tmoreau (2575) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black/brown pour with a brownish tan, bubbles and cream head, that reduced gradually to a ring and film, and left some good waves and spots of lacing. The aroma was light grain, roastiness, mocha, and molasses. The flavor added some light smokiness, moderate hop bitterness, medium body, and a lively carbonation that restricted the body from feeling any fuller on the palate. A decent brew nonetheless.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap pour at GLBF, dark brown with off white head. Aroma was thin, with some oat, roast, and a hint of chocolate. Thin on the palate, touch of oat and roasted malt, finishing a bit bitter and pretty weak. Not like the rest of the reviews, unless I had a bad sample...but really didn’t impress.
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 (3388) - 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 (1871) - 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.