wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at PP Strong Ale Festival. Tasted with too many ratebeerians to list. Creamy 1 finger head. Interesting combo of roastiness and hops. Great mellow flavor and a little hop bitterness.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/06/02: Had on tap at Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival
This strong, dark black beer has an unmistakable whiskey flavoring (thanks to the cask conditioning). Not for the tame at heart, at 8.2% ABV, this one really warms on the way down. A dark, but thin head tops off this gorgeous beer. Thick and full tasting, this stout does not disappoint.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. 10th Rating of this beer. Pours cloudy borwn with a 2 finger than head. Nose is hoppy sweet. Taste is full of rye, smoky, tasty and very nice.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the second annual Bistro’s West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Fest: Clear copper brown with a thin, spotty-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel and bourbon oak with a hint of dark chocolate. Body starts with a light caramely sweetness and some earthy roasty bitterness toward a piny hoppy finish. Nicely balanced and quite drinkable.
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Bistro BA Brew Fest 11/11/06; Nose of bourbon and rye bread, with a little spiciness mixed in; Hazy brown with a ring of bubbles around the glass; flavor of bourbon, alcohol and rye in a medium thin body, with an alcohol finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of peppery spice and rye leading to notes of anise and marzipan. Mildly buttery palate with good mouthfeel, very prominent rye flavors. seems rather soft for a stout. Very peppery lingering finish.
pinkzambia (1473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Bistro in Hayward: Left over from their Barrel aged fest. Black color with not much head. Smoky and malty aroma. Flavors of licorice and spices. The aftertaste is wonderful and sticks around for a while. Yummy!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ 2007 Strong Ale Fest. Poured a hazy deep brown color with a large creamy tan head. The aroma had strong citrus and pine with the whiskey not as strong as I would have expected, but that is better. The flavor was the same It seemed to have a fair amount of hops, with a rye spicey finish. Caramel also mixed into the finish. Wasn’t bad but I really didn’t realized it was a stout until now.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very rye, chocolate, coffee stout. some bittersweet flavors but worth my time kind of bitter. there was some serious wild turkey in this one. i think this one may have been my downfall in the fest
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled on tap at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival Nov 2008, an event share with what seemed liked hundreds of ratebeerians and enjoyed mostly through a straw, since my face was a bloody mess of scabs and stitches. this beer was dark colored with some tan head. there was a lot going on between hops roasty malt, alchol and vanilla rye notes. very interesting and good