Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Courtesy of hellbilly. Pours deep and dark with nice looking mocha like head. The light aroma offers up earthy notes, some dark roasted malts and a touch of chocolate. The taste is pretty rich with dark roasted malts and some chocolate that roll headlong into some spicy and earthy hops. The earthy hops seem to give a sense of oxidation that may detract from the experience, but not for me. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bomber: Nice dark brown pour with a medium tan head. theisti (4221) - Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
nice roasted malt and chocolate aroma.
flavour is creamy roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and with a resiny hop presence. Very drinkable.
22 oz bottle purchased at The Four Firkins in St Louis Park, Minnesota. Pour is a deep black brown, with a smallish light khaki head. Aroma is roast, ash, and some general sweet molasses malt. Taste starts quite dry with mineral, gypsum, the roast, the char, and then dries out with ashiness in the back. Really none of the sweetness from the nose is present, its really all about the ash and char. Palate is medium to light bodied, finish is all about the dry ashiness. A bit heavy on the ashy character. Nice enough, and certainly a unique take on the style. BVery (11394) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Very dark pour with a beautiful reddish brown head. Great aroma of roasted malts and molasses. Taste is rich roasted oats, slight sweetness, and a bit of hop kick. Terrific. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Thanks to Bob for the bomber. Poured deep brown with a dense, well-retained khaki head. The aroma picked up sweet milk chocolates and rolled oats, with fresh earthy accents.. sweet overall, and very pleasant to smell. The flavor found sweet and a little darker chocolate at the core, with plenty of ashy, well-roasted black malts too.. a touch of fruit joined sweet chocolate, oats, and roasty black malt on the long, dry, tasty finish. Medium-bodied, well-carbonated, and silky on the palate.. loved the lingering roast and bitterness.. great brew!
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Bottle pours almost black with a thin tan head. THe aroma is malty, with cookie dough, chocolate, and slight coffee presence. Flavor hampered by being drank back to back with the Marshal Zhukov, but this is a different beast. Drinkable, with the oats giving it an easy drinking finish. Nice stout indeed. Atom (2582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bomber pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has an overall musk to it with chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Taste of bitter chocolate, coffee, oats forsure, dark malts, and slight bitterness on the finish. Very well put together, love it! nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bomber. Rich, roasted chocolate malt and coffee aromas. Intensely dark brown color with a smooth, short, off-white head. Taste is sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Light carbonation. Flavors of coffee, chocolate malts, oat, and piney hops. kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark black/black color with a slight tan head. Light roasty aroma in the nose, molasses, and a touch of leather. Slight hops. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with a slight bitter roast flavor and a little sweet dark fruit and then moves to a medium hoppy floral bitterness. Pretty easy drinking. Slight lace. No notes of alcohol. Not sure I would classify this as a stout. Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2011
(bottle) Pours jet black with a very large tan head that leaves sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma is filled with dark roasted barley, dark chocolate, dark fruits (slightly tart), and some coffee. Smells like a brownie the more it warms up. Flavor tastes pretty much like a spot-on clone of Dark Horse’s Special Reserve Black Bier, with a boatload of dark roasted malt, french roast coffee, and dark chocolate, with some sweetness to balance the bold roasted flavors. Some salt. There’s a faint bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little less full than I had expected, but it still remains silky. This is quite a good beer. Well done, Steel Toe.