monkeychugg55 (1109) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Looks like a stout, not viscous or incredibly dark. The aroma is roasted, but with a lot of caramel an some chocolate. The flavor is quite good, with some nice chocolate and caramel and a touch of dark roast on the dry finish. andrewje41 (4245) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2017
12 oz bottle poured, with much thanks to Greg for the bottle! Always fun to try these beers that I would otherwise never come across. Near black tour, a thin tan fizz head. Quite true to the style, a dry, dusty chocolate constant. A slight metallic note in both the aroma and flavor, but not enough to bother me. Some coffee notes, but light. Chocolate remains the solo dominant character here. A soft dough. A solid addition to the style here. Enjoyed this brew. luttonm (6750) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Andrew! Dry bitter grain aroma. A slightly sweeter, brown sugar and lactic sip. Quite dark brown black body with dissipating tan foam. Nice dark nose. Great dry bitter body with a lactic backend. Lots of chocolate. This is nicely put together. Not bad. balloonbuffoon (601) - - MAY 23, 2017
$1.50 single 12floz bottle (BOD: 01.26.2017) to a nonic glass. It’s black with a glittering brown head to bedazzle me. I sense some kind of wood aroma from the roasted malt, and dirt in the aroma too. I find this stout to be more slick than dry, and tastes like hickory and black twizzlers. I give it a firm ok. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2016
12 ounce bottle courtesy of noted OT-Mer sethdude! Dark brown, thin foamy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of dry, roasted malt, dark chocolate, hints of mint. The taste is roasted malts, herbal hops. Thin-medium bodied, creamy, super dry, high carbonation. Nice.
douglas88 (9628) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very dark black color with amber tints when held up to the light, a small white head. A nutty and roast nose. A nice roast, some dark fruit, light metallic roast (which I love), some vanilla. Quite drinkable. Very good. My kind of beer. tfontana (1126) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2016 Bottle pour into shaker pint glass. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee--a bit ashy--with hints of chocolate. Appearance is dark brown with effervescent sparkle, finger-width light brown fizzy, thin head with poor retention, light lacing. Taste is sweet, roasted malts with bitter coffee--a little too far toward the ash--with hints of dark fruits, chocolate. Palate is medium bodied with average texture and roasted/ashy, bitter finish with light fruit. Overall, this swings a little too far to the ashy side which dominates the experience. thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Bottle from Greg (gregwilsonstl) -- cheers, buddy! This wears its straightforwardness like a badge of honor. No adjuncts, no coffee additions, just a classic, dark-malt-forward, dry stout. The result? One really nice, simple dry stout, with a malt sweetness and a hint of a roasted coffee bite, all on top of a thin, dry body. Very nice representation of the style. Braudog (6835) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle. This has all the expected attributes, and well presented overall. Incredibly well bodied and fully flavored, rivaling many of the turbo-charged stouts out there, yet delivering a wallop of full-on roasted malt goodness. Delish. (#6213, 6/14/2016) GTAEgeek (2411) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pitch black pour, with a small, tan, bubbly head. The nose is toast, black coffee, and light syrup and anise. Roasty and lightly sweet, with a low bitterness. Dry and fairly balanced. Light to medium body, chalky, a little acidic, with a clean, watery finish. This is a well-made and tasty stout. Just a little burnt, but not too off-putting. The palate is a little weak, but not too bad. Just a simple, easy stout.