prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2007
I think a lot of people are tasting this Dry Stout and expecting something sweeter, and then grading it down for not being a Sweet Stout.
Pour is black, with a thick light brown head. Aroma is tar and smoke and asphalt. Very clean on the mouth and in the finish, with some smoky peat in the flavor. A nice balance. sjohnny (627) - - SEP 19, 2012
Not as heavy as I expected but still a full bodied feel. Very smooth. Smokey and delicious. bpreo (2832) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Not the world’s greatest Stout. It’s a very solid taste, and a beer that you could easily drink one after another after another after... AbsoluterZero (11) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Source: 12 oz bottle from local retailer
Aroma: Smells like a lot of dry stouts I’ve had in my day. Just a wee bit of bittersweet chocolate comes through to the nose. Quite pleasant, actually.
Appearance: For all intents and purposes, this beer is is an opaque black. It pours with a finger’s width of khaki colored head.
Taste: Not nearly as bitter as I was expecting. In fact, this stout is quite sweet for a "dry" stout (a very strong chocolate taste to it, slightly lighter caramel notes). Got the lovely malty backdrop I like in a stout of this style, but the unusual sweetness is the star attraction.
Palate: Pretty smooth on the palate. Has a moderately thick body to it. None of the flavors linger too long in the mouth.
Overall: An excellent offering from Furthermore. The sweetness of the beer was a bit surprising, but very welcome. One of the best dry stouts I’ve ever had.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Pours an opaque black with a crown of thick creamy brown foam. Nose is of malt with a hint of smoke. Very creamy on the palate, strong taste of smoked peat, dark roasted malt carmel and pepper assault the taste buds. This beer is packed with flavor. Stands alone as a banquet itself or can be paired with bbq ribs, pulled pork sandwiches or ribeyes or burgers off the grill.
starewich (170) - - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Brown with tan head. Smoke, chocolate, and cappucino, with salt notes. Creamy but not heavy. Definitely one to keep an eye out for. I know of no better dark beer in Wisconsin. wlajwl (6742) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malts, coffee and a small hint of smoke. The flavor is dark fruit, roasted malts, coffee, mild but lingering smokiness and a mildly tangy/acidic finish. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Appearance: dark black with burnt edges. Fluffy khaki head fades rocky with big bubbles mingling amidst mousse-like meringue. Lingers in the shape of a doughnut. Mahogany highlights along bottom. Swirls with khaki clumps and tons of lace.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Nose: smoke, wood chips – cedar comes to mind, burnt wood esters, and dry brittle bakers chocolate chunks. Faint plums and prunes in the back; sweetness of meats then bitter nip of the skins. Black root and black strap molasses mingle with the earthen smoky burnt essence.
Palate: medium mouthfeel and weight with a prominent burnt bitterness. Burnt wood, peat, smoke, and some nicely aged cedar. Dry finish with smoke in the breath. Black root, more wood, black strap molasses charred and tastefully crusty. Brittle chocolates in the back of each quaff. Plum skins linger long with the subtle bitterness found only in the very end while plum meats tantalize along with a sweet chewy dark raisins in middle quaff.
Final Thoughts: if you don’t like peat and you don’t like smoke then you very well may not like this beer. By all means though, don’t let that stop you from trying. I love both so of course I enjoyed the heck out of this beer. Thanks sis!
Thanks to TheISTI for this brew. Pours very dark brown, pretty much black, with a smooth tan head. This thing pours and drinks like an imperial stout, very big flavor, powerful and bold. Massive roasty nose with smoked and earthy characters. Dark chocolate up front woody smoked finish. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 Way underrated. Bottle from Ed at Heritage. Pours jet black with a pillowy tan head. Smells a lot like DFH Palo Santo, brimming with wood chips and smoke. Features more peat than the last three scotch ales I have had combined. Flavors of barley, hazelnut, cream, and bakers cocoa are also present. Silky mouthfeel. Classic label. Well done.