gregwilsonstl (662) - USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice dark black w a hint of tan head. Quite sweet, would love to try this fermented longer. Hints of toffee.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft in a sampler at the brewpub. Pours a deep, dark brown with a finger of dark tan head- very attractive. Notes of coffee, cream, dark chocolate, vanilla, and sugar. Once again, there is a base of something good here but it’s just too sweet. Medium-bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel with backing roast and mild carbonation.
jandd1983 (1566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler at the brewpub. A dark body and somewhat heavy mouth feel. A generic roasted taste and hints of caramel and coffee.
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewpub. Faint, roasty aroma, lightly coffeeish and vegetal. Flat-looking dark brown-black color, head is very slight. Flavor is also roasty, dry, ashy, even a bit charred, and somewhat tangy at the finish. Thin, watery mouthfeel for the style, body is light-medium. Meh. I didn’t finish the pint.
Bif (1022) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at the brewpub- Dark brown with a decent tan head that faded slowly to a light lacing. Very faint aroma primarily of roasted malt.
Light coffee with a mild malt taste and very slight bitterness. Medium body but not the creamy texture I would expect from a stout. Another unoffensive brew from the Trailhead Brewery. Not a beer that I would go out of my way for. This seems to be a beer that blends well with a meal more than as a stand alone brew.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: February 26, 2009
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and roasty aroma, caramel sweetness is in good balance with the roasted malt
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate and roasted flavor, caramel sweetness balances the roasted to let the chocolate character emerge, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
heemer77 (5008) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. The body was black with a medium tan head. The aroma was candy sweet chocolate with some walnuts. The taste was milk chocolate with some sassafras. A dry finish.
BlackDonald (1127) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has almost no flavor whatsoever. Milky chocolate notes. Bland watery and boring. This brewpub sucks.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
5oz sampler at brewpub. Brown with very thin head. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee and mild smoke & chocolate. Malt texture with coffee like taste. Once again thin & watery, not a big fan of this brewpub.
JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - JAN 3, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thin and unfortunate. Not much head, some detectable roasted coffee aromatics. Light bitterness. Possibly thirst-quenching when in good condition. In poor condition, sour, on our last visit. Maybe the pub needs to clean out its lines?