sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2011
On nitro at the MSP airport. Pours a dark brown color with a big tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. Medium on the palate with a creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, with a clean, bitter-coffee finish. Pretty tasty. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2011
On tap (nitro) at Capone’s, Norristown. Great looking beer, with a super thick body, roiling with hefty sediment and a fat creamy looking head. Aromas of mild baker’s chocolate (sweet but with dry elements to balance it out, nicely enough), brown sugar, and a good loaf of bread. Mouthfeel was ever so slightly thinner than I wanted it to be, but still very enjoyable (I’d probably have raved if I didn’t know it was nitro). Flavors are very enjoyable on a rainy cool evening, with perhaps just a bit too much sweet for a guy who loves a dry finish on a stout like this. But it was overall a very fine brew. CanIHave4Beers (4188) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Pours basically black with hints or deep ruby when held up to the light. The beer has a very thick tan head and as such displays very good lace. The aroma is boozy, boozy like cheap vodka and coffee. Honestly, through the first half of my glass all I could think about was how much it smelled like an over vodka-ed White Russian. As the beer warmed the coffee and light roastiness shined through without much bad vodka character. The beer was on tap and it was pretty cold, maybe it was a temperature issue... hopefully so. The flavor is much nicer. I’d say this fits better into the dry stout category, in fact in many ways the flavor reminded me quite a bit of an Irish Stout, mellow but nicely roasty. Bitter from both hops and dark chocolate character. Mild coffee notes show themselves throughout. The palate is a tad watery but it’s no Guinness, this seems light bodied but lively enough to drink quite a lot of. vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Drank at MSP airport while our flight was delayed. Black with thick brown head. Taste was big roasted malt much like you expect from a stout. Thick and chewy texture. Velvety smooth texture. Very good. arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
On tap, Blue Door Pub, St Paul MN. Aroma has notes of chocolate, oat, coffee and caramel. Extremely creamy and thick, notes of chocolate, roast, oat and coffee finishes nice and roasted, touch of bitter. Tasty brew!
Strykzone (7422) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Draft at Global Brew. This beer has a thick light tan head and looks much like a Guiness. It is a nitrogen infused beer and is, indeed much like Guiness. Flavor and are muted. Some hops are noted in the nose but just barely in the aroma. A bit of cocoa and light of roasted notes with some soft spice. Despite the muting this is a nice beer and is one a person could spend an evening with. phaleslu (10325) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Draft at Global Brew Tap House in Edwardsville. Served in a Maudite glass. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a huge, foamy, even tan head that takes a while to settle. Aroma takes a while to get going, but has notes of dry roasted malts, dark chocolate, oats, and coffee. Flavor follows suit, with a lot of dryness throughout and not a lot of sweetness. I’d easily mistake this for a dry stout. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, roasty mouthfeel. Pretty good beer, even if not quite a sweet stout. Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2011
On tap - Rugby House Pub.
Dark brown, nearly black pour with a khaki colored head. Aroma of roasted malts and some sweetness. Lots of coffee flavor - quite smooth. Mouthfeel is a bit watered down for the style. A decent brew, especially for Summit. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Draft at Capone’s with Pat. Pours a pitch black with thick creamy head. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Taste is very milky, accentuated with roasted malt. The oats are forefront in the taste, making it chewy and slightly more viscous. Finishes quick and is very drinkable. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Draught at Capone’s: Faint aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, oats, and a hint of coffee. Poured very dark amber/dark brown/slight ruby in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, thick, brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling (NITRO) carbonation. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, oats, slight roasted barley, and light caramel. Medium body. Slick, creamy, then dry texture. NITRO carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, cream, oat, and slight caramel finish is very dry.