douglas88 (9835) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bomber. Pours a wonderful jet black color with a large light brown creamy head. A great nose of metal, dark fruit, heavy roast. Oats make this very creamy and full, big dark chocolate, some lactose, the roast is pretty heft, metallic lingering licorice and bitter hop notes. Lovely beer. Yeah, 7% big old stout is my kind of beer. Carlisle (881) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Draft at the brewery in Minneapolis. Black color with substantial lacing. Chocolate and coffee aroma but not too overpowering. Subtle chocolate and coffee flavor that doesn't overwhelm. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Smooth finish.
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22 ounce bottle
arnold931 (1261) - Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2015
A solid and affordable release puts Steel Toe squarely on my radar for future visits to the Minneapolis area. Better examples may exist but few blend its balance of flavor with a price point that doesn’t stretch the budget. If you are in the area give at least one of their drafts / bottles a shot.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid ebony black base seeps from the bottle into the bottom of the glass like molten char. Mocha head dances on top along with slick legs. Chocolate, roast coffee, dry malts, and sweet hazel shimmer in the air as they balance a light roasted texture against the bitterness of fresh hops.
Flavor / Palate - Black coffee with a splash of skim milk immediately singes the tongue with a tease of malts. Bittersweet dark chocolate unfolds over the course of subsequent sips. A refreshing dry finish leaves traces of wood and hops. The total package drinks easily for a 7% ABV release with only a handful of small things keeping it from being truly world class.
Draft at Happy Gnome. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is cocoa and roast. Taste is coffee, powdered cocoa. Nice dryness in the aftertaste. Ericular (1045) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Sampled at Northgate Liquors MN beer tasting. Very nice coffee aroma, earthy finish, and a good, roasty aftertaste. Very nice.
smith4498 (3723) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from a locals for locals trade from Atom. Pours black color with brown head. Aromas of roasted malt and chocolate with a hint of coffee. Moderately roasted malt flavor with sweet milk chocolate and some coffee. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Adam. edgallow (4689) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
22 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, grain, and coffee . Taste is coffee, dark chocolate and malts. bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tap. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin brown head. Aroma is light chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, milk chocolate, molasses, caramel, black coffee, and some earthy hops. Smooth, medium body with soft carbonation. Very nice. hopscotch (11493) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small, wispy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is robust and big-time roasty, offering notes of fudge, pouch tobacco, a shot of espresso and a hint of blackstrap molasses. Full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted, rich and robust - espresso, dark chocolate, chocolate crème and vanilla. Roasty, charred finish with a kiss of mildly sweet chocolate. Bottle courtesy of BVery! PhillyCraft (8323) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle, pours dark black with small cream head. Notes are chalk, milk cocoa, nuts, bitter, mouthfeel is so rich and layered. Great bitter stuff from steel toe.