shrubber85 (11460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft. Light wood/ash and chocolate malt aroma. Black-brown with small head. Light chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal/ash flavor. Nice, solid stout. BelgianBeerGal (4086) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Nitro draft as flight in Ludington. Great looking beer with a tight head that lasts. Nice coffee and roasted malt aroma. Silky mouthfeel. Cold espresso flavor with some lasting bitterness. Well done. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Draft at Jamesport, Ludington. Deep, nearly opaque red-brown body, medium tight tan head. Dry, roasty nose with coffee and hints of dark chocolate. The body follows the nose, with emphasis on roasted coffee beans, light woodiness, and very little sweetness. Tasty. mmmbeer (1426) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
5 oz. sample on 5-20-12 (Flight 1)- hearty coffee and charred malt on the nose, solid black color. Hits the mouth with a deep and wide body, malt was burnt to hell but it loved every minute of it, some very light sweetness in the middle, finish is bittering and stingingly acidic. Loved this one. LilBeerDoctor (3997) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick chocolatey head. Aroma of roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt with less chocolate. Palate is a little too sweet and wearing. Just ok for me.
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Sampled at the restaurant last January. Pours a dark black with a beige brown thin head. Light aromas of roasted malts. Burnt chocolate roasted malt flavors that are slightly watery. Finishing with dry chocolate and a touch of heat. Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Part of a sampler at the restaurant. I note that I had a cold when I visited and could not get a great sample of the aroma of the beers that I sampled. Very black color with almost no aroma (see above). Very bland for a stout.gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2007 Total Score: 3
Part of a sampler at the restaurant. I note that I had a cold when I visited and could not get a great sample of the aroma of the beers that I sampled. Very black color with almost no aroma (see above). Hint of coffee taste. So-so stout.
Had this one on draught as part of the sampler at the brewpub in Ludington, Michigan. Opaque black pour with a thick, light brown head, lots of soy sauce and chocolate in the nose, followed up with bitter coffee, cherries and more soy sauce. Very strong finish. Good stout. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
Served with nitrogen. Black pour with ruby highlights and a medium creamy light brown head. Weak aroma of roasted malt. Mild flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. The body is light with a creamy texture provided mostly by the nitrogen and soft carbonation. hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Toasted barley aroma but not super complex aroma. Chocolate and roasty barley and oats in the flavor. The coffee roastiness grows as you drink. Though the temp is a little cold it is still really flavorful. Dark black with a diminishing off-white head and good lacing. Medium to thin body, good dry finish.