kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours into a tulip glass a deep brown almost balck color with a very nice 2 finger fluffy tan tan. The aroma is everywhere! I just poured it and can smell sitting here at the computer. Smells of dark roast, chocolate, and something slighly bitter. The flavor is extremely smooth. The roasted malt is well balanced and smooth. Dark chocolate after taste with a touch of coffee bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium.
Alcohol flavor not present.
I bought this to give out as extras since it is local but decided to crack to see how it was and I was very surprised! Very good!
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Served from a 12 oz bottle via bonus from klikger (BA). Pours a solid brown black with a medium brown head. The nose is smoky with oat accents. The flavors are all roasted malts and oats. The mouth is very carbonated and dry. An ok beer. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Courtesy of Mr Levi funk. Black pour with medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and creamed coffee. Flavor of dry roasted malt, strong coffee, cocoa powder and slight milk. Yum JaBier (8112) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle purchased at Binny’s. Darkest brown/black pour with a thick tan head. Creamy chocolate aroma that is nicely balanced between sweet and roasty bitter. Flavor is roasty at first, but sweet chocolate and cream take over before a bitter finish with hints of coffee. Tasty. Brigadier (3710) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2010
12 oz bottle
badgerben (5251) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2010
This beer has sitting on the deck long enough. With a quiet evening ahead of me I opened it. The reward was another solidly made stout from a brewer who doesn’t often fail. It is true this particular release is not the best out there but for an affordable daily drinker (or at least as long as it is in circulation) this is nearly perfect.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated murky brown body bubbled with life beneath the surface. A weak cream colored crown graced the top like dirty wave caps. Bittersweet chocolate, cold oatmeal, and strong black coffee create a breakfast mood. The balance is nearly perfect. This reminds me very much of a Breakfast Stout style beer.
Flavor / Palate - The sweet first impression is like a black truffle dipped in rich chocolate. Next comes ash, smoke, and coffee grounds. Finally the finish of warm oatmeal cookies caps a delightful experience. Sweet and fluid this beer has everything you could ask for. If I was still in Wisconsin I’m sure there would be a four or six pack in the fridge right now.
Dark brown, pretty much black color with a medium head. Light cocoa aroma. A fairly bitter chocolate taste, with some dry roasted notes and a bit of earthy/piney hop bitterness. Oatmeal doesn’t seem to add much (if any) flavor. This is much more of a dry stout. IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle. Pour was deep dark with a slightly dark tan head. Aroma was strong with chocolate, light caramel, and some bread characters. Body was medium to full with a smooth oat character along with some more well blended chocolate malt and a nice caramel finish. Real well blended brew. Nice. mrjaxson (607) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2010
Oh my word is this delicious. Pours to a huge, fluffy head. Aroma is a sweet chocolate but the taste is far more subtle and not as bitter (to my taste) as other reviewers have described. Down and Dirty is a great value because it is a seasonal and not from Tyranena’s Brewers Gone Wild series, meaning you get a full six pack for your money rather than a four pack. And, something to look forward to, the brewer says he is already aging this stout in bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans from Madagascar to make it part of his BGW series. But we won’t see it until winter 2010-2011. I can’t wait! BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle and served in my Bells snifter Pours almost opaque with a constant beige head which left very nice lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has major overtones of chocolate, charred black malts, tobacco, berries, oats and caramel, and more earthy and woody esters. The taste starts with the expected tour de Cacao Nibs but there is plenty of coffee like bitterness and charred astringency to keep things in check and not overtly sweet. I like the dirty and earthy finish with this brew, it fits the palate profile very well. The mouth feel is smooth and creamy but not heavy, more medium-bodied with a slight ashy tone. A nice sweet stout that delivers plenty of character without going to extremes. misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2010
12 ounce bottle-a dark pour -tan head-aroma and taste of-chocolate, coffee, caramel,-long sweet choco finish .nice stout