Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, tannish beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, but a little light. Rich and smooth, oatmeal chocolates with a moderate roast. A bit smoky as well. Flavor is nice. Sweet and smooth, rich chocolates up front with a bit of a milky chocolate taste as well. Good amount of balancing roasts with a light smoke help finish this off with a light bitterness that dries and leaves a lingering aftertaste. Full body, creamy, and very smooth. Overall, a solid, very drinkable stout. Rich, sweet, and creamy with a solid roast balance. Not bad.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep and dark pour at the brewery from the tap. Nice deep cocoa flavor with almost a milk like feel. Finishes with decent roast and a good lingering dry cocoa flavor.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is deep opaque black with a thin sticky brown head...smell is lightly sweet with lots of chocoalte notes....thick mouthfeel with lots of roasty chocolate flavors...generally sweet....nice....
Headbanger (3325) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle(10/99)-A black body with a nice big tan head and an aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and toffee. Taste of the same. A nice tasting stout.
RSRIZZO (1855) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this beer on 9/15/1999. Color is black. Head looked thick and tight. Taste is medium/heavy body with a nice roasted flavor. Over all I think its a good Stout.
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
solid as balls. lots of chocolate in the aroma. pitch dark with a great dense brown head. balanced and smooth. medium bodied with lots of chocolate malt character. some hop bittering in the finish. good stuff.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(04.25.06) On tap at Onion Brewpub, Barrington, IL Poured opaque black-brown with a large creamy tan head. No discernable carbonation. Roasted coffee in the nose. Medium bodied stout that starts with light malt sweetness. Coffee/chocolate/roasted malt flavors. Long finish with lingering light roasted malt bitterness. Smooth and full of complex flavors. This is one awesome stout, one of my favorite Onion beers. Brought home a growler to enjoy.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the brewpub. Pours black with a rocky brown head. Chocolate up front followed by roasts and coffee. Better than expected. On a side note I bypassed the nitro version and judging by some of the reviews below it was a wise move.
Ughsmash (7158) - 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 don’t gel very smoothly...mouthfeel rather vapid with a lingering bitter finish overawing the thin body. This one really is killed by the nitro, I’m afraid.