phaleslu (10673) - 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 (14985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Draft sample at Great Crescent.
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. ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2008
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 (3790) - 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...