MavDunk (140) - - MAY 14, 2017 schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent beer. A classic English style Oatmeal Stout, with an almost black color. Full-bodied with chocolate and coffee overtones and a roasty flavor. I think I found a new favorite beer.
Pours cola black with tan head. Scent is coffee with some nutty components. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Finish is very crisp and abrupt. Body is medium and smooth. Easy drinking beer for a stout. Nothing incredible in the taste but good nonetheless. commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 Tap at the source in Duluth. Pint glass pour in nitro. Cola brown with a healthy tan head. Nice lacing. Nose is assertive coffee with a chocolate undertone. Taste is mild but leans on its coffee tendencies. Some sweetness definitely comes through. Silky smooth mouthfeel like a glass of thick chocolate milk. Lasting bitterness at the end but not to its detriment. It?s pretty good but nothing all that special. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #43. Draught pint at Sir Benedict’s in Duluth, MN, August 2008. Near-opaque black, moderate bit of head, slow-diminishing, little lace...roasty, lightly chocolaty nose, decent enough if unexciting...flavor profile however is flat, dull, cardboard with little of interest...sweet, a bit of roast, but little to describe...overcarbonated and thin on the finish. drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Rather bland in all regards. I did get a little roast in the nose and a some sweet malt in flavor; not much else. Body’s a touch thin. Forgettable. Hoprider (778) - DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
Pours clear dark brown with a frothy beige head. The nose surprises with the fact that this smells more like a nutty brown ale than a porter. Anyhow.. Hazelnut, malt, chocolate powder but all very restrained and thinish. The taste is also on the weaker side again with nuts and maybe a German bock quality.. I’m missing some body and roasted omph! An easy drinker..
vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2015
Black with foamy tan head. Light roasted malt on the nose. Taste- smooth semi-sweet chocolate and coffee along with just a very light roasted malt profile. Very light and drinkable stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ratman197 (15612) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and bitter chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty chocolate finish. ChrisSc (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Sampler at brewery
Pours very dark black. Small tan head.
Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Nice nose.
Taste is mildly bitter. Not bad.
Palate is on the thinner side. Rich texture. Short finish. MNAle (234) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
From a bottle with no date code (black mark to you, Lake Superior). Very dark / black with a tan, small head. Smokey & sweet malt aroma with a hint of fruit. Very light carbonation, as befits the brewer’s description of this as an English style stout. Smokey roastiness and fruit dominates the initial taste, followed quickly by a sweet maltiness. Smooth and mild, with a slightly subtle bitter aftertaste. This beer is all about the malts. But, then, with no date code, how would I know? The brewer lists no ABV, but it has a bit of a boozy taste, so I would guess it at 6-7% (annoying to not have this information on the label.). Mouth feel is moderate, with a nice creaminess to it. Overall, I enjoyed this beer a lot. Lake Superior: please provide more information on the label (date, ABV, IBU, etc.). The six pack carton advises, "For maximum freshness, keep refrigerated." First, no, don’t drink this at typical American refrigerator temperature. This beer is definitely better at English pub temperatures, maybe 50-55 degrees F at the coolest. Second, the concern by the brewer for freshness is a bit ironic given they do not date code. Regardless of my pseudo-rant, I like this beer and will be buying more from time to time. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, pours dark with a beige head slightly sweet taste of chocolate, oatmeal, and roasted malt, okay stout.