phaleslu (10747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2012
16 oz. can shared by bsuedekum- thanks, Blake! Pours a dark, opaque brown with a small tan ring for a head. Looks a lot like the Coconut Porter, but just a bit darker. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and earth - simple but solid. The flavor has the same profile, with dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts, but also a little bit of metallic character. The roast lingers along with that. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. I can’t tell if it’s my mind, the cans, or if they’re ending up with metallic notes in every beer. Otherwise, I think they’re very good. clarkybsu (6) - Cicero, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
Draft sample at Great Crescent. One of the best tasting stouts I’ve had in a long time. The roast character is present but is reserved and in balance, as it should be. This is a very easy drinking stout that I could have two or three of in a sitting and not be overpowered. Highly recommend this stout to people who are not typically stout drinkers or dark beer fans. Tmoney99 (15034) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Draft sample at Great Crescent. ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Poured dark brown with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee malt aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture. Solid roasted balanced flavor with a smooth average bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met.
Light chocolate in the aroma. Nearly opaque appearance. I like that the flavor was in an arc shape, not a punch in the mouth. Creamy palate. Drinkable, but with plenty of character, nice. shigadeyo (3796) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2008
11/15/2008: Great Crescent Stout is very dark brown with a tan/brown crown. The aroma and flavor both present roasted malt and coffee. This beer is smooth and has a medium-body. Overall this is a robust, roasty, and very easy to drink stout.
Draught sample at Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora, Indiana. Rating #1 for this beer...