ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque blackness with beige head. Aroma is light malts, little else. Vegetal flavor, touch of super-weak coffe, working well together. Mouthfeel is smooth but could do with a touch more body. Finish is a bit earthy and gritty, like the potatoes could have been washed more thoroughly.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at MTHB. Very dark brown appearance with a creamy light tan head. Sweet dark malty nose. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet, bland dark malty flavor. The potato flavor isnít all that obvious. Nitro served.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Poured into a pint glass a dark brown bordering on black color with a tight tan head that only nitro can produce. Subtle roast notes in the nose but otherwise very clean. Very clean flavor, starts subtly sweet balance with a slight roast. Ends with some mild bitterness and leather like flavor. Really not a whole lot to say about this but that it is a nice, flavorful stout. Enjoyable.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small taster at the brewery with DalezAle- Pours thin and almost black with a frothy beige head...aroma is roasty grain and dry chocolate, toast...I wanted to sense some potato, but just could not pick out what the heck it did to this beer...flavour was fairly straightforward, dry, grainy, lightly bitter cocoa...nice creamy nitro texture, but otherwise pretty ho-hum...
HighWine (941) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the brewery. I like this better than the tap version. Black pour with a brown head. No nose but a sweeter taste than the tap. Roast is balanced out with soft oak notes. Very nice. Good smooth palate.
Earlier Rating: 3/18/2010 Total Score: 3.2
Tap at the brewery. Black pour with a beige head that hangs on forever. Good lacing. Not much nose...only a little hop aroma. Smooth like the oatmeal stout but not as flavorful. A drier version for sure. No vanilla but there is some roast. Medium bodied and good for the style but I still prefer the bigger stouts.
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with off white head, smell is roasted malt with not much else. Taste is fairly plain, with a bit of roasted malt and a weird potato like quality, this is manifested more in the thickness of the beer on the palate. Overall not bad, an interesting beer.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Dark brown pour, small head. Very light on the pallet, good aroma of chocolate but fairly mild, roasty taste but seems to be missing a flavor - tastes kind of empty. Not a lot of depth here.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 uh. itís.........ok. Not anything to write home about here. Itís drinkable and smooth, but the potato lends nothing to this I didnít think. In fact, the flavor seemed a bit OFF to me in some way. Try if you may but donít expect alot here.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really a watery, bland, plain stout. The potato aspect does nothing for this. Not much in the way of flavor. Smooth drinking, but thats about all that can be said. Forgetable for sure.
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nitrogen pour; chocolate brown topped with gray eggshell foam. Mild aroma of berries and vanilla, milk and chocolate; dry and empty. Flavor is of wet toast and potato starch, with a juicy, generic red vinousness that lingers as the only distinct hint of complexity; nothing to taste if not looked for. Bit of meek roast. Palate is milky and very thin; finishes with some soft merlot tannin and dry starch, weakly. A sheepish offering all around; awkward like a limp handshake.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour was deep dark brown with little head. Cocoa on the nose and the taste reminds me of a watered down Guinness.