Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Served under the title "Dry Stout" on my 6-11-09 visit. Pours a very dark black/brown color with a thick, creamy, dense, tan head. Aroma had a pronounced heavy roasted malt scent with a light coffee bitterness hiding in the rear. Flavor is a slightly bitter roasted malt presence, slightly acidic bite, coffee is light with a more roasted malt character and finishes with a slight sourness and a very nice dry bite. Density of the beer is great and the carbonation is moderate and fine. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Tasted 9/13/08. Schlafly’s Hop in the City. Opaque brown hue with a beige head. Medium to full bodied with good cocoa malty flavors. Toasty and dry. Smooth palate and rich malt character. Tasty! Strykzone (7360) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Very dark with a short lived head. Aroma is smoky malt and earthiness. Flavor offers more hop than expected. It also features dark chocolate and some wood. This is somewhat complex in that it moves from roasted chocolate to hop tartness to dark fruit. Overall it is a very nice dry stout. drfabulous (7945) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Solid stout. Dark. Hint of coffee. One of the stouts I should depend on locally if the better ones aren’t available. Much better than Schlafly’s oatmeal stout. Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2007
Nice dark head, lots of sweetness to this one, some roasted malts, but on the smooth side. Some frut as well, nothing too Stark about this one, and enjoyable, very drinkable brew! Thanks to Duane for the brew!
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Had this at Hop in the City. Had a nice dark color with a small khaki head. Had some malts in the aroma and some fruity sweetness. Had a decent finish, but nothing memorable. I’ll stick with the irish extra stout. vyvvy (6476) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Sampled at Hop in the City 2007. Pours very dark with a light tan head. The aroma has thin toasted malt with some generic fruitiness. Medium / thin body with a thin layer of prickly carbonation. The taste is thin with very roasted malt, sourness and some chalk. There is a bit of spicy hop kick on the finish. There are some good traits in this beer, but it really lacks what it needs to be a good beer. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2007
On tap at Schlafly Tap Room. Porued a murky medium brown with a short cap of beige head.. left a dusting after a minute or so. Aroma was of sweet, yet slightly sour chocolate and darker fruits with a bit of warmth beneath.. lured me in. Flavor was of roasted darker chocolate and raisins with other dark fruits and sweet undertones.. very light bitterness.. warmer rummy sugars ride through the finish.. solid! Lower carbonation on the palate, yet maintained a creamy middle.. warm finish with solid progression from nose through finish. xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2007
A standard aroma is 7, this beer is lucky I gave it a six. There was a slight alcoholic note to the aroma, along with a mineral, acidic nose. The taste was a little of soy, but mostly of roasted malt. The beer is straightforward, not very complex. That said, it is a good beer. It just does not rate very well. Very quaffable. I like it. eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Poured dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma was nothing. Flavor was spices, banana, clove, with a hint of coffee. Tasted more like a Dunkel to me. Slightly creamy body.