DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Not too strong of an aroma, but the flavor was nicely full-bodied, with a raisin-y / coffee taste. Recommended!
I had a bottle at the Water Street Brewery (in Milwaukee), unsure if local stores carry it. heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Attractive aroma, touch of hop perfume as well as some roasted and sweet grain smells. Nice smooth malt flavor, nice tongue coating oatiness, percievable roast charater. Strong chocolate malt character. Very good sweet stout. A touch overcarbonated. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Appearance: dark black color, with reddish tinges, under a thick, toasted tan head. Aroma: magnificent! Richly roasted, deep and dark, with hints of anise and chocolate, whiskey, even, I very much enjoyed this smell and kept my snoot in it for as long as I could bear.
Marvelous presence on the palate, nicely carbonated, good hops, but the flavor leaves too quickly, and the body thins out too fast. The promise found in the aroma isn’t quite delivered in full in the flavor. Medium to full body, with less of a finish than I’d like. Too mellow, with too bare a flavor.
I found myself loving it at the start, and less pleased while I was drinking it. If not for that, this would be an oatmeal stout I’d be most happy to have around, day-in, day-out!
piscator34 (2622) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Opaque with a great aroma of chocolate chip cookie dough! Flavor is a little simplistic... sweetl malt and chocolate with a bit of oat. It got a little cloying near the end, but this is some fairly good stuff. NachlamSie (3536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours fairly black with an attractive, dense tan head. Aroma has a bit of piny hops, but mostly showcases coffee, brown sugar, and a touch of mocha. Nice toasty flavor profile with hints of almonds, chocolate, a bit of the gas-station-"cappuccino machine"-concoction. Nice and creamy all around, good balance, even a very subtle hop tap at the end. The mouthfeel is superb for a beer of medium density such as this. The carbonation is reasonably low and the beer seems to just flow alongside my palate like silk. Good work here.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2008
black with small tan head, aromas of coffee’ chocolates, and burnt malts, tastes of grains, hops, coffee and chocolates very smooth and creamy,medium bodyeasy drinking esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
Dark black with medium thin head. Aroma of oatmeal, coffee, roasted malts. Sweet malt taste of caramel and oatmeal. Smooth and creamy with very little bitterness. DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
A very nice stout. Tasty and full bodied. A nice standard bearer for Gray’s XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Has awesome sweet coffee roast scents. Has some nice coffee with sweet after taste, light meaty flavors from the mix.
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An old favorite....pours almost black with a reddish tinge; sweet / burnt (good thing) taste; sweet nose. Hints of coffee and chocolate to me...a good one...will have another