peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010Iphonephan (6950) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Was served with a "good luck with that" from the bartender. Deep brown with a thin tan head. Very low carbonation. Nice roasty nose with chocolate and a bit of ash. Quite sour, more than expected. I was constantly debating if the problem was astringency or sourness. Either too much acid malt or black patent. Quite forward and balanced.
On nitro draft at the brewpub in Champaign. Pours a clear deep cola with a creamy tan head. Leather aroma. Flavors of chocolate and coffee. Bitter roast finish. Carlisle (733) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Chocolate aroma. Dark black color with tan head. Chocolate flavor with bitter finish. Fizzy; slightly light mouthfeel.
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Tap. Pours opaque black with a large creamy tan head that dissipates very slowly and leaves great coating lacing. Very typical presentation for a nitro stout. Aroma is quite roasty, notes of ash, and really smells like some lactose is present as well. Flavor follows, light sweet, medium bitter, roasty. Medium body. Perhaps sweeter than typical for the style; kind of straddling the dry/sweet stout boundary, but its still a nice beer on its own merits. I quite liked this example, not sure why it is getting so bashed here. Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
GI Stout Fest 2014. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Light body. Slight tang to it. Crazy dry finish. charule (2257) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Stoutfest 2014. Black pour thick tan head. Very oaty, roasty aroma, drying taste. decent
kaser (6217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft pour at destihl dry burnt leaves taste. Smoky. Chocolate and cocoa taste. Good stout jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Sampled at Destihl. It poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma was roasty dry with chocolate and black malt. The taste was roasty astringent malt with some chocolate and a bitter finish. Good stuff. hayduke (5188) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
On tap in a sampler. Came in the glass dark brown with a dark head. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts. Some bitterness in the finish. All the parts are there but something seemed missing. Good flavor but maybe drinking 12 beers at one sitting was too much. DuffMan (10271) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
On tap @ Champaign location. Quite dark, nearly opaque, with a thick creamy nitro head. Low roasty aroma, killed somewhat by the nitro. Dry and roasty with a touch of ash and old coffee grounds. Creamy mouthfeel (nitro). Not bad. rubbishystuff (2521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 I was generally disappointed by Destihl. I’ll give another chance. This stout was one of the more acceptable beers. A little too bitter though. Too much black patent? Serving: Tap