keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2012 D_F (6) - USA - MAR 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice dry stout. Dark, but not black, more ruby-like. Good robust malt flavors like a stout should have without being sweet.
The best of my samples from the brew pub. This pours black with a small tan head. The aroma has a lot of coffee, caramel, vanilla and chocolate. The flavor is similar balanced nicely. The beer is exceptionally smooth. deyholla (12189) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and barely remains. Aroma has dark grains with a bit of backing light roast. Flavor starts thin and grows to have notes of roasted malt, dark grains and bitter chocolate. crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Irish style oatmeal stout. It is creamy and very chocolatey and roasty. Nicely bitter. It isn’t bad. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap at the St Francis Brewery & Restaurant. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and oatmeal. Taste of chocolate, roasted dark malt, oatmeal and light coffee. Thin bodied and a touch chalky but the best beer I tried on this visit. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Roast aroma. Dark coloured rich and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a dry roast finish.
jbuzz (838) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2010
A great looking Beer nice dark brown. Light brown head that lasted.
nice blended flavor, but on the weak side. Almost a LIGHT Stout. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap at St. Francis. Poured near black with a creamy cap of beige head.. ruby highlights.. sticky lacing as it descended. The aroma was well-roasted, yet sweet with nutty notes and chocolate leading.. deeper down was some vanilla.. very well presented. The flavor found dry-roasted, semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla at the core.. coffee and light earthy bitterness surrounded.. dry and well-roasted on the finish.. well-balanced. Sweet and creamy on the middle of the palate, and dry and roasty on the edges, with smooth transitions in-between.. no complaints here. MrsUghsmash (24) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub for Ughsmash’s birthday. Nice looking stout, with good dark color. Dark malt flavors with definite tobacco-y flavors at the end. A little dark for me, but not bad. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap at the brewpub (11/13/09): Barely transparent dark mahogany with a small froth of beige head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and roasty malt with some bittersweet chocolate notes. Starts with good fullness and fairly rich dark chocolate with some mild caramel sweetness with a mocha coffee bittersweet finish. Good balance and chocolate flavor throughout.