bytemesis (9231) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013 DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, at Northwoods. A lighter taste than most stouts. The same black body, but lacking the “oily” mouthfeel. A little of the hoppiness shows through here. As I mentioned with their porter, this beer is hampered by being force carbonated to the same pressure as all the other beers, when it needs a lighter touch. <font color=red>This beer had been renamed “Dark Walnut Stout” on their menu card when I tasted it, but the commercial description is the same. My take-home bottle still has “Kelly’s Stout” on the label, and it’s “Kelly’s” on their web page, too.</font>
Bottle. Pours clear black, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter. Light body. Not as bad as its rating. jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours ebony with a small tan head, mostly dissipating. Nose is of malt and cream. Only average viscosity and creaminess. Taste is mild, muted, a little watery, not robust and is of dark roasted malt with a hint of chocolate. Dry finish. Only an average stout, not in top tier. nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle picked up at the brewery. Brown-black body. Thin, ever-fading beige head. Stout is a relatively forgiving style, so this one doesn’t suffer the way a lot of Northwood’s product does. Roasty caramel chocolate, decent enough, some mossy tones. Middle of the road, uninspired 90s brewpub style offering. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from Skyview, thanks! Very dark brown with brown lowlights and a thin brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, dark malts, chocolate and mild molasses. Taste of dark roasted malt, mild chocolate and a bit of diacetyl. A touch over-carbonated and a chewy/chalky mish-mash that’s just not very good. BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 Tap at Northwoods in Eau Claire, WI on Nov. 18, 2011. Reddish brown pour with a small soapy white head. Aroma is butter and roast, so is the flavor. Bizarre.
DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity. 77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2011
draft: nice looking creamy head, kind of watery & bland roasted barley, instant coffee bitterness, hint of chocolate, not much to this one DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark black pour, very little carbonation and a metaillic aroma. Flavor is thin coppery chocolate, a little stale coffee and not much else. Glad I only purchased a single, disappointing. bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2010
This was absolutely one of the best Stouts, and best Beers in general that I have ever had! arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Pours black red on nitrogen, aroma is thin mocha and caramel. Taste is fairly weak, with a bit of coffee and roast. Average stout, but fairly drinkable.