tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2012
bottle the aroma is of sweet malt and little hops..do get some roastiness out of it...the flavor is of the same sweet malt flavor with dark roasty malt..medium bodied beer. not great but not bad. murphym45 (779) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle from the Bavarian Inn at Frankenmoth. Pours brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is malty, a bit of roast, some grain. Body is on the lighter side with some toasted malt. Finishes dry and malty, on the lighter side, not bad. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
bottle shared by murphym - dark brown/ black pour, no head. Some grany notes, light roasty chocolate, tingly carbonation with some sweet syrup. A little fake tasting and thin body. meh. Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2010
Pours dark as expected. The taste is a bit strong with coffee, with malt undertones. A worthwhile attempt, but not awe inspiring. deyholla (12676) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Bottle from the brewery. Poured a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma was full of malts leading to a grainy aroma. Flavor was full of sweet grains but an awkward acidic taste comes into the taste towards the end and finishes dry.
JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Dogbrick. Pours darkest brown with a medium off-white head. Sweet and malty aroma with some hop. Smells like a good sweet stout. Flavor is sweet up front with a somewhat dry finish, but the flavor disappears really quick. Dogbrick (14391) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle from the wine shop at Bavarian Inn. The beer pours dark brown with a thin and foamy beige head that recedes slowly. Sticky sheet of lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasty with notes of malt and chocolate. Medium body that gets progressively thinner. There is a roasty chocolate malt character with traces of hops. The finish is dry with a roasted coffee aftertaste that is short-lived. Decent overall. UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Very smooth and not very carbonated. Dark with out much of head. Little roasty and a little chocolate. I liked it. sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle. The pour is dark mahogany brown with a thin white lacy head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee and roasty malt. Flavor is similar, but with a bitter grainy finish that’s not entirely pleasant. (As mentioned below, definitely very ashy.) Body is a little watery. All around "meh" with this one. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2007
12 oz bottle 10/24/07: Dark brown w/ ruby highlights and a thin, but lasting light beige head. Very, very roasty malt aroma with some chocolate & caramel and a lightl toasty malt muted by dark grains. Clean of esters. Roaste grainy flavor up front, but burnt and acrid causing bitterness and astringency... Also slighly metallic. Lighty oxidized w/ a burnt stale malt finish that is semi dry. Aftertaste is highly burnt & bitter from dark grains... Unpleasant to my palate! Lighty floral hop in the aftertaste, mostly just burnt & bitter. Biting CO2, but smooth once it settles a bit on the tongue, with a lighter body. Too burnt and bitter for me! Oxidation doesn’t help matters, but just not overly enjoyable on my palate. Pleaseant enough aroma, but just not a huge fan.