Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Goose Island Stoutfest. Nitro pour.. very deep brown with a cascading creamy beige head. Nose was of roasty chocolate, light coffee, and a little spiciness (possibly rye). Flavor picked up dry dark chocolate and coffee and was quite nice. Medium-bodied and smooth on the palate.. with a grainy feel at times. Bitter coffee finish. Tasty!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub (nitro). Lovely snowflake lacing in the glass, jet black with lasting smooth head...bitter chocolate and a bit of old grape in the nose, quite pleasant and balanced...but in the body, its lactic and rather sour, the bitter chocolate/espresso/wine characteristics donít gel very smoothly...mouthfeel rather vapid with a lingering bitter finish overawing the thin body. This one really is killed by the nitro, Iím afraid.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Coloring with Tan Skin. Coffee and Oats Aroma. Coffee Roasts and Dry Oats...Dry Oaty Aftertaste with a Creamy Yet Somehow Feels Thin. Solid Stout and Very Drinkable One at That.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with no head. Dry bourbon aroma. Bitter taste with a dry finish. Very good hit of tobacco. Also tried on cask, which was heaven. It has the consistancy of thick whipping cream.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro-infused...already Iím upset. Artificially smoothed out palate and fake creaminess. Decent coffee/espresso flavors with a bitter finish on the dry side. Just alright.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick & black with a lasting tan head. Big coffee... ALL coffee roasted bitterness in aroma & flavor, with sweet, sweet smoke. Oily mouthfeel with drying bitterness emerging late. For as powerful as it seemed, it went down silk-smooth. Iíll have this again when I go back and Iíll quite possibly bring some home.
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DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body. Light aroma: coffee beans and oatmeal oilyness along with a touch of bakerís chocolate. The flavor takes on a more chocolatey character (with dark cherry highlights). Light coffee beans, too, and a touch of bourbon. Dry finish.
Hand pull notes: Much more interesting than the regular nitro version. Fishy, oily black malts, and dark chocolate in the aroma. Similar tart flavors. Lemon, vinegar, oatmeal cookies, and black patent malt finishing with dusty black malt. Medium-light mouthfeel. The cask aging adds a nice tart dimension to the beer. 8 3 7 2 14
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like a stout with a medium head. The nose has got some coffee and cream. The taste is just about the same however I get a little more malts and a little more chocolate. Not bad, but not great either.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick and dark with a coffee-tinged nose and flavor. Really tasted like an iced coffee. Good, a strong but not perfect stout.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on draught in Lake Barrington, Illinois. Completely opaque black color with a noticable head, chocolate, coffee, malt, baked bread in the finish, milky mouthfeel, quite sweet for a stout. A typical, yet good, stout.