johnnyalways (8) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2010 does not count
Holy moley what a stout, this beer simply knocked my socks off. Makes it worth the drive out to Plymouth alone. Like most beers at Liberty it will mess you up if you don’t watch yourself. Winlose? jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2011
on draft at the brewpub. Finally! A craft stout that’s *not* on a nitro tap! Pleasnt aroma of roasted barley, some malt sweetness and a nice green cascade-like hops bitterness. Not strictly citrus and pine, so it must be a combination of hops but it’s very balanced. Light tan head with some nice sticky lacing stuck to the glass as its smooth medium-full body works its way empty (perhaps time for another?). Plenty of roast and charred wood in the finish and leaves a savory and slightly smoky taste on the palate. Quite a nice stout, hopefully something Liberty produces regularly. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
thanks riversideak! dry mineral aroma, jet black, strong tan head. little mushroom earthiness up front, grows in dark roasty body, finishes aggressive and intense. great weight, chewy. 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. superspak (5584) - 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.
flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a fluffy dark tan head. Aroma is very rich and creamy with lots of roasted character, coffee, cocoa. Flavor is also quite roasty and creamy with notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of dark fruit. Roasty finish with a touch of bitter hops. Excellent job! Pailhead (6539) - 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. 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?) 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! 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.