RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Full bodied stout with a rich roasted barley flavor and a hint of the dry/burnt flavor of black malt.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13516) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Keg at the brewpub. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Draft. Black/brown pour. PRetty traditional if heavy irish dry stout. Some peaty notes roasted notes, pleasant\, herbal,.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4854) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Every brewpub has to have a signature beer, this could be the one for The Library. Dark and smoky, bitter and biting, black as engine oil and just as slick. Hints of dark chocolate and espresso. A sipper for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Opaque brown/black body, thin tan head. Roasty, dense nose, almost smoky, with roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate. Strongly roasted body with coffee beans and cocoa, presenting with a firm bite and bitterness. Stronger than most dry stouts and quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2010
On tap at the Library. The best of their beers I tasted. Dark black with a mocha colored head. Not much aroma to it, but very full roasted flavor, a nice dry finish to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Part of a sampler at the Library in Houghton after 4 days sailing on Lakes Michigan and Superior, and being pounded off Superior. Happy to have a beer. Never-the-less, this was a very good beer. Coffee, roasted malt, burnt maple, all in a drinkable package. I wish I had one right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5876) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2009
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Houghton, Northern Michigan. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates to a thin off-white head and some spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a touch of chocolate and some grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied, very low carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malt, some chocolate, coffee and some grassy hops. Finish has a lingering toasted dark malt and grassy hop aftertaste. Still, a pretty solid dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Dark dark brownish black with a fine light tan creamy head. Lightly milky creamy, chocolate. Lightly sweet roast. Subdued. Creamy mouthfeel, smaller bubbles. Sweeter roast. Nondescript, slight chocolate. Some floral hops and acidity lingering. Reminds me of a buddys homebrew clone of Sierra Nevada Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2007
A very dark brown color with only lacing for a head. A nice roasted aroma and taste. A grassy hop aroma and taste also that leaves a bitter aftertaste. Did nothing for me. There are better examples at this brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2006
5 oz draught sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. A dark touch of head lasts for the whole 10-sample tasting (and its not nitro!) atop the thick jet body....big bitter chocolate-espresso nose, hugely roasty and dripping with character.....doesnt hold up as well on the tongue, the bittersweet chocolate is just a bit weak and lacking in the complexity the nose hoped for....milky-smooth mouthfeel is pleasant, but somehow this didnt quite deliver. Still a pretty nice rendition.

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