xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Opaque black with slight tan head. Nice roasted malt slight coffee, medium sweet aroma. flavor is powerful roasted malt, coffee like, slight dark fruit. Creamy smooth with a medium body. An amazing dry stout, perfect roastiness. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Black body with a large creamy dark tan head; lasting, some lace. Rich chocolate nose with light toffee, dark fruit, roast and light smoke. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter taste with dark chocolate, light brown sugar and a touch of prunes. Medium body is soft with light carbonation and a dry finish. Awesomely drinkable. Well done. awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Dan’s Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #78 of 90. On tap at The Livery. Pours pitch black, dirty brown head...very nice appearance. Lost of dark roasted malt on the nose, and some smoke. Light mouthfeel and smooth going down. Lots of roasted malt and coffee tones. Very good. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2006
nitro tap at brewpub-black with a nitro tan head-smooth and silky. chocolate, light char on thoe nose with a touch of dusty esters. dark chocoolate flavors mostly. light body hinders what would be a world-class dry stout. As it warms, char, light roast and more dark chocolate come out. some copper-penny flavor comes through. pretty good dry stout. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
Draft @ The Livery. Pours a slightly oily, dark chocolate brown color; dark brown head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of chocolate, nougat, and cocoa in the aroma; plenty of chocolate. Medium mouthfeel: excellent dry stout presence: loads of chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, and chewy tootsie rolls; excellent, dense chocolate character; very drinkable, with a touch of oiliness. Medium finish: cocoa, chocolate, and a touch of bread and toffee.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Pours a rich black color from the tap at the brewery. Very classic in appearance and flavor but with notes of coffee and cured ham that help distinguish it. Probably the best beer Ive had from The Livery thus far. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours a near pitch black pour with prominent brown head that dies down, clings and laces well. Aromas are a nice creamy chocolateu sweetness with good roasty malt and coffee, initial brings on some great flavor for a roasty stout that cuts through most with good roasted malts, chocolate and pretty great coffee as the flavor slips down my throat well, medium body with a decent bitterness on the finish. A formidible stout. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
On tap at The Livery. Appearance is deep coffee brown with a small roasty brown head. The flavors and aromas are very smooth with a roasted profile that is very appealing. The mouth is wonderfully dry for the style.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On nitro-tap at the Livery.
Pours a deep black but has only the tiniest of a mocha head. Odd for a nitro pour, especially as it wouldn’t hold anything after a few swirls. Oh well. From there, much better. The nose carries a strong roast with a touch of coffee. The flavor brings lots of roast with a nice amount of coffee as well. Good balance between the two. Light body and moderate carbonation. Really well done; a very nice example of the style.
Note: this is now listed as 6.5%.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 05-07-2011 msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
On tap at the Berkley Front. Pours near black with thick dark mocha head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and some caramel. Flavors of nice roasted malts, some dark chocolate, light caramel, and a bit of coffee. Finishes dry and roasty. Pretty solid.