legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Deep garnet colored. Head was thin and khaki. Ashy nose. Good- excellent mouthfeel. Some good chocolate notes with some java notes in there. mrhowes (22) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2008
chocolate, roasty, caramel, black, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours an opaque black with a small creamy light brown head. Nose is malt and molasses. Very creamy on the palate, the tast is of dark roasted malts, molasses, chocolate with a hint of hops on the end for a dry finish. A very good beer for all scholars or non-scholars alike. Pairs well with steak sandwiches. InTheHopper99 (11) - USA - OCT 4, 2002
This is my local brewery and this is certainly the best drink in town. solid, near black in color. The head is always thick but could be creamier. I like it creamy. Good balance of hops and well roasted malt. The right combination gives a good coffee flavor. Full bodied enough but never heavy or overbearing. JPDIPSO (6263) - 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.
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. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Rhoades Scholar poured with a strong baker's chocolate aroma, with burnt roasted malt and perhaps a touch of licorice as well. Body is dark brown/red with a thin light tan head. Flavor is ever so complex, even though the body is rather thin: roasted malt, chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and caramel finishing with very distinct coffee bean notes. Dark fruit swirls in the background. Aftertaste is almost too fudgy! Reminds me of Mackeson XXX Stout. Liquid chocolate. Thanks Mike (BBB63) for this excellent stout! buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Pours black with almost no head. Very little carbonation. Aroma is quite good. Burnt malts, cocoa, light coffee, and roasted nuts. Flavor is full roasted malts and nuts, raw coffee, and some ripened fruits (maybe bananna). Mouthfeel seemed just a tad thin but still is an overall really good stout. Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
nice nice stout guys. toasty and raosty with bits of caramel and chocolate too. very smooth. leave a tad to be wanted on the backside but a great beer really! prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 Not sure if I maybe got a bad bottle. Poured from the bottle with a vanishing dark tan head. Fizzy like cola. Tasted like someone mixed a cup of strong coffee with a Coca-Cola. I’ll give it a week and see if another bottle works better.
RE-RATED 12/15/07: Original Score 2.2. Tried again, figuring it cannot be that bad. Now, this is more like it! Nice dark pour, a little thin-bodied, almost like a Porter, with a thin creamy white head. Still medium bodied overall. Aroma is smoky/coffee. flavor is spicy, which is helped by the relatively high amount of carbonation. Nice finish. This is a pretty good Stout from a brewery I am going to try more from!