JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Tap at Grumpys Roseville. Black. Sweet aroma with lactose I think. Sweet and roasted malt. Some chocolate. Solid. madvike (3251) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle - Pours black with a creamy tan head. Nose is chocolatey and milky with a smooth oatmeal graininess. Lightly sweet. Taste brings the chocolate and medium roasted dark malt, lightly chalky with some milkiness and a long bitter finish. Smooth and silky body with medium heft. Good stuff. Ericular (1016) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours very dark with decent brown head that fades quickly and not much lacing. Aroma is sweet lactose that is pretty restrained overall and has only a hint of roast to it. Taste is much more sweet than stout - which is fine. Then, a little bit of dark malts and just another hint of roast. Not really any coffee. Palate is noticeably carbonated with a pretty thin, hollow, watery finish - the beer’s only obvious flaw. Still, if this is truly 8%, it’s masked well, and goes down easy. calebrum (40) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Smokey, full-bodied and nutty. The perfect winter beer to warm up to, I think........... djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours black with thick foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, smokiness, oatmeal. Starts with big milk chocolate, changes to oatmeal, malty, toast, vanilla.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Interesting dark brew. A touch watery with roasted.malt flavors. Not quite what im looking for in a dark beer doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Black with tan head. Roast, licorice, mild alcohol, chocolate aroma and flavor. Full bodied, syrupy, and alcohol-malt roast finish.
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Bottle. Dark black pour, a little lasting gray head and an aroma of milk sugar and a little chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, some sweet sugar and chocolate with a very thin body. Decent beer, wished it was a little more hearty. MNBeerguy42 (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
1/14/13 Bottle Four Firkins SLP, MN.
Pours jet black with disappating tan head, very little lacing. Aroma is oats and slight raw cocoa. Taste is grain roasted malt bitter cocoa aftertaste. Very palatable and it hides the 8% well. Very smooth and drinkable, not the best choco stout I’ve had but pretty darn good. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tap at Old Capital Tavern. Pours almost black with tan head. Taste is bitter coffee and earthy malts with some chocolate. Nice creamy beer.