ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 24, 2003
Had this at the brewpub while visiting Cleveland last weekend for the Disturbed concert. The waitress told me the was "to Die for" and she wasn't far off the mark. Nose of anise, toasted malt, caramel and oats, and Irish cream. The brew is solid black. The thick bone NoS head is of course ultra creamy, fully lasting and has good lacing. The flavor is sweet and roasted. The full body is syrupy, almost flat and finishes dry. Excellent. Dogbrick (12910) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2005
On draught at the brewpub. Pours pitch black with a thick and frothy light tan head. Sticky rings of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium-bodied and very creamy, with a nice roasted coffee character. Dark chocolate, malt and hops flavors are nicely balanced. The finish is dry and lightly hoppy. I have had 2 excellent Dry Stouts recently (Cadillac Mountain being the other) that have reminded me what a great beer style this can be. This is a keeper. TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
This beer is very black with a very nice tan head. The aroma and taste have a lot of roast, and a bit of chocolate coffe in them. The body is thicker than the other stouts GLBC makes, and the finish is a nice lasting bitter flavor. But overall I think it is the weakest of the GLBC stouts. Also the alcohol content is lower than expected. ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Served with nitrogen. Black with a tan head. Aroma and flavor both have a roast coffee presence, along with dark chocolate. Dry finish. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2003
This was the first beer at had at the Great Lakes Brewery. What a treat. Pitch black beer with thick head. This stout was full flavored and slightly smokey. Dry finish. Obsolutely outstanding.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
on Tap @ GLBC, black beer, looks like guinness, tastes a hell of a lot better... nice smooth mouthfeel perfect for a dry stout, roasty flavors that was great. Really enjoyed trying this one TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Always worth the trip. The pour is a deep black with a nearly white frothy head. Looks much like a Guiness. The aroma is of deep roasted malts with a hint of sweat coffee. The flavor is not at all like a Guiness, the malts are stronger and the flavor of coffee is fairly pronounced though out the tasting. The finish is quickly, but the malt leaves a bit of an aftertaste. Very good stout. Very good. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
On draft at the brewpub. To me, this is about as fine an example of a dry stout as one can expect. I believe this is my first 5 for appearance. It was just so sumptuous looking - opaque, thick, oily, with a perfect inch of cafe au lait head sitting contentedly on top of the brew. Strong but not overpowering roasted barley in the nose. And the taste lasted forever, with the roasts coming in initially but rounded by a nicely complex malt flavor, thick and chewy oatmeal, and a superbly creamy mouthfeel. Truly enjoyable. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2003
My mouth watered when I saw waitress bringing this one - dark black with a milk chocolate froth head. I wasn't disappointed - full bodied and full of flavor. Thick curtains of lace. While the typical roasted flavors were in there along with a hint of licorice, it seemed that the sweetness was more dominant. The finish was very dry and short - no loitering in this glass! The most interesting thing to me was that my wife stole more than a couple of sips - she usually doesn't like beer and especially dislikes any bitterness or coffee notes. Hmmmm, very unusual. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Black pour, great almond nitro head. Roasted malts in the aroma. Flavors are roasted malts all the way, chocolate, some coffee, almost smokiness to it, maybe some oats in the silky mouthfeel. Dry but not too dry because of the great mouthfeel form the nitro and even lightly hopped. This beer was perfect for it’s style.