Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Thanks to Blake for bringing this. Poured medium brown with a creamy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up roasty sweeter chocolates with flaked oats and a brighter, floral hop character surrounding. The flavor was on the sweet side with roasty chocolate, black malts, and oats going on.. picked up some sharp bitterness on the back. About medium-bodied on the palate with higher carbonation and some lingering bitterness and sweetness on the finish. Solid brew. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Smells very nice. Chocolate, maltiness. Flavor is boring and way watery. After 3 of these brews, I surmise that Hub City Brewery is going nowhere. Bummer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks General_Gao) Large tan head atop black body with dark brown edges. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee/roast, some chocolate, light oatmeal. Taste is medium sweet, roast/coffee, light chocolate, oatmeal, burnt. Light-medium body, light acidity. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Darker brown color. Chocolatey aroma with some roast and milkiness. Creamy flavor with some chocolate, sugar, and coffee. Smooth feel. Decent stout. DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Well, hey there. I just now discovered this new Iowa brewer that’s packaging for retail. All right. How’s the beer?
LilBeerDoctor (3903) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Nice roasty malt aroma from over a foot away when poured, with some light coffee and cocoa note. Black body, thin dwindling head—just not that easy to get a good pour from a bottled stout with no Widget. First taste impression is that it lacks the velvety smoothness of a cask oatmeal stout, having been force carbonated. After that, shows a nice stout, more to the dry side, with a bit of sourness, strong coffee overall. Probably a touch more alcohol than a session stout. Very good early effort shows some room for improvement that I hope they’ll work on.
Bottle courtesy of pepsican. Pours quite black with a small dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasted and burnt malts. Flavor is pretty similar with a sweet finish. Not too complex but drinkable and tasty. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, pleasant, sweet alcohol. Flavor the same, on the sweet side, but the roasted character evens things out. On the thin side for a stout. Still, Solid brew. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of a trade from a while ago (pepsican??). Thanks! Pours a medium-dark chocolate-brown color; thin light tan head with patchy lacing. Basic milk chocolate, roasted malts, and nougat in the aroma; some oat character; lacking density overall. Medium mouthfeel: average levels of carbonation; decent core of chocolate, lightly roasted malts, and coffee upfront; a basic, drinkable stout with standard dark chocolate and roasted character; light at the edges; lacking density, but pretty drinkable and reasonably composed overall. Medium finish: roasted / burnt malts, milk and dark chocolate, and some dry coffee. pineypower (3291) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Thanks to Pepsican for this one. Pours out dark brown with a moderate tan head. Roasted malt comes through on the aroma big time also chocolate makes a solid appearance. Flavor is much like the aroma, roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee in there, the balancing that oatmeal usually brings is missing. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a small fizzy brown head that fell to a wispy partial covering. The nose is dry roasty malt with a heavy chocolate presence, lighter notes of coffee and grainy malt. The flavor is overly roasty giving it a burnt character that isn’t especially pleasant. So much malt bitterness and ashiness that the oatmeal doesn’t shine thru at all. Finishes burnt and bitter like day old coffee that’s been reheated more than once. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a bit too much fizzy active carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Overall, just a bit too bitter and boring.