jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Draft at brewery. Solid sweet stout that is easy to drink though it leaves a very slight off taste in the finish. Black body with a nice tan head that didn’t stick around. The nose was full of roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of coffee. The flavor was moderately sweet and moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. A coffee-like bitterness stuck around for awhile. Tastes of sweet milk, char, licorice and a metallic aftertaste. Medium body, average carbonation. Soft texture. Very nice. Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Black pour with a cream chocolate head. Nose is prominent with chocolate and coffee. A little thin considering the name. Taste matches nose. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Tap at brewery. Chocolate and smoky peat aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Chocolate, smoky earthy peat flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2oz taster on tap, at HopCat Broad Ripple. Very dark brown color, kind of clear around the edges. Minimal ring of off-white head. Leaves good spread of lace, though. Great bigger coffee up front, some dark chocolate, mild roast malt. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet -- a lot less sweet than expected for a sweet stout, a good bit of earthy hops on this guy. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of chewy lighter carbonation. Lightly crisp, light slick finish. Great milk stout, I’m a fan. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Rated on 9-21-2013 at 800 Degree Three Fires (Fort Wayne, IN) This draft beer has a small tan head that mostly diminishes, opaque black body and spotty lacing. The aroma is roasted, chocolate, malt, and earthy. The flavor is roasted, coffee, chocolate, earthy, and malt. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, a very quaffable beer with a nice easy flavor. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Tap at "brewery" and served in pint glass: I only had time for a couple but found that was not gonna be an issue since they only had one of their beers on tap, nice guest tap list however (but still disappointing): Jet black hue with a small fading frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of coffee, charred malt, chocolate, lactic twang, fig and plum, herbal hops, and a earthy yeast esters. The taste starts mildly sweet but a kick of lactic sourness and fruit helps the balance. The finish is bitter with a coffee and hop character. The mouth feel is soft and medium-bodied with a moderate astringent finish. All in all a solid offering, hope to try more of the beers from the new brewer. Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On draft at Twenty Tap in Indianapolis. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Medium bodied. Sweet roasted finish. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Draft at the brewery: Midnight black pour with a short mocha head. The nose was hard to detect out of the pint glass, but light nights of chocolate and roast were detectable. The body was nice and full, with that classic lactose induced mouthfeel. Lots of roasted malt, fudge and coffee notes come alive in the body. A slight metallic tinge on the back of the tongue brings this down for me, but a really respectable attempt on their small scale system. TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Notes from Indy Winterfest.
Pours black with off white head. Aroma is of weak coffee. The flavor is bitter, chocolate, dark malts, dry, with lactic sourness. Palate was slightly thin. Overall, pretty decent. thedm (6177) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2013
This draft brew on nitro from a restaurant poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges black colored body and an excellent lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt dark chocolate and dark malt. The smooth mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering roasted malt aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of roasted malt chocolate and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.