Headbanger (2974) - 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 (1847) - 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 (1013) - 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 (7001) - 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.
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 (4362) - 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 I’m upset. Artificially smoothed out palate and fake creaminess. Decent coffee/espresso flavors with a bitter finish on the dry side. Just alright.