chocolate. Chocolate and sour imperial stout aroma. Lots of roast. Black with three-eighths of an inch of off-white head, lacing is good. Average mouthfeel for a cask. Good bitter chocolate, and only 30 IBU. Really great cask.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep brown pour with a thin off-white head. The nose is quite chocolatey and softly fruity. There is a touch of fruit and an odd vegetal sweetness. Oddly estery and quite dusty on the finish. Some strange sort of tartness as well. A light lingering chocolate finish but it’s quite odd and not really all that good.
arminjewell (8626) - 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.
DrSilverworm (8566) - 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.
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011-11-12. This is the tale, of a Chocolate stout, black body with a modest tan head. 3+ Flavour is quite tangy, on a mystical quest to the Isle of Tortuga, with a bit sourness. Sort of an ashen porter character to it that I am not sure if it is intentional or not. And now back to the good part! Cocoa with a bit of a tang to it. Heater on blast, I’m the number one stunner! Dry roast aroma, hints of dry cocoa and a similar tangy quality to it as the aroma. Average to light bodied palate. Okay but I am not loving it. This whole cask is a stout, just waiting for chocolate. Needs more Michael Bolton. YEAAAHH! On cask at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe, Ann Arbor
deyholla (8131) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the A2 brewpub. Pours a hazy chocolate brown with a creamy brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a note of light chocolate with dark grains and bread as a backbone. Flavor has a good amount of chocolate up front that becomes slightly bitter with backing dark bread and a bit of dryness.
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin beige head. Soft cocoa, warm bread, coffee, vanilla. Smooth with some gentle chocolate, very fine light carbonation. Excellent body on this thing. Very gentle soft cocoa finish. Quite tasty.