rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: black pour with medium sized creamy tan head. Aroma is of roasted grain and coffee. Flavor is lightly bitter roasted grain, a little coffee and a floral jasmine-like note with a dose of creamy oatmeal sweetness. Interesting flavors, mellow palate throughout.
larryLSB (456) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a sampler, at the Brewpub. Darker brown with a light medium tan head. Nose was coffee with a hint of chocolate. Smooth and creamy in the mouth, with a kind of sweetness. Very tasty.
bnoel09 (455) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Color is dark brown/black. Aroma is dark roasted malts with some chocolate notes as well. Flavor is the same, dark roasted malts, light chocolate flavors, and some coffee flavor as well. Palate is smooth and creamy as to be expected with the oatmeal and nitrogen. Overall a nice stout.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a dark black with a big thick covering of creamy brownish head. The head hangs around for quite a while leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of deep roasted chocolate malts and a bit of sweetness and oats mixed in as well.
T - Starts off with some light roasted chocolate malt and a bit of sweetness and oat flavor. Through the middle a bit more sweet milk and oats come through. The finish is a mix of roasted and sweet chocolates that linger.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth and very creamy. The beer has an very nice texture from the oats and nitro serving.
D - Very drinkable and smooth and creamy. Nice roasted flavors and sort of light but not empty at all.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Smooth coffee and oat aroma. The flavor is smooth and has a robust oat mouthfeel that balances a nice mellow dark roast coffee bitterness. Lightly sweet and robust for a regular strength stout. Very tasty.
marcus (7235) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a modest tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a rich treacle flavor with a bit of chocolate and coffee and a dry finish.
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Black with tan head. Dark malt aroma. Medium body, mild carbonation. Flavor is smooth dark burnt malt. Not very bitter. Decent stout.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standard stout aroma. Chocolate, coffee, and some molasses. Flavor profile was nice with enough roasted malts, coffee-like bitterness and sweet chocolate to keep things interesting. Lingering bitterness.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Hop and some roast aroma. Small beige head. Black strong in alcohol and a little fruity with a hint of bitterness in a crisp and dry roast finish.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep darks tout with a thin moka head. A sweetish chocolate aroma with light berry notes, almost like a fruity mokaccino. In mouth, a good chocolate over resinous hops, and powdery chocolate. Oily mouthfeel. Medium to rich bodied. On tap at brewpub, 27 August 2009.