Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Re-Rate (11/3/07): On draught at the brewery’s Garage Pub taproom, pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick light tan head that slowly disipates to a fine film and ring top. Aroma of dark roasted malt, some chocolate malt, and toffee. Taste is medium to full bodied, smooth, creamy with just a hint of carbonation. Flavors picked up were chocolate malt, roasted oatmeal and a touch of coffee. Finish is slightly chalky at first and then a smooth and creamy, semi-sweet dark malt flavor. Happy to have made the trip and try this stout fresh.
Original rating: (10/14/07) Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, MN. Infected bottle; try again.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting
clear dark red, fine beige head,
sweet butterscotch aroma,
tart malt flavor, touch of sweetness from the dyactyl, light roasted survives to add bitterness,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 4/20
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz, no date. Black with a small tan head, low retention. Aromas of oatmeal, milk chocolate, light hazelnut, butterscotch, and some ashy roast. Flavor was much more ashy than I figured it would be. There was also an added tang that bordered vinegar that was entirely too up front. Infected? Gone were the oatmeal, hazelnut and butterscotch. Nosing this some more I can pick out some of the sour tang vinegar that I couldn’t earlier. Bitterness was pretty low throughout. Medium thin body--too thin for an oatmeal--with minimal carbonation. I think this is my first Montana beer. Hooray.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lowe end stout. Metalic, acidic, aspects detact. Oily, grainy, and sour notes. Why bother?
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-A dark black body with no head and an aroma of dark roasted malt and coffee. Taste of heavy carbonation with a dark roasted malt and coffe flavor. Has potential but still not bad.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitch black coloured body with a very large light brown head that seems to last and last. Aroma of prunes, plums, raisins, roasted malt and plastic wrap. Medium-bodied; Strong metallic and bloody flavours running strong up front followed by bitter malt, roasted nuts and a light spiceyness. Aftertaste is completely bittered - nice on the palate with little else going on. Overall, a decent beer, I was expecting a bit more from this one, but not a horrible choice, ESPECIALLY in the south midwest. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Joe’s Place in Norman, Oklahoma on 27-March-2007.
markas101 (1747) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Black colour with red hues coffee/malt aroma. Full bodied, nice finish. pretty good stout.
TAR (2389) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chocolate mahogany. Dirty-white head vanishes into a solid ring of small bubbles. Diacetyl and phenols overshadow the charcoal malts and subtle fruitiness. Hint of toasted oats, lactose and dark chocolate. Extremely loose carbonation fizzles away on the tongue. Slightly tacky and oily. Unfiltered. Acidic and sharply grainy, though some softer caramel notes develop with time. Graininess persists, as does the diacetyl, and no malt depth ever comes to the fore. Finishes grainy and lightly dotted with burnt malt hulls, along with a simplistic lingering cola-like sweetness coupled with a faint metallic twang. Pretty poorly made and way too shallow and grainy for me to enjoy.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JAN 21, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a watery red-brown and I’m able to see through the bottom of the glass. Hardly any head, just hangs around the glass. Smells lactic, balsamic vinegar, charred hamburger. Taste is tart cherries, bitter lactose, pencil shavings and some sweet chocolate. Tastes like somebody filled my glass half way with a Flemish sour before I poured this. jgb9348 brought this to me, cheers!
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black color with a thin cream head. Roasted barley springs from the aroma. A hint of chocolate as well. Kind of watered down taste. Some dark chocolate and roasted malt notes. Expected this to have a thicker "oatmeal" flavor. Seems like a summer time stout. Not heavy bodied at all.