I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not nearly as good as the other beers here. Homebrew stout flavor- somewhat off. Too much hop and only enough malt for the color. The other beers have all improved but this one has stayed the same. I do like to get half stout/half raspberry wheat on a hot summer night however.
Bullit (3971) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Vierling brewpub. Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bit of coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, some sweetness, coffee, but quite watery. Slightly bitter finish. Too watery.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro draught at the brewpub in Marquette, Northern Michigan. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a creamy beige head that has excellent retention and lacing from the nitro charge. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a touch of coffee, chocolate and some marzipan. Taste is smooth and creamy, medium, bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, a hint of coffee and some chocolate. Finish is semi-sweet with a lingering toasted dark malt aftertaste. very little bitterness if any.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the restaurant/brewery. Deep opaque brown-black body, thick creamy nitro head. Aroma of roasted malts and light butter. Incredibly smooth, creamy body with rather dry roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, well-balanced and immensely quaffable. Very light sweetness. Definitely beats the thin, woody, acidic dry stouts so widespread these days.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5 oz draft sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Served on nitro. Opaque and completely black with a lasting smallish smooth brown head....lovely sweet candy-like aroma, with chocolate, almonds and nougat all appearing along with a hint of roasty malt...mellow, moderately bitter chocolaty body with some medium-roast coffee thrown in towards the finish....smooth throughout, just a hint of bite, perhaps a little too thin at the end. Still easily the best beer that I sampled from this brewer.
auerbrau (3153) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 On tap at the Brewpub Didn’t really consider this a Guinness clone, considering this beer actually had flavor. Pour of deep black with brown fringes and tan clean head. Tangy roast aroma. Heavy sugar and roast flavor. Strong scotch, oak, and oat flavors on the back end. Touch of earthy and chewy grain over a little charcoal. Palate is a little thinner than I would like, but it’s drinkable.
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a guinness clone, nitrogen dispense. decently bitter and roasty with an artificially creamy mouthfeel inhereted from the nitro, but at best this is solid beer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro-tap at the brewpub: Aroma of mild roasted malt with slight chocolate, vanilla hints, and a subdued boubon heat to it as it warms.
Shadowy pitch black with a thin but firm sandy tan head that keeps its froth for a good while til a fluffy collar and thin skim remains. Spotty lace sticks well all over the glass.
Nice and frothy flavors of light roasty coffee, touches of chocolate and barley flakes; cindered dry hop wood and a thinner char note back up the finish with tiny tid bits of heat.
Feel is a bit thinner then medium, but seemingly keeps a good smoothness and frothy texture and is favorably roasted. A pretty solid offering from nitro tap for this stout.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark as night with deep amber tinge, Roasted coffee comes off the nose, making me think this should be good. Taste, light body w/roasted bitter finish, and not enough malt to blance it. In the end a bitter version of Guiness w/o the nitro.