hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro tap at the brewery. Chocolate mousse, vanilla, a hint of bourbon and a lot of black roasted malt make the aroma very nice on this one. I know it isnít bourbon barrel aged, but I pick up that tiny hint in there somewhere. Dark black in color with a slight amber-brown color around the edges and a thin, creamy nitro head. Coffee in the flavor, roasted coffee with some molasses and sweet chocolate cake that is balanced by a small level of black, malt bitterness in the finish. Medium body, slightly dry while remaining almost sweet.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 6, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
HIGHLY dissapointing! It started off strong by looking good. Had a black body with a brown head. One of my favorite looks for a beer. Aroma was kind of funky though: some coffee, and a little roast, but most cardboard. I thought ok the aroma is off with the cardboard notes lets give her a taste. This is where I got OWND! The use of nitro made the beer taste like CRAP, combine that with its gummi bear?!?! taste and you have gummi bears loaded with ntiro. Not very pleasing at all. Actually had some hops come through in the finish. It had a solid body which is normally a good thing, but in this one all it does is make the nasty ass taste even stronger. Remove from menu please. DID NOT ENJOY.
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, witha cream and coffee head. Deep coffesque and cream aroma with tons of cocoa and roast. Flavor is smoky, seet, creamy and loaded with sugar, molasses and more coffee, yet mellow rounded and fruity, almost like this beer has had a mellow barleywine added to it. Thereís a subtle gentle brandy quality, with warming tones and a high level of complexity and depth. Iím really enjoying this. A decent run of Tahitian vanilla bean and sweet caramel. Lucious. Damn, Town Hall makes Stouts best.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ontap at brewery (nitro-infused): decent pour: rich black and full cream colored head. Aromas of chocolate and burnt sugar. Flavor was drier than anticipated, with however a distinct dried fruit note. I was distressed by a fake creaminess in the palate and, on the otherhand, a surprising thinness of body. Just OK.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours a black oily color with a creamy white head. Nose is lots of coffee, decent amount of roast and some dry chocolate. taste is a little thin, lots of coffee and roast, some light coffee notes are present.
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with tan head. Aroma is massively chocolatey with a late hint of fruit. Tastes amazing: chocolate, lightly roasted coffee with cream, dark stewed fruits, sweet caramel and - yes - thereís the alcohol. Like drinking liquid chocolate silk - thick, but not cloying and finishes quite quick then leaves a long and gentle roasted bitterness. Superb.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 Sampled this at the brewey, it pours to a thick dense creamy tan head that looks like mousse atop a cascading black body. Beautiful spotted lacing. The aroma is oatmeal, brown sugar, coffee. The flavor is initally coffee and cream. Then about 10 seconds later, the flavor turns to chocolate milk and some oatmeal. The palate is surprisingly watery. Smooth. The wateryness of it... perhaps thatís why the name?
Non cask version: Ar 6, Ap 5, F 6, P 3, O 13. The cask stout is a little better. My #ís are for that.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a black w/ a cascading thick creamy tan head. Well laced. SOme roasted malot & oatmeal brown sugar & butter aromas fairly light. Palate is thin well coated & creamy, first tatse is butter & roasted malt hints of vanilla and a mild hop w/ tiny touches of oatmeal. Overall pretty darn good.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of molasses, oatmeal, milk chocolate, licorice, smoke and light coffee. Flavor blended the molasses with a candy tobacco sweetness over a slightly thin but creamy palate. Nice lingering malty finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark nearly opaque brown pour with a thin, whispy light tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty and sweet with a touch of dry hoppiness. Has a caramel dark chocolate flavor with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg spice and some coffee mocha in the finish. Smooth, interesting and complex, an enjoyable brew.