mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, impenetrable. A short 1/2 finger of rusty-vanilla cream head.
Light sweetness of baker’s chocolate and a non-descript coffee roast. Fair strength. Shows off a rich, deep roast coffee bean and a dark cacao. Thick grain, toasted/burnt and borderline ’molasses’, though not nearly as sweet.
Creamy’ and ’smooth’, a wonderfully velvety texture that builds a slight Booziness / heat with each sip. Nice.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rated 4/21/03 at the Wet Dog Cafe (Pacific Rim Brewing), Astoria. Black body with a tan head that lasted, nice full roasted malt aroma. Huge roasted flavors of chocolate and coffee, and a great bitter finish. This is a very good stout, so good, I got a 22oz. bottle to take home.
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Astoria pub. A strong stout, almost Imperial-esque. Dark, roasted flavor, alcohol is definitely noticeable along with a smoky flavor. Very tasty and worth trying.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge roasted flavor, with some coffee aspects. Very palatable and drinkable. A fine stout.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark as a night at sea with an unfading, frothy chocolate head. Dark malt roasted aroma and a very smoth roast malt flavor with a finish carrying minimal bitterness. A hearty oatmeal stout.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught at Wet Dog Cafe/Pacific Rim, Astoria
Amber edges on a black canvas, retentive tan head. Nose of sweet roast, rich spices & chewy malts. The flavor is creamy, balanced nicely, sweet but expected.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a solid sweet stout, that never gets out of control. Remains well balanced and does not get too sweet or overly roasty. Nice chocolate and hearty maltiness, this is rich and creamy on the palate.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good roasted flavor. Starts as a oatmeal cream stout, but finishes bitter and coffee-esque. Not the heaviest body.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Real roastey, mocha and espresso. chocolatey with a bit of a bite. burnt malts, citrucy and tart, dry finish
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
mocha aroma, cloudy dark brown, medium body, building dryness and bitterness with soft choclate notes