fidemaster (288) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black color. rich pillowy head. Rich smell of coffee. It starts out with a great combination of coffee, chocolate, malts, and oatmeal. Finishes very bitter. Overall I feel it could be a top beer if it was a touch sweeter and creamier, but less bitter. The bitter finish is a bit too overpowering. Really a very good beer.
EyeAmBaldman (379) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium khaki head that leaves very little lacing in the glass. Aroma is dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is full of dark chocolate and a pinch of fig. Has a bitter front end on the tongue but dissipates quickly in a flourish of chocolate. This is a finely crafted stout.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color with a rich and creamy, lasting tan head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate dominate the aromas, I think that is right where it should be. Hints of oatmeal only solidify the scents. Thick and creamy feel. Hints of dark caramel in the front. Roasted malts and extra dark chocolate work their way in mid quaff. A bit meaty at time. Still a solid stout. 2/10
twindadplus2 (629) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep black with very thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, and dark roasted chicory with a hint of vanilla. Taste is creamy chocolate and dark roasted malt. Full bodied and creamy on the palate with light carbonation. Very satisfying.
ICEatALAMO (1132) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bittle. The pour is dark with little top. The aroma is a chocolate malt bomb. The taste is just a solid stout that I could drink all day.
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Trev (2011) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown pour with a tan head, nice lacing.
Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. vanilla.
Flavour is nice milk chocolate,sweet slick mouthfeel, very smooth chocolate and lighter roast coffee bean. Flavours and alc are well blended, the sweetness is lightly balanced by the roasted flavour and very drinkable.
bagalagalaga (151) - Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little harsh aftertaste and not too thick, but pretty chocolatey. Pretty good stuff.
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on my company holiday from home. Appearance is a creamy pitch black with a light tan head that laces to the glass. Aroma is rich in chocolate, lactose, light smoke, light vanilla, and oats. Taste is pretty good, chocolate, licorice, oil like consistency, doesn’t feel too rich, definitely enjoyable. Another good one from this great brewery.
BananaBi11 (29) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing too special. Had a lot of chocolate flavor, tasted like a average joe stout. Fine to drink however. Very little amount of bitter, as well as other heavy flavors. Was smooth, but didn’t have the ’alcohol’ taste I tend to enjoy in most stouts.
basaywhat (80) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was deep dark with a slightly dark tan head. Aroma was strong with chocolate, light caramel, and some bread characters. Body was medium to full with a smooth oat character along with some more well blended chocolate malt and a nice caramel finish.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is creamy, roasted malt, oatmeal and semi-bitter chocolate. All the flavors meld together well. Nice lacing.