Tmoney99 (14609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Draft. Black pour with an moderate frothy light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Solid sweet chocolate toasted malt flavor with a smooth sweet finish of moderate duration. Soild stout.
arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, coffee, nice nutty note into some earth, ashy note into some roasted malt, slight spice. Taste was a mix of roast, coffee, some slight dark fruit, touch of ashy into a hint of anise, slight oaty, coarse malts into a bit acid, slight spice, finishing bitter. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Bottled 2/05/14. Pitch black color. Pours with an overly big fizzing light brown head, most of which stays put. One of those beers where you have to wait for the head to die down before being able to pour the rest of the bottle. Medium body. Kind of rough, stronger carbonation, with a soft texture. Kind of thin mouthfeel overall. Takes awhile for the carbonation to die down, and as it does, this becomes more drinkable and it becomes easier to taste the flavor, though the rough edge never fades.. Some dark chocolate, cocoa, metallic. Light dark fruit. Moderate bitter, kind of tingly light tart taste. Tastes like an off bottle. Not awful, but difficult to drink. Did not finish. Looks like all the tap entries had glowing reviews. Myself and the other guy who rated a bottle seem to be drinking a much different beer than what is on tap. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Growler. Poured deep brown and fairly inky, with a lovely initial cap of khaki head.. the head settled down fairly quickly, but it held well considering it’s from a growler. The aroma picked up sweeter honey and licorice notes, with a slightly green, sour coffee bean accent.. there was an odd, almost bone-warming dark sweetness that I couldn’t place, but really dug.. enjoyed it. The flavor found burnt and ashy dark malts (licorice and coffee for the most part), with dry-roasty black malt bitterness all around and through the finish.. milkier chocolate kicked in on the back and was really tasty.. sticky, bitter, roasty sugars stuck around for a while in the end. Medium-bodied and delightfully dry on the palate.. roasty sourness worked too.. tasty stuff! BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2009
MiBG Summer Fest 2009, Friday Session: Nearly opaque with a small head and oily legs, The aroma has notes of plum, fig, roasted, smoky and chocolate malts, some grassy hops and a hint of espresso. The taste has a good balance of malt and chocolate countered by some fruity notes and a mildly bitter coffee and herbal hop finish. The mouth feel is oily and creamy smooth, quite refreshing for the style. Another well done brew by the folks at Liberty Street. (strange that all 3 of us so far have the exact rating scores for this brew, perhaps we are on to something?)
Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2009
On tap: The aroma consists of a nice blend of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. It’s a dark brown with some orange highlights with a nice khaki head. The flavor starts chocolate that lingers from start to finish and into the aftertaste. The finish has a well balanced roasted coffee presence with just a hint of fruity sweetness. Not overly complex, but very tasty and drinkable. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Roasty, dark malt sweetness, earthy notes. Pours black with a tan headf. Roasty, lightly sweet, more roast. Dry, earthThe flingerinng roast, solidly drinkable. Solid fuck the stupid blackberry don’t know what’s being typed, fucking hoes. A nice beer. y. superspak (5678) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/19/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, wood, slight dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, wood, slight dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from roast/hop bitterness than increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Foreign stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on to style expectations. koleminer20 (3704) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Detroit Zoo Brew! Enjoyed on September 26. The pour is a nice dark brown, almost black, with a off white medium head that fallc down to a ring. The aroma is incredibly roasty. There is a strong chocolate presence and a lot of malt throughout the nose. The flavor is just as you’d expect. A lot of roast, some bitterness as if there is a little coffee there, and some strong cocoa. The malts are probably more powerful than any stout I’ve had in a while. The mouth feel is definitely thin, The carbonation does a nice job helping it feel more velvety than it should. The aftertaste is dry and lingeringly bitter, like a cross of roasted malt and spent coffee. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Nitro tap at the brewery. Should this be a new beer entry? Pours pitch black with a 2 finger thick, creamy head that leaves chunky lacing when it fades. Aroma is very roasty and nutty with some light burnt wood and ashy notes. Taste is really good. Very dense and creamy. Dark roasted coffee, peanuts, burnt wood and very light chocolate. Light sweetness up front and a moderately bitter finish. Medium to thick body, very creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Really good nitro stout. Re-rate 10/22/14 - I’m leaving my rating the same because I really remember this beer being great off of the nitro tap. Had it a couple times since, both on tap and in the bottle, and it’s not as good. It’s not terrible but it’s also not memorable. Probably in the 3.4 range.