muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Sample in Milwaukee. Black, nitro-creme head. Sweet succanat-strawberry-chocolate nose, hint of the medicinal. Alas, nitro completely kills the flavor, really bland, dry and mildly hoppy end. Disappointing after the nice nose. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
(Nitro draft: Rock Bottom in Campbell, CA) [NOTE: In San Jose, Stillwater Stout in an oatmeal stout, not an Irish stout] The nose is lighter than expected, with dark roasted and oatmeal aromas, but neither are all that abundant; The moderately bitter flavor features a much more prominent dark roasted maltiness than the nose indicates, and a fairly strong oatmeal component; The palate is medium bodied, perhaps a little thin for the style, but has a somewhat creamy and smooth mouthfeel; Black in color, even at the edges; Creamy, dark tan head has excellent retention and coats the glass with lacing jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2004
(Milwaukee) Very dark brown with a thick, frothy brown head a la nitrogen. Roasted coffee aroma that carried over to the taste. Another very dry beer I had from this brewery. Quite bitter that detracted from the quaffability. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Had this one on tap at the Bethesda MD franchise. Not bad for McBrewpub fare. Dark, roasted, and smooth as a decent stout should be. Maybe on the sweet side, but definitely not a sweet stout. Could have a little stronger malt body. UPDATE 3/6/6: Tried this again at the Bethesda location. It still ain’t much. I detected a faint milky aroma, but the stout was mild, watery and uninventive. An even bigger disappointment. TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2004
A nice deep stout. I really need to get back to this bar and do some serious rating on their beers, as all I h ad there were good.
badgerben (5112) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Minneapolis. Typical black color. Coffee, chocolate, and roast aromas. Ditto for the taste. A little sweetness to the taste. A bit watery, but still quite good. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2003
(Bethesda) Clear red-black body with creamy beige head, leaves nice lacing. Aroma is inviting -- milk chocolate, sweet, some roasty. Taste is medium sweet, roasty chocolate. Watery light-medium body. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
(Milwaukee) Nice, deep brown body, a typical nitrous pour. roastey and fresh. smooth, well roasted, but not too substantial. a bit weak and watery, balance and depth lack substantially JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Nitro'd creaminess and chemical taste that comes along with it. Roasty and bitter, but there' s something taken away by Nitro forcing it! CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Milwaukee: Dark reflective black color with a thin brown nitro head. Mild malty aroma. Body is semi-sweet and finishes a little too bitter. Thin, off-balanced and just not quite all-together. I'm really not a big fan of brewpub chain beers.