kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/20/2007Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2007
solid black, fine beige head,
light roasted malt aroma,
creamy oily oatmeal body,
dry roasted malt flavor, lots of dark chocolate character, light bitterness in the finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Deep opaque brown body, thin buff head. Rich roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate notes and coffee. Dry, slightly acrid roasted malt body, with the above noted coffee and dark chocolate characteristics. Light, creamy palate. A nice dry stout, with a soft palate and light sweetness that balances out the roasted malts. DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Sampler. Finally, a stout on tonight’s beer tasting journey. Roasty coffee and chocolate sits right up front in the nose, daring you to push them aside and find any other flavors. They’re also full force in the taste. There is some roast grain astringency, but luckily not too much. Good dry stout finish. Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
Very dark pour with hints of roast caramel and chocolate. Some coffee bittterness in tyhe finish for a very good stout Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006
From the tap this poured a solid black, clear arounbd the edges, with a modest head quickly transformed into a ring. The aroma has lightly roasted malts, some bittersweet chocolate, and roasted coffee beans. I found it to be a tad thin. The flavor reflects the nose and had the addition of a burnt nut bitterness. It finishes on a lightly bitter coffee note.
JFGrind (2043) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2006
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Freshness of this stout made it an instant winner with me. well done stout, black as night medium bodied with caramel, chocolate and coffee flavors blended to satisfy. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Dark with a thin tan head brownish almost. Nose is liquorice with a bit of coccoa and cofee, i want to say that there is some kind of oatmeal in there too but I dont really think so. The taste is flat with a hint of more chocolate but doesnt really go anywhere. Overall, uninteresting. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Opaque and nearly black in color with a tan wisp for the head. Aroma is cocoa powder, instant coffee and dark chocolate. Nice rich, bitter flavor. A little acidity seers at the corners but flavor is fairly confident. Bygones. Medium bodied, prevailing with mocha roasted coffee flavors and an ensuing bitterness in the finish. Good, solid rendition. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 On tap at the brewpub on 6/20/07: Rich opaque appearance has a roasty dark chocolate nose. Nice smooth roasty flavor with some earthy dark caramel presence. A nice stout.
muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2004
GABF 2004: Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and a touch of roasted malt. Starts lightly sweet turning a touch drier toward the bland finish. This could use a touch more body and complexity, but is still a smooth drinking beer. I do expect a little more out of my stouts though...
Sample at the brewpub. Pitch-black, lasting dull brown head. Thick, creamy, full-bodied mouthfeel. MOR stout nose (chocolate-bitter coffee); rich, espressive flavor profile, with semi-sweet chocolate, raisins, sour cherries making themselves known. Long bitter finish...just enough dryness. Very lovely.