gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Guinness but better. Darkish brown with more of a small lacing than a head. A bit flat with a malty thickish mouth feel. Very creamy with roosted nuts and the standard coffee. Sharp bitter finish. Straight forward and tasty.
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
this is stock. normal stout pour.......not near the carbination of guinness. creamy coconut flavor mixed with really strong/slightly sour coffee. Fair. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
black body. roasted grain, toast ,sunflower seeds, and smoke in the nose. flavor of smoked malt, big grain, burnt toast..slightly bitter finish with a touch of dry cocoa powder..nicely done..the roasted malts are used well here BeautyandBeast (10) - - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown body. beige head. Dry roasty, with notes of coffee. Soft body with bitter roast, coffee, grain, and some semi-sweet caramel notes. Dry but rich, finishing with dry roast. A tasty, well-made dry stout. Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. Deep opaque brown body, thin discontinuous beige head. Dry roasty, grainy nose with notes of coffee. Soft body with bitter roast, coffee, grain, and some semi-sweet caramel notes. Dry but rich, finishing with light woody acidity. A tasty, well-made dry stout.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
bottle. deep brown/ black pour, great full aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hint of coffee, Flavor follows up aroma smoothly & as expected. Medium body, great flavor. nice beer Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a deep brown bordering on black. Thin tan head and some pretty decent lacing. Nose brings roasted malt, coffee, hints of chocolate, some woody character, and a bit of nuttiness. Taste is mostly comprised of roasted malt but some coffee and smoke also exist. Feel is dry with good carbonation. Drinks pretty well and is a good example of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-11-2010 skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Label read Michael Faricy’s stout. 12 oz sample bottle froma vendor. Poured very dark with a light tannish head. It smelled of coffee with hints of chocolate, and tasted more of the same, only slightly bitter at the end. It felt heavy on the palette. It was quite drinkable for a heavy stout. jgb9348 (6581) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pitch black coloured body with a very thin cream coloured head that fades very fast. Aroma of coffee, dry roasted malt, cream, milk and a touch of peat - nice smell. Medium-bodied; Pungent roasted malt with a lot of cream and milk soon afterwards. Aftertaste shows a little coffee, a lot of roasty flavours and good sweetness as the balance. Overall, a good dry stout, definitely nothing amazing, but well balanced and a crisp beer - as intended. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 16-January-2011 for US$1.89 sampled at home in Washington on 25-January-2011. hopscotch (11419) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Draft… RBSG 2010… Pours black and mostly clear with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The aromatics present mocha and vanilla. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Nutty, mocha, burnt flavor. Bitterness really steps up to the plate. Singed, bitter finish.