bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Stout from a real local brewery/restaurant. It’s only a few minutes from where I live, but I haven’t been to it yet. Go figure. Strong notes of chocolate and coffee aromas. Pours black with a very thin, tan head. Taste is rich cocoa, with an earthy, coffee finish. Somewhat thick on the palate. Overall, I think this is a solid stout. Carbonation fizzled out at the end, but for a small brew pub, I think this is pretty good.
rubbishystuff (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the pub. A rather dry Sweet stout. Roasted flavors, somewhat smokey. Not bad. Creamy a bit. Serving: Tap (Nitro I think)
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mediocre. Bland and boring for sure. This is some nice flavoring going on but they dissapear is a second. The big kicker for me is it way to watery. Pours black with almost no head. Just weak over all. Has awesome potential but missing the mark on a few things. This finish on this is almost nonexistent. Unfortunate.
sherm1016 (1202) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can courtesy of dwm1034. Thanks! Pours a jet black color with a small tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Medium-heavy body on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, roasty, coffee, a little smokey, with a mild bitter finish. A nice stout.
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz can... murky black with a light tan head, gone quickly... aroma is boring and light, chocolate, roast... really boring taste, ash at first, with a hint of chocolate... blah, not worth having again
bpreo (1906) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Not as good as I expected out of the can, but it was warm, fresh off the shelf, so I’ll let ’em chill this evening and crack another tonight.
After a second helping, I take back most of what I said above, this beer is a real wonder. Great job all around!
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can...gift from Lyle...thanks! Pours dark with moderate head....almost black with reddish tinge to edges. Mild coffee / maybe some dark chocolate as well....decent flavor...not as ’full bodied’ as the promo...but a good one....have 5 more cans in bmst...will try again...and take to the lake for a sampler....
crossovert (8600) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can.
It pours a thick, dark black with a frothy tan head that is short-lived and leaves a bit of lacing.
The smell is moderately roasty with hints of caramel, cocoa, smoke, malt, and alcohol. The smell could be heavier though.
The flavor is decent. It has a noticeable roasty flavor along with some basic white sugar. It is noticeably thin though which detracts a lot from it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-18-2011 01:27:59
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 3/9/11 from a 12oz can purchased at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Pours opaque deep brown, almost black, with a thick brown head that slowly recedes to a nice collar of lace, leaving lace along the inside of the glass. The nose is dark malt, smokey, chocolate, espresso, and a bit of nuttiness. The flavor is molasses and dark malt up front, moving to dark chocolate, espresso, light vanilla, burnt bitterness, and a bit of smoke. The body is full with light carbonation and a long dark roast and smokey finish.
LinusStick (2932) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blah. A boring and bland stout. Aroma was weak. A slight alcohol presence with a hint of dark chocolate. Pour was a flat black with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was weak and watery. Not much flavor unless you get a mouthful and even then it’s weak. Coffee, dark roasted malt and not much else. Turns to water mid swallow. Very light carbonation that leaves quickly.