Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2003
Nitrogen pushed, so this was creamy but not much better than a widget stout. Light, watery composition, as if they added "Instant Stout Flavoring" to nitrogenated water. Easy drinking, for what it's worth. (on tap, Rock Bottom, downtown Chicago, IL) WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2003
Smooth and creamy. Had a great taste, but it was a little thin on the palate. Otherwise a great beer. npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Cask at RAF '03. Black with a small brown head. Nose dominated by cofee and raisins. Flavor was quite bitter, but included a complex array of sugary sweetness, raisins, tar, chocolate, and coffee. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2003
OK Stout (at Chicago location)..................................... JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 What a tease!!!! It looks so good, but the taste is weak and watery. Instead of ordering lots of other Rock Bottom brews to rate, we got the hell out of there. What a waste... the bartender made a comment about my Bells sweatshirt (so how could he live with himself serving Rock Bottom brews?) NOTE: This beer is much better served from from the Jim Beam Barrel that it was aged in....it was a special at RAF'03!
austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
A coffee-ish stout that terminated my interest in drinking it further. You must drink it on its terms, which consist of weak hops. Looked nice in the glass. Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Milky smooth, clean finish. Not much in the roasted malt department - the malts were very weak. only the slightest hop that made the finish dry. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2002
This is definately different from any stout I ever tried! Didn't dance like Guinness, and it didn't have to, because the taste is where this beer is at. I'd have one again any day. krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2002
I drank this fresh at the Cleveland brewery. It is a very different stout. No aftertaste whatsoever. It is very clean and tastes pure. It is a good thick stout, with oatmeal as the primary ingredient. It is quite different from other stouts I have tried, but I liked the change of pace. I would definately drink it again. jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2002
Dark, nice head, roasted barley and oatmeal dominate nose and palate, smooth with notes of chocolate. I enjoyed this very different brew.