BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2003
#29 of my Stouts of November: Opaque with frothy tan head and some lace. Aroma hints of roasted malt, nutty, molasses, mocha, coffee, raspberry, aromatic hops and minor phenols. The taste starts mocha sweet and has undertones of coffee and smoke. A nice bitterness and acidity is on the finish. It is full-bodied but it’s not at all overbearing. A very solid stout with some nice complexities. Recommended. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of RagallachMC via trade. Aroma has lots of cocoa powder along with light vanilla, roasted malt, fruit, and the slightest touch of coffee. Pours a dark brown with no transparency and a large tan head with very good retention. Starts with lots of dark chocolate and hint of vanilla. Moderately strong fruity backbone. Finishes with a light fruity sourness, slight coffee, and burnt malt. There’s also a touch of acidity. Mouthfeel is a tad fizzy and thin. Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
Black, brownish head. Thick and full bodied, with an aroma of chocolate and butterscotch (in a good way). Smooth and filling, with a flinty, coffee flavor up front. smooth, latte -like finish. Very enjoyable. Thanks to Jewedekind for the trade! Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells malty and sweet with some nutty elements. Taste is tangy with some cherry and chocolate notes. nuplastikk (6218) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Draft at The Old Fashioned. Opaque black with an oily head. Pleasant coffee aroma. Smooth and mellow body, somewhat dry. Roasty with a subdued cocoa edge. Easy drinking, but full bodied enough to slowly sip. Solid Stout, with some coffee edges. Well done.
JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 25, 2002
Brown opaque with a deep tan, somewhat fizzy, head. Aromas of roast barley, molasses, and slightly vinous and alcohol as it warms. Sweet roasted barley, light caramel, and toast flavors. A decent sweet stout with a dry malty finish. dmac (6206) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2009
12 oz bottle from Jeffy’s neighbor Fred, thanks man! Pours a solid balck body with a larger beige frothy head, nice. Aroma has some nice raostiness and vanilla extract but then there is this slightly weird sour powdered milk scent mixed in. Flavor is really nice with lots of roasty malts, burnt toast, dark chocolate and vanilla. Medium to fuller bodied with slightly strong carbonation and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very nicely done. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
Clear very dark brown. Roasted cocoa dominance, but slightly phenolic at the same time and surprisingly sulfury in mouth, which was certainly unexpected from a stout. Simplistic cigary and oaky palate, rather dry, heavily roasty. JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Draught at the ABR 2006. Available in bottles at Chicones, Hudson , WI. thick and better than average oatmeal stout, even though I don’t know if there is actually any oatmeal in it. Roasted barley, and some nuts. Black with an impressive head. Simple but the substantial body and full flavor make this a winner. Skyview (5927) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2007
Picked up a few bottles from Trigs in Wausau. This stout pours a black brew with some red highlights and a foamy tan head. Aroma of strong coffee, pecans and dark chocolate. Taste of mocha and chocolate barley malt. Some bitter aftertaste.Very well good northern Wisconsin stout.