Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017 I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not nearly as good as the other beers here. Homebrew stout flavor- somewhat off. Too much hop and only enough malt for the color. The other beers have all improved but this one has stayed the same. I do like to get half stout/half raspberry wheat on a hot summer night however.
Nitro at the brewpub. Dark brown, thin creamybrown head, fair retention. Aroma of roast and a lactic twang. Taste is roasted malt, sweet finish. Thin, overly sweet. chucklemation (1685) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Pours a jet black with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and caramel, and something almost like lactose. Flavor is roast, chocolate, caramel, and cream. Has a very soft, smooth body. Not too bad. Atom (2455) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2016
On nitro at brewpub, pours a dark brown/black with a medium cream khaki head. Aroma of earthy chocolate malt and nuts, light hop Spice. Mildly sweet taste, chocolate and molasses, nutty, some licorice. Ok crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Draft. Dark brown/black pour. A very basic i guess dry stout, roasted malt notes, herb and spice. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Draft at the Vierling. Mahogany with a beige head. Roasted malt and milk chocolate. Super thin and light.
Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2010
Draft @ Vierling brewpub. Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bit of coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, some sweetness, coffee, but quite watery. Slightly bitter finish. Too watery. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2009
On nitro draught at the brewpub in Marquette, Northern Michigan. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a creamy beige head that has excellent retention and lacing from the nitro charge. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a touch of coffee, chocolate and some marzipan. Taste is smooth and creamy, medium, bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, a hint of coffee and some chocolate. Finish is semi-sweet with a lingering toasted dark malt aftertaste. very little bitterness if any. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Draft at the restaurant/brewery. Deep opaque brown-black body, thick creamy nitro head. Aroma of roasted malts and light butter. Incredibly smooth, creamy body with rather dry roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, well-balanced and immensely quaffable. Very light sweetness. Definitely beats the thin, woody, acidic dry stouts so widespread these days. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2006
5 oz draft sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Served on nitro. Opaque and completely black with a lasting smallish smooth brown head....lovely sweet candy-like aroma, with chocolate, almonds and nougat all appearing along with a hint of roasty malt...mellow, moderately bitter chocolaty body with some medium-roast coffee thrown in towards the finish....smooth throughout, just a hint of bite, perhaps a little too thin at the end. Still easily the best beer that I sampled from this brewer. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 On tap at the Brewpub Didn’t really consider this a Guinness clone, considering this beer actually had flavor. Pour of deep black with brown fringes and tan clean head. Tangy roast aroma. Heavy sugar and roast flavor. Strong scotch, oak, and oat flavors on the back end. Touch of earthy and chewy grain over a little charcoal. Palate is a little thinner than I would like, but it’s drinkable.