hutch914199 (107) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2001
The Mircrobreweries of Wisconsin are making better, and better beer, and this is a great example, rich flavor, smooth finish. hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Full of fizzy, noisome carbonation, much like a soda pop. In fact, it smells almost like a cola if you will it. But mostly it smells like chocolate and vanilla. My favorite thing about stouts is dipping my nose in them to get that roasted grain goodness to pervade my nostrils. Some hop phenols, harsh tannins, tree bark, grass, and, of course, coffee are all detectable. Caramel is a big player in this beer and that turns me off; I don’t like sweet stouts. It otherwise has a good mouthfeel: thin and sluggable. Overall, not an impressive beer. jarlbartar (89) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Poured a black body with a small and quickly gone head. Aromas of light coffee and cream with some sweet malt. Tasted of medium roasted malts and left a coffee and underripe banana aftertaste. A thin bodied stout that seemed pretty basic without much going on. Easy drinking. Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Pours not quite black with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly. Very light or thin aroma with coffee and burned oak. Flavor is immediately coffee and roast malt with notes of cacao and a flinty wood flavor. The flavor is somewhat thin, like an English Porter, but quite palatable; somewhat dry, but not sour like Guinness. Good attempt by a local Brewery. 86Moose (62) - - NOV 19, 2011
Malt has toasty cereal aroma. Black appearance. Thin tan head. Bitter to sweet finish. Full body.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
I should exempt myself from rating this beer, coming as I do from the stouty NW. Back when I was a grad student at Madison, though, I useta love to sit at the student union and drink this, watching the poor health nuts swimming in the lake. I’d generally call it a good stout, but on a summer day at the student union, it’s great. Adverse2Bitter (35) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Nice littlie stout. Sweets and clean. Really sweet. Not so much on the chocolate front. Gives Lefts hands mike stout a run for its money at 40% less. I will buy a 6 pack for sure. Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2012
A dry beer, with chocolate undertones, a bit of fizz and somewhat tart aftertaste. It does pour and look good, but was lighter tasting than I expected. Not much of an aroma either. It makes for a cheap and decent oatmeal stout (under $9 for a 6-pk), but I don’t think Samuel Smith has much to worry about. Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Brown pour, small tan head. Not offensive, but nothing of great character. I would distinguish this as a stout for non-stout drinkers. A palatable beer suited for a quick thirst quencher on a hot day. Tastes like a decent stout that was mixed 50/50 with water. Again, not offensive. jkane (21) - USA - MAY 19, 2005
Possibly the best beer anywhere in the world. I really like oatmeal stouts, and this beer consistantly is an example of the way to make them right.