beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Had this beer every time I have visited the brewpub and its never been off, which is something very special for this brewery. Looks great off nitro, adds a thickness to the mouthfeel I don’t get much from their other beer. Plenty of roast a unsweetened cocoa and all very drinkable. If you only get one beer here make it this one. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a deep almost black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel and honey roasted nuts. Flavor of milk chocolate milkshake, touch of caramel. paulskee (1) - Fort Riley, USA - OCT 30, 2011 does not count
Very dark and very creamy and had a good roasted coffee bean taste. A head on it like ive never seen beer is a most try. TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JAN 14, 2007
On tap.JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Pours intense, opaque, light-blocking brown-black. Persistent tan head, dense from nitrogenation, is whisker-thin but leaves an impressive amount of lace on the sides fo the glass. Aroma reveals a big chocolate nose, also plenty of roasted grain, a dose of vanilla and a hint of maple. Flavor is a huge burst of chocolate, vanilla, crunchy sweetness as if this were an oatmeal stout, and a piney hop bitterness that hangs in the background. No gritty carbon/charcoal flavor. Palate is clunky, flat and dead on account of insufficient nitrogenation. Ironically, this would probably have been better on standard carbonated draft. Tastes great; nitro-infusion needs work.
on tap. poured a black licorish color. smells like a smoky vanilla. taste like a burnt hazelnut. Best stout i have ever had.
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Well, I have mixed feelings about this beer. First of all - I can see this as highly comparable to the now ’obsolete in the US’ Guinness Extra Stout. This is a strong, heavy bitter stout with some noticeable malt sweetness up front, roasted flavors all over, and a serious bitter finish. Very dark and opaque, showing red-brown at the edges. Rich malty and roasty aroma. Here’s the drawback: this beer is nitro’d and sits in the glass, and in the mouth, rather flat and lifeless. With natural carbonation (or even real CO2 rather than N), this would become a lively thick champion of a stout, and a viable alternative to the good old bottle-conditioned Irish brewed Guinness we can’t get anymore in the US. Btw: 2 pints of this stuff put me right to sleep! maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Thanks to Jon for convincing his family to bring this from Kansas. Dark black body with a small creamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Sweet creamy chocolate and roasted malt flavor. ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2007
On tap and brewery. Poured a very dark thick black. Aroma is of carmal and coffe. Taste is smooth thick and creay with a hint of chocolate. unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Poured from the tap, smelled had a fine coffee aroma, dark with a tan head loved it, one of the best stouts i have ever tasted. Great taste no aftertaste, I simply LOVED it. Fletchwadd (49) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Has a hint of coffee, after tast was was strong rite after. Would get again