Drake (14078) - 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. crossovert (13908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Draft. Black/brown pour. PRetty traditional if heavy irish dry stout. Some peaty notes roasted notes, pleasant\, herbal,. BeerandBlues2 (13810) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention. Aroma is rich roast and chocolate malt with prunes and dates, and medium earthy and woody hops. Flavor is bitter roast, coffee and chocolate malt with dark fruits, medium earthy and woody hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Skyview (6099) - 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. stevoj (5567) - 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.
badgerben (5323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 Another glorious Michigan growler from CharlesDarwin! Huzzah! Black color with a very thin head. Mmmm... big coffee and roasted malts in the aroma. Woah! If they were milling for my nose, they amassed an army to fight my tastebuds! The coffee turns to espresso roasts in the flavor and heavily roasted malt borders on burnt without actually going there. A little smoke and wood, but that’s probably leftover from the malts. A damn fine stout. I just wish I didn’t have to share with my friends... 8/4/8/4/17muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Re-rating, June 15, 2011. Yeah, this has changed. Black color with a small head. Light coffee aroma. Dark chocolate flavor. Chalky feel. A bit of molasses after warming.
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.....doesn’t 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 didn’t quite deliver. Still a pretty nice rendition. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Deep black tar pour with a deep rich frothy brown head, slightly diminished. Rich meaty savory aromas. EXTREMELY toasty flavors full of coffee, chocolate, burnt cherries and sweet pipe tobacco. Finishes dry, but smooth with a touch of hazlenuts. An extremely rich and astounding brew. Silphium (3198) - 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.