AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body, and a long lasting dark tan nitro head that left nice lacing on the glass. Malty roasted aroma, and a very roasty flavor, some coffee notes. Very smooth, and almost expansive in the finish. Very good.
Jimmythespoon (437) - CYPRUS - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours a thick black, lots of coffee and chocolate but very well balanced. Good beer!
dfearnley (723) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass
Oatmeal, toasted malt, lots of soy, cocoa, and a touch of coffee. It’s black with a very thin caramel coloured head. First impressions is caramel, but that disappears almost instantly and is replaced with toasted malt and chocolate. It has the bitterness of coffee, but not quite the taste of coffee. This is highly drinkable.
exeter (108) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pretty black, almost impossible to see through, very thick light brown head forms, slowly drops to a thin layer and ring leaving a ton of lace chunks stuck to the glass. Smell is nice, lightly lactic, lots of caramel, chocolate milk, very roasty, quite fruity, some vanilla, light orange peel, cherries, some coffee, pretty neat. Taste is similar, some lactic sourness, milky, chocolate, very roasty, maybe dark fruit, more chocolate milk, pretty interesting stuff, lightly toasted. Mouth feel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, pretty silky, Great Stout
Hophaze (154) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours jet black with thick head that stays for a bit. Aroma of vanilla and cocoa. Velvet mouthfeel. Would have judged higher but the finish left a little to be desired. Lacked depth. Thin.
yiannnos (671) - , CYPRUS - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour. Roasted malt aroma along with some liquorice. Roasty flavour, dark chocolate, coffee
greenclansman (673) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super black color, extra carbonated. Roasted aromas with coffee and chocolate hints. Very nice taste, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Hoppy aftertaste. Very nice beer but it would be better with less carbonation.
hockeybeerguy (528) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
She pours a motor oil quality and leaves the same colored body, both have an enormous three finger head that seems like it just doesn’t want to die. Wow, what a nice show as the lacing is strewn in foamy bubbles. The aroma has a super huge amount of roasted coffee notes coming through in a slightly bitter way, backed up by a decent amount of roasted malts. The taste is mainly bitter and roasty, there’s an aspect about this beer that tells me it wants to own you as something dark and harsh pervades and pounds my mouth. There is a super dry roasty somewhat coffee-like aftertaste with a just a plain dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on my mouth and tongue and wants to try to be gentle yet that same dark harshness comes back, carbonation is fairly smooth.
Overall, for the most part, I think is just an ok foreign/extra stout, it has a fair amount of good aspects that try to showcase some good things about it, but still when I look at it as a whole, I just can’t seem to think to give it that next higher number. Maybe I just need to try it fresher.
andrewturba (885) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with a small tan head and moderate lace on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, sweet vanilla, medium fruity esters, and light coffee. Flavour is cocoa, creamy sweetness, roasted malt, mild bitterness, moderate fruity esters and a touch of coffee. Really like this one!
zoucrew102 (344) - - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at alameda brewpub Portland, OR. Nitroed. Good chocolate malt aroma. Pours black with a nice light brown head and good lacing. Rich, creamy chocolatey mouthfeel with the chocolate flavors lingering on the clean, smooth finish.
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patricks110 (1550) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another solid Alameda brew. The pour is a dark velvety black with a creamy off white head. Aromas of earth, vanilla and cocoa blend well with a well roasted malt. Nice and sweet mid palate with a hint of dark fruits and nuts with a dash of cocoa. The roast although heavy doesn’t carry a strong bitterness on the finish. Creamy and velvety with a lingerance of dark malts.